Miami Heat News: Heat Waive Five Players, Keep Rodney McGruder for Final Roster

In a series of important roster changes, the Miami Heat are reportedly holding onto preseason standout Rodney McGruder and cutting guards Beno Udrih and Briante Weber. In addition, the Heat have also waived forward Okaro White, guard Luis Montero, and center Vashil Fernandez. Heat make official what we previously reported: Vashil Fernandez, Luis Montero, Beno Udrih, Brianté...
Via Heat Nation
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Heat fall 113-110 vs Sixers to close out preseason

Miami ends a promising preseason with a 4-4 record. It was a long and tedious campaign, and we’re just talking about the final preseason game in which the Miami Heat lost at home to the Philadelphia 76ers 113-110 on Friday night to wrap up the preseason with a 4-4 record. The final outcome was insignificant of course, but coach Erik Spoelstra used the final preseason game as a...
Via Hot Hot Hoops
1 day ago

Postgame Grades: Miami Heat come up short vs 76ers

The Miami Heat finish the preseason with a 4-4 record after losing to Philadelphia. Playing on the second night of a back-to-back, the Miami Heat wrapped up their preseason schedule with a home loss to the Philadelphia 76ers, 113-110. The Heat led the game most of the way, however couldn’t hold on down the stretch […] Postgame Grades: Miami Heat come up short vs 76ers - All U...
Via All U Can Heat
1 day ago

National anthem singer kneels during performance at Miami Heat game

National anthem singer Denasia Lawrence kneeled during her performance before the Miami Heat's game Friday night, while wearing a "Black Lives Matter" t-shirt under her jacket.The Heat released a statement saying "We were unaware of it ahead of time."It's the second time in as many weeks that a singer has kneeled while performing the anthem before an NBA exhibition game. Leah Tysse...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Philadelphia 76ers: most impressive players of the preseason

The Philadelphia 76ers wrapped up the preseason with a win against the Miami Heat to finish the preseason with a record of two wins and five losses. This is still a young team that is learning how to play together, so the losing record should not come as a surprise to many people. The 76ers did their best to play well and many of their players were impressive, but three players in...
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Hassan Whiteside, Goran Dragic finish preseason strong in Heat's loss to 76ers

76ERS 113, HEAT 110MIAMI -- Dario Saric scored 19 points, and Joel Embiid capped off a strong preseason with 18 points in 18 minutes for Philadelphia.Jerami Grant scored 17 for the 76ers, who trailed by as many as 10 points.Goran Dragic scored 17 points and handed out seven assists for Miami. Hassan Whiteside scored 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds, and Dragic and Whiteside both...
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Miami Heat vs. Philadelphia 76ers Preseason Game Recap: Heat Fall to 76ers in Preseason Finale

(Miami, FL) – In their last game of the preseason on Friday night, the Miami Heat (4-4) were edged by the Philadelphia 76ers (2-5) by a score of 113-110 at American Airlines Arena. Recently signed backup shooting guard Luis Montero, who nailed a 3-pointer with 46 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to get the Heat to within one, missed a 25-footer from behind the arc at the...
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Recapping the Miami Heat Summer of 2016

The summer of 2016 was perhaps the most polarizing and divisive in Miami Heat history. For Pat Riley, it was largely about two things: Retaining Hassan Whiteside, and maximizing flexibility to target a whale to complement him in the future. Despite the ensuing hell-fire it would cause. Dwyane Wade is gone, having felt disrespected by […]
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1 day ago

Heat has shared plenty this preseason -- but will it continue?

When you have a roster overhaul like the Miami Heat has had over the past couple months natural questions arise: > Will personalities clash? > Will newcomers put ego and potentially future contract dollars aside to be team players? With a roster that includes five players on one-year contracts (Derrick Williams, Udonis Haslem, James Johnson, Beno Udrih and Luke Babbitt) and...
Via Heat Check
2 days ago

D-Wade on one day returning to Heat: ‘Anything is possible’

Dwyane Wade insists he’s happy to be embarking upon his first season as a member of his hometown Chicago Bulls. But the ties that bind him to South Beach apparently are strong, as Wade hinted that it’s possible he could one day return to the Miami Heat. Wade mentioned the potential of a reunion with the Heat during an interview with The Crossover’s Rohan Nadkarni, mentioning...
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Hassan Whiteside embracing challenge of stepping into leadership role with Heat

