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Heat Sign Okaro White To 10-Day Contract

Jan 17, 2017 12:49 PM

The Miami Heat have signed Okaro White to a 10-day contract.

White has appeared in 23 games (all starts) for Miami's NBA Development League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, this season averaging 18.4 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.09 steals and 33.0 minutes while shooting 43.9 percent from the field and 86 percent from the foul line. He has helped the Skyforce to a division best 16-5 record while ranking second on the team in points (424), rebounds (201), field goals made (144), three-point field goals made (38) and free throws made (98).

White, who was originally signed by the Heat on July 15, 2016, previously appeared in six preseason games with Miami earlier this season and averaged 5.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 9.5 minutes. Additionally, he appeared in five games with Miami’s Summer League team in Las Vegas this past summer and averaged 8.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.00 steals.

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Heat To Sign Okaro White With Disabled Player Exception

Jan 15, 2017 3:59 PM

The Miami Heat have been granted a disabled player exception and will sign Okaro White of Sioux Falls.

White was with the Heat in preseason.

White has averaged 18.4 points and 8.7 rebounds in 33.0 minutes over 23 games in the D-League this season.

Miami has four players that have missed three or more games (Chris Bosh, Justise Winslow, Josh McRoberts and Josh Richardson).

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Magic Have Expressed Interest In Trading For Goran Dragic

Jan 13, 2017 10:29 AM

The Orlando Magic are one of multiple teams who have expressed interest in trading with the Miami Heat for Goran Dragic.

Miami gave up two future first rounders to the Phoenix Suns for Dragic in 2015 and will holdout for a sizable trade package in return for him.

Dragic has a player option after the 18-19 season but is signed on a reasonable salary considering the increase of the cap.

Dragic is averaging 19.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 6.5 assists in 34.3 minutes per game this season.

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Hassan Whiteside Not Paying Attention To Trade Rumors

Jan 11, 2017 11:34 AM

The future of Hassan Whiteside with the Miami Heat is uncertain just a few months after signing a long-term, four-year, $98 million deal in the offseason.

"I think the Heat are open for business," said Zach Lowe on a recent podcast. "Up and down the roster, literally every player. No one is untouchable, not even Hassan Whiteside, by a longshot."

Whiteside was asked about the speculation.

"I never really pay attention to it," the shot-blocking center said before the Heat faced the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena. "If I pay attention to it, I wouldn't be back in the league. There's all kind of rumors. A lot of people said of lot of things to keep me from being back in the league."

Miami now has an 11-29 record.

"I knew it was going to be a big change when we got nine new guys coming to the team," he said of the offseason makeover. "I knew it was going to be a lot different. It's a whole new team. But these guys, they care about winning, so it could always be worse."

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Heat Asking For Too Much For Goran Dragic For Serious Trade Talks To Form

Jan 7, 2017 5:54 PM

The Miami Heat could look to continue their reset this season by trading away Goran Dragic.

But the Heat continue to have too high of a asking price for Dragic to encourage any serious trade talks.

The Heat acquired Dragic from the Phoenix Suns for two future first round picks in 2015.

Dragic is in Year 2 of a five-year, $90 million contract with the Heat.

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Heat Apply For $1.3M Disabled Player Exception

Jan 6, 2017 4:39 PM

The Miami Heat have applied for a $1.3 million disabled player exception with Justise Winslow likely out for the rest of the season.

"He's already recovering," Erik Spoelstra said. "We just Facetimed with him after the shootaround. So he's already on the rebound right now."

Winslow was injured on the final play of last Friday's loss to the Boston Celtics at TD Garden in a tangle with Al Horford and had not played since.

"There's a lot of things in this game that you can't control," Spoelstra said. "You can control your mindset and your approach with the hand you've been dealt from here on out."

The exception can be utilized on a free agent for a salary of up to $1.3 million for the balance of the season, or acquiring a player in the final year of a contract valued at $1.3 million or less, either through a trade or a waiver claim. The exception expires March 10. 

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Chris Bosh 'Getting Taste Of Retirement' Away From Game

Jan 6, 2017 10:16 AM

Chris Bosh remains undecided about what his future holds as he's remained sidelined since February due to complications related to blood clots.

Bosh technically remains a member of the Miami Heat but he hasn't been around the team since failing his physical in September.

Bosh, speaking at the CES gadget show in Las Vegas, was asked how he's spent time away from the court.

"For me, I kind of just follow my passions and follow what I love to do and use my free time to kind of answer those questions and go through my bad moods and maybe a little light case of depression," Bosh said. "Really, to search for what I'm looking for. And I've come to some interesting conclusions. It's all about following my heart and what made me happy."

Bosh is expected to be waived sometime after February when the one-year anniversary of his last game appearance passes. 

Bosh said "there's still a lot of things" that he has to figure out.

"I'm still learning more about myself and my situation, and really off the court how to function there because I'm kind of getting the taste of retirement now," Bosh said. "Just trying to navigate those waters because it gets a little complicated sometimes. ... Hoping one day that the stars align and I figure some things out and things kind of just go my way and I'll be able to do what I want to do. I don't know what that is yet."

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Justise Winslow Likely Out For Season With Shoulder Surgery

Jan 4, 2017 9:24 PM

Justise Winslow will undergo surgery on Thursday to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

Winslow will likely miss the remainder of the season.

