Jason Lieser

Jason Lieser is the Post's Miami Heat reporter. He has covered sports in Chicago, New Orleans and now South Florida. Follow on Twitter @JasonLieser

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Heat’s Dwyane Wade ponders retirement as season ends quietly in Philadelphia
 Has Dwyane Wade reached the end? (Getty Images) PHILADELPHIA — If this is it for Dwyane Wade, it’s a quiet exit for the biggest star in 
            Heat history. He doesn’t seem like he’d have a problem with that. Wade came back to the Heat unassumingly two months ago and maintained that approach through the end,...

Posted: 22 hours ago

Has Dwyane Wade reached the end? (Getty Images) PHILADELPHIA — If this is it for Dwyane Wade, it’s a quiet exit for the biggest star in Heat history. He doesn’t seem like he’d have a problem with that. Wade came back to the Heat unassumingly two months ago and maintained that approach through the end,...
2018 NBA playoffs: 76ers’ Brett Brown among those waiting for Dwyane Wade’s exit
 Dwyane Wade could be playing his final game tonight. (Getty Images) PHILADELPHIA — Perhaps the highest compliment 76ers coach Brett Brown can give 
            Dwyane Wade is that he eagerly awaits his retirement. A few months past his 36th birthday, Wade’s been a big factor for the Heat in this first-round playoff series with...

Posted: a day ago

Dwyane Wade could be playing his final game tonight. (Getty Images) PHILADELPHIA — Perhaps the highest compliment 76ers coach Brett Brown can give Dwyane Wade is that he eagerly awaits his retirement. A few months past his 36th birthday, Wade’s been a big factor for the Heat in this first-round playoff series with...
2018 NBA playoffs: Heat’s Tyler Johnson struggles through thumb injury
 Tyler Johnson’s had a tough series. (Getty Images) PHILADELPHIA — There is zero chance of 
            Heat guard Tyler Johnson missing tonight’s Game 5 against the 76ers. “He’s ready to go,” coach Erik Spoelstra said at shootaround. “He would probably punch me in the face if I said anything otherwise...

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Tyler Johnson’s had a tough series. (Getty Images) PHILADELPHIA — There is zero chance of Heat guard Tyler Johnson missing tonight’s Game 5 against the 76ers. “He’s ready to go,” coach Erik Spoelstra said at shootaround. “He would probably punch me in the face if I said anything otherwise...
2018 NFL Draft: Miami Dolphins prepare for Round 1 surprises, snags
 What are the chances the Dolphins can get Baker Mayfield? (Getty Images) The 
            NFL Draft always seems predictable right up until the teams actually start making picks. Then it gets crazy. Highly thought of players fall, and a supposed “reach” goes early. Maybe a scandal shakes it up, like when Laremy Tunsil plummeted...

Posted: 2 days ago

What are the chances the Dolphins can get Baker Mayfield? (Getty Images) The NFL Draft always seems predictable right up until the teams actually start making picks. Then it gets crazy. Highly thought of players fall, and a supposed “reach” goes early. Maybe a scandal shakes it up, like when Laremy Tunsil plummeted...
2018 NFL Mock Draft: Palm Beach Post’s Jason Lieser | Version 4.0
 Sam Darnold hasn’t proven himself as the clear No. 1 quarterback. (Getty Images) The NFL Draft starts Thursday, which means 
            the Dolphins will have their board set no later than Tuesday in preparation for all the wild wrinkles that can happen when teams start trading and prospects start sliding. The biggest mystery remains...

Posted: 2 days ago

Sam Darnold hasn’t proven himself as the clear No. 1 quarterback. (Getty Images) The NFL Draft starts Thursday, which means the Dolphins will have their board set no later than Tuesday in preparation for all the wild wrinkles that can happen when teams start trading and prospects start sliding. The biggest mystery remains...
2018 NBA playoffs: Heat haven’t seen the best of 76ers C Joel Embiid
 Joel Embiid has made an impact already, but he’s still not himself. (Getty Images) CAMDEN, N.J. — 76ers center Joel Embiid has had plenty working against him as he tries to settle into this first-round playoff
            series against 
            the Heat, and he’s only halfway toward playing like his usual all-star self...

