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Heat Guarantee Salary Of Hassan Whiteside For Entire 15-16 Season

Sep 3, 2015 6:29 PM

The Miami Heat have guaranteed the contract of Hassan Whiteside for the entire 14-15 season.

The Heat could have waited through a series of guarantee dates.

Whiteside initially signed a contract last season that provided for staggered guarantee dates for his $981,348 salary for 2015-16. He was guaranteed 25 percent of his salary on Aug. 1. The initial terms of his contract had him receiving a 50-percent guarantee if still on the team on opening night and then a full guarantee if on the roster on Dec. 1.


With Whiteside to fall short of full Bird Rights due to only a two-year tenure with the team, the Heat still will have to create salary-cap space to re-sign him next summer. 

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Spoelstra: How Many Teams Can Lose LeBron, Have Compelling Team 13 Months Later

Sep 1, 2015 12:00 PM

The Miami Heat lost LeBron James during the summer of 2014 and should be competitive in 15-16 even if it's still unclear how the pieces fit.

“How many teams, if you lose the best player in the game, can have a compelling team 13 months later?” said Erik Spoelstra.

“It’s not the kind of lineup where you can just throw it out there, and you know it will work,” Spoelstra said. “It’s going to take practice.”

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Greg Whittington To Sign Non-Guaranteed Deal With Heat

Sep 1, 2015 10:22 AM

Undrafted Georgetown forward Greg Whittington has agreed to a one-year, non-guaranteed deal with the Miami Heat, league sources told RealGM.

Whittington had several training camp options, deciding upon the Heat due to the team's roster opening and familiarity in summer league. Whittington will fly to Miami and sign his deal this week.

Whittington averaged 9.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.3 blocks in 24.5 minutes per game in Summer League.

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Justise Winslow Glad He's On Team Not In 'Rebuilding Stage'

Aug 31, 2015 11:16 AM

Justise Winslow is excited to join the Miami Heat, a team that can quickly return to the playoffs after dropping to the lottery in 14-15.

“I’m looking forward to going out there and winning championships,” he said. “That’s what this organization is about. We’ve got the tools, the talent to do it. Getting it all together with the core they have, finding ways to complement that and really impact the game. The Heat expect to win every year. That’s the kind of culture that coach [team president Pat] Riley has built and I’m happy to be there.”

Winslow plans to become a rotation player on a deep Heat team.

“I just feel like I can impact the game in so many ways,” he said. “I’ll be there out on the court; I don’t know how many minutes. I don’t know if I’m starting or coming off the bench. Regardless, when I’m out there I’ll affect the game. Regardless of what team I was going to be on, I was going to be aggressive, play my game, and try to win. It definitely helps that the team I’m on is not in a rebuilding stage.”

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

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Heat More Likely To Trade Chris Andersen Than Mario Chalmers

Aug 26, 2015 1:06 PM

The Miami Heat remain willing to trade away Chris Andersen to help alleviate their luxury tax bill.

Andersen is due approximately $5 million and the Heat haven't found much of a market for a trade.

The Heat, however, are expected to bring Mario Chalmers to training camp even though they haven't ruled out a trade.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

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Heat Sign Corey Hawkins

Aug 21, 2015 5:03 PM

The Miami Heat have signed guard Corey Hawkins. 

Hawkins, who played three seasons at University of California, Davis after transferring from Arizona State University, appeared in 86 games (84 starts) for the Aggies and averaged 19.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.45 steals while shooting 47.3 percent from the field, 41.3 percent from three-point range and 80.4 percent from the foul line.

Last season, he became the first UC Davis player to be named Big West Player of the Year, averaging 20.9 points per game and was the conference’s scoring champion for the second time in three seasons.

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Heat Interested In Dorell Wright

Aug 16, 2015 5:19 PM

The Miami Heat could use their final roster spot on Dorell Wright or James Ennis.

The Heat and Wright's camp have been in talks without an offer made to this point.

Wright, 29, averaged 4.6 points in 48 games for the Trail Blazers last season.

Wright spent his first six seasons with the Heat.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

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Keith Benson To Sign Training Camp Deal With Heat

Aug 14, 2015 7:54 PM

Free agent center Keith Benson has agreed to a deal with the Miami Heat for training camp, a league source told RealGM.

Benson was the 48th overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft by the Atlanta Hawks, later signing with the Golden State Warriors and appearing in three games in 2012.

Benson, 27, has also played professionally in the D-League and overseas. He averaged 10 points and 5.6 rebounds per game last season with Lithuanian and Estonian teams.

A 6-foot-11 big man, Benson starred at Oakland University from 2007 to 2011. As a senior, he had averages of 17.9 points, 10.1 rebounds and 3.6 blocks.

