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Report: Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat At Impasse In Contract Talks

MIAMI — For the first time, the relationship between Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat seems murky at best. And his future with the team is now in doubt. Contract talks between Wade and the Heat are at “an impasse” and the three-time NBA champion is preparing himself for possibly leaving the team this summer, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press...
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Are Dwyane Wade and the Heat headed for a split?

There’s little doubt that future Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade would look a bit awkward in another uniform. Even when LeBron James was providing South Beach with four straight conference titles, the Miami Heat were Wade’s team. A 12-year veteran of the Heat, one report is now indicating that Wade could opt out of his contract and look for employment elsewhere this summer. The Miami...
Via Sportsnaut
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Hassan Whiteside tired of answering why he does not work out with Hakeem Olajuwon

After bouncing around between the NBA’s D-League and professional leagues overseas, Hassan Whiteside found a home this season with the Heat. The 25-year-old showed he can be a defensive anchor, averaging 2.6 blocks per game to go along with 10 rebounds. While his ability as a defender is just what Miami needed in the paint,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Dwyane Wade, Heat Have 'Sizable Gap' On Contract Plans

Dwyane Wade opted out of the final two years of his contract that would have paid him $41.6 million and instead accepted a two-year, $31 million deal. The contract includes a player option next for $16.1 million. Wade said last summer that he was curious to see what he could command in the summer of 2016, when the cap is expected to skyrocket from $67 million to $89 million. But...
Via RealGM
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Miami Heat News: Former FGCU Guard Brett Comer Receives Workout with Heat

While the Miami Heat hold the No. 10 pick for the 2015 NBA Draft, it doesn’t mean that they’re not looking at all prospects heading into June. Brett Comer, the former Florida Gulf Coast University standout point guard participated in a pre-draft workout with the Heat on Tuesday morning. He received the opportunity to play against some of this year’s best draft prospects when...
Via Heat Nation
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What to expect from Dwyane Wade next season? A look to Michael Jordan could help

While nowhere near the tumult of last offseason, the Miami Heat once again face questions about their future this summer. Some of that is draft-related. The biggest question is free agency -- or, more specifically, whether Goran Dragic will be back next season. Chris Bosh isn't a 100 percent sure thing after his health scare this season, although his progress back seems to be on...
Via Fox Sports
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Chris Bosh posts vacation pictures, has a 'new pet llama' (PHOTOS)

You're recovering from an injury that ended your season. Your team has missed the NBA playoffs. A prominent former teammate is steamrolling his way to yet another NBA Finals. What do you do with the conference finals on the verge of ending?If you're Miami Heat star Chris Bosh, you take a little vacation with the family -- and make a new animal friend.According to the commenters in...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Heat still favorites for Goran Dragic; Lakers, Knicks, Pelicans interested

The Miami Heat's offseason doesn't quite begin and end with the re-signing of point guard Goran Dragic, but it has to be priority No. 1 for Pat Riley and the Heat front office. Miami paid a pretty hefty price to acquire Dragic, and you don't swallow that kind of cost without intending to do everything possible to keep the player you get in return.There's good news for Heat fans on...
Via Fox Sports
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10 Free Agents the Miami Heat Could Be Looking to Target

The NBA free agent sweepstakes, which get underway in mid-July, offer teams around the league an opportunity to rebuild or reload. The Miami Heat are somewhere in the middle of those two extremes. Injuries to key players throughout the season kept the Heat from fully realizing their potential. In spite of that, the team missed the playoffs by just one game. So, Pat Riley and Erik...
Via Heat Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Goran Dragic Assured Heat Will Play Faster Moving Forward

Goran Dragic feels strongly that the Miami Heat must play faster and has been assured that is a key part of the team's plan moving forward, according to a source. Dragic still appears to consider the Heat as the frontrunner heading into free agency. The Lakers, Knicks, New Orleans, Milwaukee, Sacramento are all expected to have interest in Dragic.
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Will The Miami Heat Be Title Contenders Next Season?

As we enter the month of June, optimism is at its peak with the Miami Heat. After a season that culminated in a 37-45 record and a non-playoff year, it was made official with the NBA Draft lottery on Tuesday night that the Heat would hold the No. 10 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. Despite achieving a losing record, Miami enters the 2015-16 season in better shape than most teams with...
Via Heat Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Will Face Miami Heat in October 7th Preseason Game

We already know the Orlando Magic will play a preseason contest in Brazil on October 17th. You can add a meeting with the Miami Heat in Louisville, Kentucky on October 7th to the exhibition calendar.   Heat to play Oct. 7 exhibition in Louisville against Magic. Heat drew sellout of 20,074 for preseason game there last season vs. Pelicans. — Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) May...
Via Magic Basketball Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

What does the 10th pick mean for the Miami Heat?

The Miami Heat secured the tenth pick in the NBA Draft Lottery Tuesday night. The Heat were ensured that they would have control over their own pick, which would have been sent to Philadelphia had it fallen outside the top ten. The lottery is relatively new territory for Miami: the franchise has only picked in the lottery twice in the last twelve years. As a result, Heat fans might...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: Is Goran Dragic worth a max contract?

The Miami Heat traded for Goran Dragic in February knowing that he would become an unrestricted free agent come July. The veteran point guard is set to hit the open market on July 1, and he is free to sign with any team. Rumors abound that both the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers will court Dragic, and that he wanted to sign long term with one of those teams at the trade...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Bosh on blood clot diagnosis: ‘I’m lucky to be alive’

Miami Heat star Chris Bosh looks back at the moment he realized there was something seriously wrong with his health and now considers himself incredibly lucky simply to be around to talk about it. Blood clots were discovered in Bosh’s lungs shortly after playing in the 2015 NBA All-Star Game. Given the seriousness and gravity...Read More The post Chris Bosh on blood clot diagnosis...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Hassan Whiteside be the next Alonzo Mourning?

The Miami Herald ran a story the other day that really captured my attention. “Pat Riley indicated the Heat shouldn’t go more than three or four possessions without getting the ball to Hassan Whiteside and Whiteside should have the mentality of Alonzo Mourning,”. “‘If Alonzo didn’t get a touch three or four times down the court, he would put his big hands around my neck...
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Pat Riley seemingly takes shot at LeBron James

Miami Heat president Pat Riley held his final press conference of the year on Monday. Last year, the uncertain future of LeBron James was the most significant — if not only — topic of discussion. LeBron is no longer a member of the Heat, but it sure seems like Riley found a way to work...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Heat finally failed this season, but in a way still succeeded

There are plenty of people on this green earth who coach and play sports. For these men and women, the DNA of athletic success is so deeply coded into the human organism that it’s a sin against nature to view any loss as “good.” Thus begins a counterintuitive examination of the most successful “bad season” in the 2015 NBA… especially since the New York Knicks...
Via Crossover Chronicles
April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

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