Winslow has played in just 18 games this season, averaging 10.9 points, 52 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 34.7 minutes per game.

The Heat drafted Winslow with the 10th overall selection in the 2015 NBA Draft out of Duke.

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Heat Confirm Extension For Erik Spoelstra

Dec 31, 2016 1:12 PM

The Miami Heat have confirmed Erik Spoelstra signed a contract extension in the offseason.

Spoelstra became head coach of the Heat in 08-09.

"I would like to thank the Arisons and Pat for their continued confidence in me and my staff and [I am] humbled in their trust in me as head coach," Spoelstra said Friday in a statement released by the Heat.

"It has been an incredible 22 years being part of the Miami Heat family and we will look to continue our goal of winning NBA championships."

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Josh McRoberts Out Indefinitely With Stress Fracture In Left Foot

Dec 27, 2016 7:57 PM

Josh McRoberts is out indefinitely with a stress fracture in his left foot.

"I wish I had something philosophical, a good quote to say to help other people through tough times," McRoberts said before sitting out Tuesday night's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at AmericanAirlines Arena. "But I think that's part of it. You just keep it in perspective. It could be a whole lot worse. It's an injury and I'll be back. It's never a good thing. It's always frustrating, always disappointing, but you try to stay as strong as you can and get through it, keep things in perspective."

McRoberts has had a cycle of injuries since joining the Miami Heat in 2014. McRoberts arrived in 2014 dealing with a toe issue and was lost for the balance of that 2014-15 season on Dec. 10 with a torn meniscus in his right knee. Last season he missed 26 games at midseason due to a bruised right knee. This season, he missed all of training camp and the start of the season as the result of a broken foot sustained during last season's playoffs.

"I feel for Josh, right now," Erik Spoelstra said. "He wants to be out there and he was starting to get into a great rhythm. We'll use all of our resources to come with the solution for him."

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Goran Dragic Sits With Back Spasms
It is Goran Dragic's third injury absence of the season.

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Goran Dragic, Heat Open To Pursuing Trade Scenarios
Teams that have sought discussions with the Heat on Goran Dragic have found them to be open to offers.

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Hassan Whiteside Believes He Needs More Touches
Hassan Whiteside played 47 minutes and took 22 shots, both team-highs in the game.

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NBA Creating Medical Panel To Settle Life-And-Death Cases
When a player is declared medically "unfit" to play, his case can be referred to the panel by his team, by the league or by the players association.

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Hassan Whiteside Clarifies Comments About DeAndre Jordan
Hassan Whiteside insisted he was comparing his situation to DeAndre Jordan playing with Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and J.J. Redick.

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Heat Hope Justise Winslow Won't Need Offseason Surgery On Wrist
Justise Winslow still hasn't participated in a full 5-on-5 practice and has been wearing a brace for several weeks.

Manny Navarro/Miami Herald

Chris Bosh More Likely To Wait Until 17-18 For NBA Return
Chris Bosh has two additional seasons remaining on his contract with the Heat that he signed in 2014 as a free agent.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Hassan Whiteside Considered Blazers 2nd Option In Free Agency
Hassan Whiteside quickly signed with the Heat but he also had interest in the Blazers.

Erik Garcia Gundersen/Miami Herald

Dwyane Wade: I Definitely Had To Change My Game More Than LeBron
Dwyane Wade and LeBron James didn't have a conversation about how their respective games would change before they decided to join forces.

Nick Friedell/ESPN

Justise Winslow To Work With Heat Shooting Coach While Not With Team
Justise Winslow will work with the shooting coach of the Heat while he's left behind on their road trip to let his sore left wrist heal.

Ira Winderman/South Florida Sun Sentinel

Heat To Retire Shaquille O'Neal's No. 32 Jersey
The Heat will retire Shaquille O'Neal's No. 32 jersey in a special halftime ceremony on December 22nd against the Lakers.

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Chris Bosh Continues To Pursue NBA Return
Chris Bosh remains unlikely to play for the Heat again.

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

Pat Riley Regrets Not Signing Dwyane Wade To Max Contract In 2014
Dwyane Wade signed a two-year, $31.1 million deal with a player option for the second season in 2014.

James Herbert/CBS Sports

Goran Dragic Sprains Left Ankle, X-Rays Negative
Goran Dragic sprained his left ankle with 4:50 remaining in the third quarter while driving to the basket in transition.

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Ray Allen Didn't Expect To Retire After 2014 Finals
Ray Allen had interest in playing in 14-15, 15-16 and even this season if the right opportunity presented itself.

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Dwyane Wade: If You're Not With Pat Riley, You're Against Him
Dwyane Wade said he has communicated "with everyone else" in the organization except Pat Riley.

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Dwyane Wade Urges Heat Fans To 'Support The Future'
Dwyane Wade said he doesn't know how he will be received in Miami by the fans.

Nick Friedell/ESPN

Chris Bosh Hires Rob Pelinka As Agent
Chris Bosh was previously represented by Henry Thomas.

Liz Mullen/Sports Business Journal

Josh Richardson Cleared To Return From MCL Tear
Josh Richardson averaged 6.6 points in 52 games with Miami as a rookie.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Ray Allen Announces He Will Remain Retired
Ray Allen hasn't played since the 13-14 season with the Heat.

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