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Josh Richardson Signs With Heat

Aug 4, 2015 2:37 AM

The Miami Heat have signed guard Josh Richardson.

Richardson played for the Heat in both the Orlando Pro Summer League and Samsung NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. He played a combined 10 games (six starts), and averaged 11.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.70 steals and 1.6 assists in 26.1 minutes per game. He recorded 23 points and four steals in 30:20 minutes in his Summer League finale against the Sacramento Kings.

Richardson, who played four seasons at Tennessee, appeared in 136 career games (110 starts) for the Volunteers and averaged 9.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.08 steals and 28.2 minutes while shooting 45.6 percent from the field, 31.8 percent from three-point range and 75.8 percent from the foul line.

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Heat To Sign Josh Richardson On Three-Year Rookie Deal

Jul 28, 2015 6:28 PM

Josh Richardson — the 40th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft — has agreed to terms on a three-year, $2.5 million contract with the Miami Heat, league sources told RealGM.

Richardson’s deal is fully guaranteed for the first season and partially guaranteed the second year, sources said.

Out of the University of Tennessee, Richardson went from uninvited to the Draft Combine and left off mock drafts to selected and a guaranteed NBA contract. The 6-foot-6 guard rose on draft boards of NBA organizations during the pre-draft process with strong workouts and disposition, flying for workouts from his home in Oklahoma City.

Richardson averaged 11.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.6 assists in 10 summer league games in Las Vegas and Orlando — performing between both guard positions.

The Heat envision Richardson, 21, to have an immediate impact on the defensive end and transition into a backcourt role.

As a senior at Tennessee, Richardson had averages of 16 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game.

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Heat To Release Henry Walker
The Heat are waiving forward Henry Walker, league sources told RealGM.

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Heat Trade Zoran Dragic To Celtics
The trade did not upset Goran Dragic, who is hoping his brother will get more chances at playing time with the Celtics.

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Magic Acquire Shabazz Napier From Heat For Future 2nd Rounder
The Heat will acquire a future protected second-round pick from the Magic.

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Hassan Whiteside Focused On Coming Season, Not 2016 Free Agency
ESPN recently projected an average salary of $18.8 million per season for Hassan Whiteside next summer.

Ira Winderman/South Florida Sun Sentinel

Greg Whittington Receives Partially Guaranteed Offers
Greg Whittington is averaging 15.7 points so far in the Vegas summer league.

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Chris Bosh Finds Renewed Passion, Expects To Be Ready For Training Camp
Chris Bosh is still taking blood-thinning medication for at least a couple more weeks.

Shandel Richardson/South Florida Sun Sentinel

Amar'e Stoudemire Signs With Heat
The Heat have signed center/forward Amar'e Stoudemire.

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Heat Trying To Salary Dump Chris Andersen, Mario Chalmers
The Heat are approximately $13 million over the projected tax line and have made both Mario Chalmers and Chris Andersen available for nothing.

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Heat Sign Justise Winslow
Justise Winslow cannot be traded for 30 days.

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Dwyane Wade, Heat Agree Upon One-Year, $20M Deal
Dwyane Wade has agreed to re-sign with the Heat on a one-year, $20 million deal.

Tim Reynolds/AP

Heat Pursuing Meeting With LaMarcus Aldridge
Miami would need to agree upon a sign-and-trade with the Blazers to acquire LaMarcus Aldridge.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

J.J. Barea Receiving Interest From Heat, Mavs
J.J. Barea is looking for a three-year deal.

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Dwyane Wade, Heat Progressing On Multi-Year Deal
Dwyane Wade opted out of his contract with the Heat for the 15-16 season in hopes of securing a long-term deal.

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Goran Dragic, Heat Agree Upon Five-Year, $90M Deal
Goran Dragic's deal includes a player option after the fourth season.

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Carlos Boozer To Receive Interest From Nets, Mavs, Rockets, Lakers, Heat, Spurs
Carlos Boozer spent the 14-15 season with the Lakers after being amnestied by the Bulls.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Derrick Williams To Receive Interest From Kings, Wizards, Rockets, Lakers, Heat, Suns, Knicks
Derrick Williams has been with the Kings since 2013 when he was traded by the Wolves.

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Dwyane Wade Opts For Free Agency
Dwyane Wade is seeking a long-term deal and is believed to be far apart on years and dollars with the Heat.

Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Luol Deng Decides To Remain With Heat
The Heat had expected Luol Deng to opt for free agency.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Nuggets, Heat Express Interest In Eric Moreland In Trade Talks With Kings
The Nuggets and Heat have discussed deals with the Kings that include forward Eric Moreland, league sources told RealGM.

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Mavericks Targeting Danny Green As Monta Ellis Pursues Deal On East Coast
The Maveicks are targeting Spurs free agent Danny Green, league sources told RealGM

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