Posted: 2 days ago

Joel Embiid has made an impact already, but he’s still not himself. (Getty Images) CAMDEN, N.J. — 76ers center Joel Embiid has had plenty working against him as he tries to settle into this first-round playoff series against the Heat, and he’s only halfway toward playing like his usual all-star self...
NBA playoffs: J.J. Redick, 76ers out to hit Heat with ‘crushing blow’
 J.J. Redick is enjoying the back and forth of the 76ers-Heat series.(Getty Images) CAMDEN, N.J. — The first-round playoff series between 
            the Heat and 76ers feels more contentious to the players than it’s actually been. Philadelphia has a 3-1 lead after sweeping two games
            in Miami and can win its first...

Posted: 2 days ago

J.J. Redick is enjoying the back and forth of the 76ers-Heat series.(Getty Images) CAMDEN, N.J. — The first-round playoff series between the Heat and 76ers feels more contentious to the players than it’s actually been. Philadelphia has a 3-1 lead after sweeping two games in Miami and can win its first...
2018 NBA playoffs: 76ers know what to expect from Miami Heat in Game 5
 Ben Simmons and the 76ers are ready for a fight in Game 5, and they’re not going to change their style. (Getty Images) CAMDEN, N.J. — There’s a feeling among the 76ers that they were fortunate to escape 
            Miami with a narrow victory in Game 4 of this first-round playoff series. It’s not that they were lucky...

Posted: 2 days ago

Ben Simmons and the 76ers are ready for a fight in Game 5, and they’re not going to change their style. (Getty Images) CAMDEN, N.J. — There’s a feeling among the 76ers that they were fortunate to escape Miami with a narrow victory in Game 4 of this first-round playoff series. It’s not that they were lucky...
2018 NFL Draft: Miami Dolphins can make it fun by picking a playmaker
 Alabama’s Calvin Ridley will probably be the first wide receiver taken. (Getty Images) It’s been at least a few years since a 
            Dolphins’ draft energized the fan base, and this week might finally bring some excitement. There’s drama surrounding what will happen with the No. 11 pick, whether Miami will catch...

Posted: 3 days ago

Alabama’s Calvin Ridley will probably be the first wide receiver taken. (Getty Images) It’s been at least a few years since a Dolphins’ draft energized the fan base, and this week might finally bring some excitement. There’s drama surrounding what will happen with the No. 11 pick, whether Miami will catch...
2018 NFL Draft: Notre Dame’s Mike McGlinchey too big for Dolphins to ignore
 Notre Dame left tackle Mike McGlinchey could be a pillar for the Dolphins. (Getty Images) The 
            Dolphins missed their shot to draft MVP quarterback Matt Ryan a decade ago, but maybe they’ll take his little cousin this year. “Little” isn’t a great word to describe Notre Dame’s Mike McGlinchey, who stands...

Posted: 4 days ago

Notre Dame left tackle Mike McGlinchey could be a pillar for the Dolphins. (Getty Images) The Dolphins missed their shot to draft MVP quarterback Matt Ryan a decade ago, but maybe they’ll take his little cousin this year. “Little” isn’t a great word to describe Notre Dame’s Mike McGlinchey, who stands...
2018 NFL Draft: Marshall QB Chase Litton a late-round option for Dolphins
 Chase Litton did some impressive things at Marshall, but he’s a tough prospect to evaluate. (Getty Images) Barring an unexpected slide by one of the elite quarterbacks in next week’s NFL Draft, 
            the Dolphins will shift into a search for someone with a less recognizable name. One of those unheralded prospects worth...

Posted: 5 days ago

Chase Litton did some impressive things at Marshall, but he’s a tough prospect to evaluate. (Getty Images) Barring an unexpected slide by one of the elite quarterbacks in next week’s NFL Draft, the Dolphins will shift into a search for someone with a less recognizable name. One of those unheralded prospects worth...