HEAT RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Heat still hoping to trade Chris Bosh

The Miami Heat can safely waive Chris Bosh at any time now, as his salary will be excluded from their cap number now that there’s no way he could play 25 or more regular season games for another team this season. So what’s the holdup?According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Heat are in no rush to release Bosh because there are no players currently available that they...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

6 free agents the Miami Heat can replace Dion Waiters with

Dion Waiters — who is enjoying the best season of his career — will be a free agent this summer. If he leaves, who can the Miami Heat replace him with? The Miami Heat may have a huge hole to fill this summer. Well, there could be a lot of holes, considering almost half the […] 6 free agents the Miami Heat can replace Dion Waiters with - All U Can Heat - All U Can Heat - A Miami...
Via All U Can Heat
11 hours ago

Report: Goran Dragic is playing with a nagging foot injury

Goran Dragic is dealing with a painful foot injury that could explain his recent struggles in the Miami Heat’s last few losses. Since Dion Waiters went down with a sprained ankle, the Miami Heat have struggled. They’ve lost four of their last seven, and Goran Dragic’s sub-par play has something to do with it. We’ve […] Report: Goran Dragic is playing with a nagging foot...
Via All U Can Heat
21 hours ago

Celtics edge Heat, 112-108

The Heat overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit, but could not get over the hump. The Miami Heat battled back from a 10-point early deficit in the fourth quarter and even gained the lead midway through the period. But as it turns out, not having Dion Waiters to close a game really hurts. Miami had the ball the semi-transition with 40 seconds left, down 106-108 after Josh Richardson...
Via Hot Hot Hoops
22 hours ago

NBA Draft prospects for the Miami Heat to watch in Kentucky vs North Carolina

Kentucky and North Carolina are loaded with some of the best talent in college basketball. Aside from their clear lottery picks, they should have some guys who the Miami Heat could target later in the NBA Draft. Who should Heat fans be looking at, then, while watching this Elite 8 matchup? While the likes of Kentucky’s Malik […] NBA Draft prospects for the Miami Heat to watch...
Via All U Can Heat
1 day ago

Miami Heat’s new secret weapon: Whiteside’s soft touch

How the Miami Heat can use Hassan Whiteside complete turnaround at the charity stripe after the All-Star break. In a recent article Zach Lowe on ten things he likes and dislikes, one of them is Hassan Whiteside’s touch. [Whiteside] has an uncanny soft touch on flip shots, putbacks, and the occasional midrange jumper. His shots sort of deaden on the rim before dropping. When...
Via Hot Hot Hoops
1 day ago

Miami Heat: Offensive Struggles Without Dion Waiters Are Concerning

Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

Box Score 3/24: Waiting on West Virginia

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Happy Friday and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while wait for the Mountaineers to shoot the ball.Happy birthday today to Chris Bosh, Corey Hart, Ron Hainsey, Peyton Manning, Mike Vanderjagt and Penny Toler. On this date in 1979 Magic Johnson scored a triple-double for...
Via Yardbarker
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ainge ‘surprised’ Allen was snubbed by ex-Celtics teammates

Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge is willing to let bygones be bygones, and he’s curious why some of his former players won’t do the same.In his weekly appearance on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Toucher & Rich” on Thursday, Ainge admitted to some surprise that ex-Celtics guard Ray Allen was being snubbed by his old teammates.“I was surprised,” said Ainge, per...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan wears burned LeBron James jersey to Cavs-Nuggets game

An NBA fan who perhaps once harbored a grudge over LeBron James’ desertion from the Cleveland Cavaliers curiously wore a partially burned James jersey at Wednesday's game.The fan received some air time on the Jumbotron during the Cavs’ visit to Pepsi Center Wednesday night for a showdown with the Denver Nuggets.What made the fan’s choice of attire so perplexing, though, was...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside has great reaction to winning East Player of the Week

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside is used to being slept on, so he was quite surprised to learn he had been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week.Whiteside, who took home the honors after averaging 20.0 points, 13.7 rebounds, and 2.7 blocks per game in the past week, had this great reaction to the news of his achievement, per Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald. Of course, the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo explains why Ray Allen won't be invited to a reunion of the 2008 Celtics

