Dec 16, 2014 5:04 PM EST
The Miami Heat will apply to the NBA for a disabled-player exception to help replace Josh McRoberts, who is expected to be out for the remainder of season with a torn meniscus in his right knee.
Under NBA rules, if McRoberts' injury is deemed by an independent NBA physician to be deemed season ending, the Heat then would receive half of McRoberts' 2014-15 salary for a replacement player, either through a trade or free-agent signing.
A $2.65 million amount can only be used in a trade for a player in the final year of his contract or in a one-year offer to a free agent.
Dec 16, 2014 12:33 AM EST
The Miami Heat recalled guard Shabazz Napier and center Hassan Whiteside from their NBA Development League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, on Monday.
Napier appeared in one game with the Skyforce recording 22 points, three assists, two rebounds and a steal in 30:39 minutes. He has appeared in 23 games with the HEAT this season averaging 5.7 points, 2.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 21.4 minutes while shooting 42.9 percent from the field.
Whiteside appeared in one game with the Skyforce and posted a 21-point, 12-rebound double-double while blocking four shots and dishing out two assists in 26:02 minutes of action.
Dec 15, 2014 2:40 PM EST
Josh McRoberts will undergo surgery for a right lateral meniscus tear and will be out indefinitely, the Miami Heat announced on Monday.
McRoberts' surgery is possibly season ending.
McRoberts signed a free agent deal with the Heat in the offseason.
Dec 15, 2014 1:48 PM EST
Chris Bosh could be out for a few weeks with a strained calf injury.
Bosh isn't sure when the injury occurred.
Bosh hadn't missed a game this season until Sunday, and he pointed to simple "wear and tear" as a possible reason for the strain.
If he tries to play through the injury, he said it could worsen and "the muscle could tear away from the bone."
"It's disappointing," Bosh said. "Usually you know when something gives and you kind of feel it over the course of a game and you can point to a specific play when you felt something tweak, or whatever, but unfortunately that didn't happen for me. I guess it's a wear and tear thing. It kind of sprung up on me, and you just have to deal with the tough times right now."
Dec 13, 2014 4:46 PM EST
Jimmy Butler credits the mentorship of Luol Deng for his development this season.
The Chicago Bulls traded Deng to the Cleveland Cavaliers last season and Butler has since become Tom Thibodeau's most indispensible two-way player.
"It's crazy how everything works," Butler said. "Lu is the main one who always told me to be ready and keep working on my game and be confident. He told me I belonged here. Stuff like that goes a long way and that's stuff that everybody doesn't see and hear. Lu is a key part to me keeping my head into the game.
"He taught me a lot of the stuff I'm doing now. He always had confidence in me. I miss that guy."
Dec 13, 2014 3:08 PM EST
The Miami Heat have assigned both guard Shabazz Napier and center Hassan Whiteside to their NBA Development League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce.
Napier has appeared in 23 games with the HEAT this season averaging 5.7 points, 2.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 21.4 minutes while shooting 42.9 percent from the field.
Whiteside, who was signed by Miami on November 24, has appeared in three games with the HEAT this season totaling six points, four rebounds and a block in nine minutes of action while shooting a perfect 3-of-3 from the field.
Dec 04, 2014 4:21 PM EST
Luol Deng is likely to miss some time due to ongoing swelling in his right hand.
Deng said he has bone bruises on the thumb and index finger.
X-rays came back negative Wednesday, but because of ongoing swelling, a possible MRI has been delayed, leaving Deng uncertain of his timetable.
Deng was injured during the first half of Wednesday's home loss to the Atlanta Hawks when called for a charge.
Dec 04, 2014 12:41 AM EST
The Miami Heat have assigned Andre Dawkins to the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA D-League, the team announced on Wednesday.
Dawkins made the Heat's regular season roster out of training camp this season.
Dec 01, 2014 12:14 PM EST
The Miami Heat don't appear to be championship contenders, but they've done well to remain a relevant playoff team after the loss of LeBron James.
“Never doubt Pat Riley,” Dwyane Wade said. “And never doubt Micky Arison. They’ve done it before. They’ll do it again.”
The Heat currently are fifth in the Eastern Conference with a 9-7 record with a 7-4 mark within their own conference.
Nov 25, 2014 12:00 AM EST
The Miami Heat signed Hassan Whiteside and waived Shannon Brown on Monday, the team announced.
Whiteside has appeared in three games for the Iowa Energy in the NBA Development League this season averaging 22.0 points, 15.7 rebounds, 5.33 blocks and 28.7 minutes while shooting 85.7 percent from the field, helping them to a perfect 3-0 record.
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