Miami Heat Reveal How They Will Utilize Lineups This Season

Reshaping a Miami Heat roster after an offseason that’s seen departures, controversies and missed opportunities likely means that the Heat will utilize the new centerpiece of the lineup, center Hassan Whiteside. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald wrote about the strategic advantages of surrounding the big man with an array of shooters this season. Using a smaller lineup with...
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Hassan Whiteside: "I'm a great passer. I just have to show you all."

NASSAU, BAHAMAS -- There were times sitting court side last season when you could hear Hassan Whiteside pleading with the official scorer's table to credit him with an assist. There was a reason.  Among the 69 centers in the league to play in at least 50 games last season, Whiteside tied for 61st with 29 total assists in 73 games. That of course was in an improvement over the six...
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3 hours ago

Justise Winslow: “This is our team now”

The national media has written the Heat off. Winning cures that problem. Erik Spoelstra never coached the Miami Heat without Dwyane Wade until this season. This time around he can can mold the team completely in his own image, without the constraints of conforming to the unique style of a dominating future Hall-of-Fame star. Goran Dragic and Justise Winslow performed in Wade’s...
Via Hot Hot Hoops
7 hours ago

End of Heat’s Big Three points to Pat Riley’s powerlessness in current NBA

Remember that party? You know the one I’m talking about, where LeBron James, Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh sat on a stage at American Airlines Arena. They were in their new Miami Heat uniforms, giddy to be playing together for Pat Riley. Miami was going to be home for the rest of their careers, and Riley, The Godfather who signed them all by dropping his bag of championship rings...
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Miami Heat forward Josh McRoberts frustrated with recurring injury issues

Josh McRoberts, still recovering from a broken right foot, has yet to participate with the Miami Heat in training camp. Since signing with the Miami Heat in 2014, Josh McRoberts has played in just 59 games over the last two seasons as he’s dealt with various injuries. He’s not lived up to the expectations the […] Miami Heat forward Josh McRoberts frustrated with recurring injury...
Via All U Can Heat
1 day ago

Entering second season, Justise Winslow wants to grow as a leader for Heat

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) -- Justise Winslow's position with the Miami Heat has finally been clarified.He's their small forward.That is, unless he's playing power forward.Or shooting guard. Or defending the opposition's point guard. Or playing at center, as he did at times out of necessity in last season's Eastern Conference semifinal series against Toronto.In Heat vernacular...
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He does it all: Justise Winslow looking for more with Heat

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) Justise Winslow's position with the Miami Heat has finally been clarified. He's their small forward. That is, unless he's playing power forward. Or shooting guard. Or defending the opposition's point guard. Or playing at center, as he did at times out of necessity in last season's Eastern Conference semifinal series against Toronto. In Heat vernacular...
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Miami Heat News: Josh McRoberts Reveals He Broke Foot in Game 6 vs. Raptors

If you thought Miami Heat forward Josh McRoberts escaped last season without getting injured, well, you were wrong. McRoberts, 29, told Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel that he broke his left foot last season during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Toronto Raptors. Josh McRoberts says he broke his left foot in Game 6 against Raptors which is why he...
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Anthony Carter happy to rejoin the Heat 13 years after his agent's infamous slip-up

NASSAU, Bahamas -- Anthony Carter, the former Heat player whose agent famously failed to notify the team he would be exercising his $4.1 million player option for the 2003-04 season, thus opening the door for Pat Riley to sign Lamar Odom and then trade him and a package of players for Shaquille O'Neal, rejoined the franchise last week when he agreed to become an assistant with...
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1 day ago

Dion Waiters Earns High Praise From Erik Spoelstra at First Day of Training Camp

A common theme in the new faces that make up the redone Miami Heat roster is one involving players who are looking for a fresh start. One of those players is Philadelphia native Dion Waiters, who has been pushed from one team roster to another because of his reputation as a bad teammate. Waiters had a couple options this summer but ultimately chose the Heat because of the reputation...
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Despite big changes, Heat maintaining same approach as always

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) -- Udonis Haslem took a look around the first Miami Heat team meeting of the season after their arrival in the Bahamas and was struck by a sobering realization.He's the last one left.When the Heat first came to these islands for training camp three years ago, they had a roster filled with All-Stars and future Hall of Famers. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade...
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To save his legacy Chris Bosh must first protect his health

Chris Bosh is one of those era-defining players who is consistently left out of the conversation about era-defining players. He’s a 6-foot-11 power forward with excellent footwork around the rim with the ability to extend his range out to 15 feet and beyond with ease. He’s won multiple championships; was a perennial All-Star; and is the all-time leader in points, rebounds and...
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Pat Riley: Chris Bosh’s Heat career is ‘likely over’

Miami Heat president Pat Riley said Monday that the team is no longer trying to bring Chris Bosh back into the fold. Riley confirmed that Bosh will likely never suit up for the Heat again in light of his blood clot issues. “We are not,” Riley said Monday, via Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel. “I think Chris is still open-minded. But we are not working toward...
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Report: Bosh won’t speak to Riley, Heat career could be over

The relationship between Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat has reportedly turned icy in recent months, and Bosh failing his pre-camp physical is not going to help smooth things over. Shortly after the Heat announced Bosh has not been cleared for training camp, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported that Bosh has not spoken with Heat president Pat Riley in months. Woj also says...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Justise Winslow catches home run, throws it back

Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow hit up Thursday night’s game at Marlins Park, and he did a thing that most fans at the ballpark wouldn’t do. He caught a home run ball and threw it back. Winslow wasn’t at Wrigley Field, but he was still passionate enough about the home team that when Matt Kemp hit his second home run of the game, the Heat big man snagged the ball and threw...
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Pat Riley, Shaquille O'Neal and the matter of legitimacy

This Friday, Shaquille O'Neal will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Earlier this week, Pat Riley reminisced about the Big Diesel's time with the Miami Heat and told Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, "Shaq's acquisition was bigger than any acquisition we've ever made, including the Big Three." Riley went on to say in the same interview...
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