MIAMI (AP) -- Hassan Whiteside's talents are apparently not limited to the dunks and defense that convinced the Miami Heat he was worthy of a $98 million contract this offseason.Turns out, he also does a very respectable Shaquille O'Neal impression."When I met him, he was just, `Big fella, you've got to dunk everything,'" Whiteside said, perfectly mimicking O'Neal's oft-imitated...
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Goran Dragic, Heat prove too much for Magic to handle

HEAT 107, MAGIC 77MIAMI -- Goran Dragic scored 17 points and handed out five assists for Miami, which got 16 points and 11 rebounds from Willie Reed.Dion Waiters and Tyler Johnson each scored 15 for Miami. Serge Ibaka scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds for Orlando.MAGIC: Elfrid Payton shot 1 for 8, missing his final six shots. ... Evan Fournier scored 10 for the Magic, who...
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Report: Chris Bosh considering taking a season off

The Miami Heat are likely going to release Chris Bosh at some point in the coming months, and Bosh has said he is not retiring over the blood clot issues he has dealt with the past two years. That means he eventually expects to sign with another team, but is it possible we don’t see the 11-time NBA All-Star on the court at all this upcoming season? Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald...
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Report: Ira Winderman Predicts Beno Udrih to Acquire Final Roster Spot on Heat

The 2016-17 NBA season begins in just one week, and that means the Miami Heat have only a few days to figure out who is gonna be on their final roster. At this point, it looks like point guards Beno Udrih and Briante Weber will be fighting for the Heat’s last roster spot. According to Heat beat writer Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel, Udrih should secure the last spot while...
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Who should the Miami Heat start this season?

The Miami Heat are walking into a very new situation this year. Without old stalwarts Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh suiting up for Miami, the team will have a roster radically different from the ones they have had in the past six years. With the roster in flux, there is doubt about who head coach Erik Spoelstra will opt to include in the starting lineup this year. While some positions...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: NBPA closely watching situation between Bosh, Heat

With Chris Bosh’s standoff with the Miami Heat showing no sign of being resolved, the NBPA is reportedly watching things closely. According to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the players’ association is “examining the situation” with the awareness that Bosh is still sorting through medical and privacy concerns. The current priority for the union is a new...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hassan Whiteside’s nice gesture makes young Heat fan go nuts

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside made a young fan’s night on Wednesday. As Whiteside walked off the court to the locker room, he took off his warmup shirt and gave it to a young fan in the stands who had been hopping up and down, in hopes of receiving it. The fan was elated and went nuts after receiving the free gift. It was nice of Whiteside to hook the fan up.
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Heat may not waive Bosh until after March 1

The situation between Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat continues to be a messy one. The Heat signed Bosh to a four-year, $88 million max deal in 2014. After he signed, Bosh ended up having blood clots that limited him for two seasons in a row. Now the Heat have said they will not clear him medically and his career with them is over, but Bosh wants to continue playing in the NBA. And...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan wouldn’t mind Clippers picking up Chris Bosh

How does a Blake Griffin-DeAndre Jordan-Chris Bosh tandem sound? If Jordan has his way, the Los Angeles Clippers will sign Bosh once his ugly split with the Miami Heat concludes. TMZ captured the funny exchange: So, when we shot Jordan out in L.A. Tuesday night, we asked what he thinks Bosh should do next. “I think that he should come to the Clippers … I’d come off the...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat pay tribute to Jose Fernandez before game (VIDEO)

The Miami Heat players honored the late Jose Fernandez with t-shirts and a moment of silence before Tuesday night’s exhibition game against the Brooklyn Nets. It was the team’s first home game of the season, and Dee Gordon, among others, was in attendance. The warmup shirts the Heat players wore had Fernandez’s initials, “JDF,” and his number, “16,” inscribed on them...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat to honor Jose Fernandez in pregame ceremony

The South Florida sports community — and the sports world at large — suffered a heartbreaking blow when Miaim Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez tragically died in a boating accident in late September at the age of 24. The sudden death left the Marlins reeling and Major League Baseball in a state of shock. As a way to help Miami community mourn the sudden and devastating loss, the...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Johnson is Miami’s X-Factor

Undrafted. Summer League. Waived. D-League bound. On a 10-day contract. Back to the D-League. Another 10-day contract. And finally, Johnson lands a two-year deal with the Heat. After spots of excellence, filling in through Wade’s injuries in 2015, a broken jaw in last year’s Summer League, and a shoulder surgery that forced him to miss the latter half of last season, Tyler Johnson...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

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