The 10-year anniversary of the last time the Celtics won a title will be here in 2018, and Rajon Rondo is planning a vacation for his former teammates to get together and reflect on the accomplishment. But one name will be noticeably absent from his invite list.Ray Allen left the Celtics after five seasons to chase a ring with the Miami Heat, and the vets from that Boston squad...
Via FOX Sports
7 days ago

Lillard's 49 points lift Blazers over Heat, 115-104

MIAMI (AP) Damian Lillard scored a season-high 49 points, 28 of them coming after halftime and the Portland Trail Blazers continued their playoff push by beating the Miami Heat 115-104 on Sunday night. Lillard tied a career high with nine 3-pointers, giving him 1,002 for his career. He shot 14 for 21 from the field, 9 for 12 from 3-point range and made all 12 of his free throws...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Towns scores 31 in Wolves' loss to Heat

MIAMI -- Hassan Whiteside scored 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Tyler Johnson scored 23 off the bench and the Miami Heat downed the Minnesota Timberwolves 123-105 on Friday night. Goran Dragic scored 19 points and added 10 assists for Miami, which lost Dion Waiters to an ankle injury in the second quarter but moved to 23-5 in its last 28 games overall and 15-1 in its last 16...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA stars receiving personalized potatoes in mail

A unknown entity is behind a bizarre development this week where a handful of NBA players have received personalized potatoes in the mail.The strange sensation started to become known on Wednesday when Dallas Mavericks superstar Dirk Nowitzki took to Twitter to express gratitude over receiving the super-special spud. But ever since Nowitzki went public with his tater tribute, several...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat enter the playoff race

The Miami Heat beat the New Orleans Pelicans Wednesday night 120-112. That win put the Heat in the eighth seed, giving the team playoff seeding for the first time this season. This only lasted a few hours, as the Milwaukee Bucks’ victory on the West Coast knocked out the Heat, but it was another milestone in Miami’s rise from the bottom. After the first half of the season, the...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Amid Heat turnaround, Spoelstra drawing Daly comparisons

MIAMI (AP) Ron Rothstein still speaks with nothing but reverence for his longtime friend Chuck Daly, who won two NBA titles with Detroit on his way to enshrinement in the Basketball Hall of Fame. That's why this comparison is significant. When Rothstein sees what Erik Spoelstra has done in Miami this season, he's reminded of Daly. Spoelstra has emerged again as a coach of the...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Is re-signing Dion Waiters to a long-term deal a wise move for the Heat?

It only took one season of playing with the Heat for Dion Waiters to realize that he wants to stay in Miami long-term, but is it wise to spend perhaps $14 million or more this summer on a player who has played for three different teams in the last four years?Waiters, the fourth overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2012, averaged 14.7 points and 3.0 assists as a rookie despite...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Goran Dragic eye injury photo is gruesome-looking

Goran Dragic took an elbow to the face during Saturday’s game, and suffered an orbital contusion as a result. He didn’t play in Sunday’s game against the Pacers, and if you look at this recent photo of him, you’ll quickly understand why. Dragic commented that he couldn’t even see out of the eye. Ouch.
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Uber driver really excited to learn he picked up Dwyane Wade

Dwyane Wade ordered an Uber to get back to the Chicago Bulls’ team hotel from Waffle House on Tuesday, night and let’s just say the driver was a little excited.“You the man. You are the man,” said the driver, according to video obtained by TMZ Sports. The driver later mentioned that his family wouldn’t believe who he picked up. “We’re going to be fast friends by the...
Via Sportsnaut
19 days ago  |  Discuss

JR Smith, Dion Waiters get into shouting match during skirmish (VIDEO)

Things got ugly at the end of Saturday night’s Cavs-Heat game. It started with just over one minute remaining, when Rodney McGruder dunked over Channing Frye, and then gave him a little shove in the back. Obviously, that didn’t go over well, and a skirmish broke out. J.R. Smith, who didn’t even play in the game, began yelling at Dion Waiters, which is pretty much the most J...
Via The Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat Players Admit They’re Monitoring Scores of Teams in Playoff Hunt

Having won 17 of their last 20 games, the Miami Heat find themselves in the middle of a tight race for the final playoff spot. As a result, some of the Heat players have found themselves watching games of teams in the playoff hunt, rooting for every advantage they can get. Goran Dragic, who has been instrumental during the Heat’s run, admits that he checks the scores from other...
Via Heat Nation
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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