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Heat agree to deal with guard Newman

The Miami Heat have signed free-agent guard Malik Newman, according to a report by Michael Scotto of The Athletic. Former Lakers two-way guard Malik Newman has agreed to a deal with the Miami Heat, a league source told The Athletic. — Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) August 3, 2018 Newman was waived by the Los Angeles Lakers […]


Heat’s Whiteside had ‘great talk’ with Spoelstra

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside says he had “a great talk” with head coach Erik Spoelstra last month in a Miami Hotel and is ready to put both his struggles on the court and complaints about reduced playing time behind him. Whiteside totaled just 26 points, 30 rebounds and six blocks in the five-game playoff series against […]


LeBron: It was tough to leave Cavs again; also considered Sixers, Rockets

LeBron James realizes it sounds strange, “weird,” to use his word, but he likes the sound of “Lakers forward LeBron James.” Seated with Rachel Nichols of ESPN during the opening of his foundation’s I Promise School in Akron and in his first interview since he decided to leave Cleveland in his wake for a second […]


Wade on his future: ‘In due time, time will tell’

Dwyane Wade has returned from his promotional trip in China and now the focus turns to his NBA future. Wade, who is currently an unrestricted free agent, says every decision at this point will be made mindful of what’s best for his family. Dwyane Wade on his future: "In due time. Time will tell." — Tim Reynolds […]


Riley expects Whiteside ‘to have a great year’

Miami Heat president Pat Riley says the franchise has had positive discussions with Hassan Whiteside this summer and believes the center will have a great season in 2018-19. Although several prominent members of the Heat want to move on from Whiteside, the organization understands his trade value is heavily diminished and won’t move him for clutter. Whiteside […]


Former No. 1 overall pick Oden makes return to the court

Greg Oden will forever be remembered as one of the many “what he could have been” stories in NBA history. Taken with the No. 1 overall selection in the 2007 NBA draft out of Ohio State — one spot ahead of Kevin Durant, who went No. 2 to the Oklahoma City Thunder — Oden’s career […]


Riley expects Wade to make decision by mid-August

Miami Heat president Pat Riley expects Dwyane Wade to make a decision on whether to return next season by mid-August. The Heat have reached out to Wade multiple times in the hopes of getting a better understanding of what type of contract the future Hall-of-Famer would want to return next season. Wade recently returned from a promotional […]


Wade to China isn’t as serious as advertised

Rumblings of Dwyane Wade leaving the NBA to play in China aren’t as serious as advertised, according to Pro Basketball reporter David Pick. The Xinjiang Flying Tigers reportedly offered Wade a three-year, $25 million contract. I'm told Dwyane Wade rumbles to China aren't as serious as advertised. Source: Zhejiang Golden Bulls are signing Panathinaikos scorer Marcus Denmon […]


Wade receives three-year offer to play in China

It was said that a “monster” offer was waiting for Dwyane Wade and that offer finally came. It just happened to come from China. According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Zhejiang Golden Bulls of China offered the free-agent guard a deal for three years and around $25 million. That trumps what the Heat can offer […]


Heat have reached out to Wade to see what contract he wants

The Miami Heat have reached out to Dwyane Wade multiple times in the hopes of getting a better understanding of what type of contract the future Hall-of-Famer would want to return next season, according to a report from Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald. Wade, however, has decided to put off all discussions about his future until […]


Report: Heat not interested in Okafor

The Miami Heat are not interested in free agent center Jahlil Okafor, according to a report from Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald. Okafor is an unrestricted free agent. The former No. 3 overall pick worked out for four NBA teams in Las Vegas last week and has been training in Miami for the past few months. […]


Wade remains non-committal about future

Dwyane Wade remains non-committal about his NBA future and told the Associated Press he’ll start focusing on a decision when he gets back from his promotional tour in China. Wade, who signed a lifetime deal with a China-based sporting apparel called Li-Ning, says he’ll sit down with the right people when the time comes. “When […]


Heat haven’t given Winslow indication if offer coming

Miami Heat swingman Justise Winslow will become a restricted free agent next summer and the franchise hasn’t given Winslow an indication of whether a contract extension will be offered this offseason, according to a report from Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. The Heat have already extended a $4.7 million qualifying offer to Winslow, so they will […]


Heat eyeing ways to fill out roster, improve

The Miami Heat have two roster spots to fill and five free agents from last season’s team that remain unsigned, as Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel pointed out in a recent column. Dwyane Wade, Udonis Haslem, Luke Babbitt, Jordan Mickey and Derrick Walton Jr. are all unsigned from last season’s Heat squad. Team […]