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Chris Bosh's Camp Frustrated By Silence From Heat On Clearance

Aug 31, 2016 11:07 AM

Chris Bosh's camp remains frustrated with how the Miami Heat have handled his return from blood clots. Bosh and his wife, Adrienne Bosh, have gone on a social media blitz this week in informing the public he wants to play.

The Heat haven't said whether or not Bosh will be cleared as they can apply to remove his future salaries from their cap if he doesn't play in a regular season game before Feb. 9th. If Bosh fights Miami's application, it is unlikely to be granted.

The Heat owe Bosh $25.3 million in 17-18 and $26.8 million in 18-19.

Bosh disputes the notion that he cannot play. Bosh previously found one doctor who told him about taking a new blood thinner that would be out of his system in eight to 10 hours – an idea the Heat rejected in April but an approach that has again been discussed this summer.

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Chris Bosh Posts Videos Of Return To Court

Aug 29, 2016 4:15 PM

Chris Bosh posted videos on his Snapchat on Monday that showed him putting his basketball gear in his car and then going through drill work on a court in a gym.

"I know I've been gone for a moment, but now I'm back," Bosh said on one of his videos. "Everybody is always asked me am I hooping? Yes, I'm hooping. Absolutely. I'm a hooper."

Bosh has missed the second half of the past two seasons due to blood clots.

Bosh's videos Monday included shooting mid-range jumpers after running in from near the sideline and dribbling drills that finished with stepping into 3-point shots.

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Heat Won't Move Josh McRoberts

Aug 25, 2016 10:22 AM

The Miami Heat plan on keeping Josh McRoberts to begin this season.

McRoberts will make $5.8 million this season and has a player option for $6 million in 17-18.

McRoberts has previously been mentioned in trade rumors.

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Chris Bosh, Heat Still Discussing Use Of Blood Thinners

Aug 21, 2016 3:29 PM

Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat remain undecided on the use of blood thinners that would be out of his system by game time.

There are mixed opinions in the medical community about whether a player who has had two clotting episodes in the span of a year should remain on blood thinners.

Bosh has been ruled out for the season at the All-Star break in each of the past two seasons.

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Beno Udrih Agrees To Sign With Heat

Aug 17, 2016 10:55 AM

Beno Udrih has agreed to sign with the Miami Heat on a guaranteed one-year deal.

Udrih was waived by the Heat when he accepted a buyout that helped them get under the luxury tax line.

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Heat Continue Working On Point Guard Drills For Tyler Johnson

Aug 14, 2016 10:09 AM

The Miami Heat were 0-4 last season with Tyler Johnson as the starting point guard. Miami continues to work with Johnson to play the position behind Goran Dragic.

"All the drills that we're doing this year kind of skewed toward being a point guard," Johnson said. "So it's definitely going to be an important part of my development to continue to get better. It was kind of derailed last year obviously by sitting out so many games [due to shoulder surgery]. But I think it's still the same goal that Spo has had from last year, is to get a lot of reps at the point guard." With just 1 1/2 seasons in the NBA, Johnson said playing the point is part of his growth curve. "It's just controlling the game, where if we have a couple of bad sets in a row, being able to calm the team down, get guys in their spots and then knowing when to push the tempo, knowing when we need to just go to draw up a play," he said. "I think the game awareness is probably the biggest thing that I need to develop as time goes on."

The Heat matched Johnson's offer sheet with the Nets in free agency.

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Chris Bosh's Return Hinted At By Micky Arison

Aug 12, 2016 10:23 AM

Micky Arison hinted at the return of Chris Bosh in a letter to Miami Heat season ticket holders.

Bosh has missed the entire second half of each of the past two seasons due to blood clots.

"What won't change is the culture of this organization. The Miami Heat is a Championship organization. I fully expect this team, from Pat Riley to Head Coach Erik Spoelstra, to our veterans Chris Bosh, Udonis Haslem, Goran Dragic and Josh McRoberts, to our returning young core of Hassan Whiteside, Justise Winslow, Josh Richardson and Tyler Johnson, to the fresh faces joining the Heat Family to continue our mantra of being the 'hardest working, best conditioned, most professional, unselfish, toughest, meanest, nastiest team in the NBA.' "

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Beno Udrih Has Standing Offer From Heat

Aug 1, 2016 11:41 AM

Beno Udrih has a standing invitation to join the Miami Heat at the veteran minimum if he can't find a better deal elsewhere.

Udrih agreed to a buyout last season to get the Heat under the luxury tax.

Ira Winderman/Sun Sentinel

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Dwyane Wade: Leaving Heat For Bulls Was Decision 'Solely For Me'

Jul 29, 2016 3:25 PM

Dwyane Wade had his introductory press conference with the Chicago Bulls in which he explained his decision to leave the Miami Heat.

“I have no rift with Pat Riley," said Wade. "This year, the direction of that organization was a little different than it was in years past."

Wade was offered a two-year, $40 million deal by the Heat.

"I had a contract offer from Miami. It was my decision to be selfish and live out a dream of mine," said Wade. "This was a decision solely for me. It has nothing to do with Pat Riley or Micky Arison."

"I wanted to be a part of building this organization back up," said Wade about the Bulls. 

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Dion Waiters Agrees To Two-Year, $6M Deal With Heat

Jul 25, 2016 3:18 PM

Dion Waiters has agreed to sign with the Miami Heat on a two-year, $6 million deal. Waiters will hold a player option in Year 2.

The Heat can sign Waiters with their Room MLE.

Waiters could have previously signed the $6.8 million qualifying offer with the Thunder at any point until it was withdrawn on July 18th.

Several teams expressed interest in Waiters at the start of free agency but expected the Thunder to match an offer sheet.

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Chris Bosh Believes He Should Be Cleared To Play
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Gerald Green Agrees To One-Year Deal With Celtics
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Pat Riley Admits Regret Over Dwyane Wade's Departure
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Heat Sign Okaro White
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Beno Udrih In Talks With Heat
Beno Udrih was waived by the Heat in February to help them avoid the luxury tax.

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Willie Reed, Heat Agree Upon Two-Year Deal
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Heat Match Nets' Four-Year, $50M Offer Sheet With Tyler Johnson
Tyler Johnson made $507,000 in his second NBA season for the Heat in 2015-16.

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Udonis Haslem Agrees To One-Year, $4M Deal With Heat
Udonis Haslem intends on playing in 17-18 as well.

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James Johnson, Heat Agree Upon One-Year, $4M Deal
James Johnson spent the past two seasons with the Raptors, averaging 5.0 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 16.2 minutes per game last season.

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Udonis Haslem, Heat Finalizing Deal
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Wayne Ellington, Heat Agree Upon Two-Year, $12M Deal
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Derrick Williams, Heat Agree Upon One-Year, $5M Deal
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Heat Interested In Derrick Williams
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Pat Riley Never Called Dwyane Wade During Free Agency
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Tyler Johnson Signs Four-Year, $50M Offer Sheet With Nets
Tyler Johnson's deal includes $18 million-plus and $19 million, plus "poison pill" provisions, in years three and four of the deal.

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Dwyane Wade Agrees To Sign Two-Year, $47.5M With Bulls
The Bulls will send out contracts to create cap space to sign Dwyane Wade.

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Dwyane Wade Nearing Agreement With Bulls
Dwyane Wade is deciding between the Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls and Denver Nuggets.

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Bulls Looking For Trade To Unload Salary To Fit Dwyane Wade Into Cap Space
The probable candidates for a trade are Taj Gibson and Mike Dunleavy.

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Heat Need To Attach Asset To Trade Josh McRoberts
A source says the Heat may not be able to move Josh McRoberts into another team's cap space without including a draft pick or Justise Winslow is included.

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