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Tyler Johnson Will Play in Game 6

Apr 29, 2016 12:26 PM

Tyler Johnson was active for Game 5 but served as an emergency option and did not play. He will be active and part of the rotation for the Miami Heat.

Johnson had surgery to repair the rotator cuff in his left shoulder on February 3 and has not played in a game since January 26.

He averaged 8.7 points, 2.2 assists and 3 rebounds in 36 games for Miami this season.

Manny Navarro/Miami Herald

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Chris Bosh Addresses Heat Before Playoffs Begin

Apr 16, 2016 1:36 PM

Chris Bosh addressed the Miami Heat on Friday as the playoffs are about to begin.

Bosh has been out since the All-Star break due to blood clots.

"Chris talked today to us, as a team," Dwyane Wade. "The biggest message is someone who lived for this moment, someone who envisioned these moments especially after last year, he doesn't have the ability to be in it."

Wade did not reveal everything Bosh said but quoted him as saying, "You guys have an opportunity to be out in the playoffs ... what I wouldn't do to be out there."

ESPN

Tags: Chris Bosh, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Playoffs

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Heat Sign Dorell Wright

Apr 12, 2016 11:58 AM

Dorell Wright has signed with the Miami Heat.

Wright played in China this season and was last in the NBA with the Portland Trail Blazers.

Wright had to be signed prior to the Heat's final regular-season game, Wednesday night against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden, in order to qualify for the playoff roster.

Ira Winderman/Sun Sentinel

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Briante Weber To Sign Three-Year Deal With Heat

Apr 9, 2016 2:36 PM

The Miami Heat plan on signing Briante Weber to a three-year deal.

The deal is partially guaranteed after this season.

Weber played for Sioux Falls, Miami's D-League affiliate, this season. For the D-League season, Weber averaged 10.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game.

Weber joined the Memphis Grizzlies on a 10-day contract in March and was placed into a starting role, averaging 4.8 points, four rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.5 steals in 27.7 minutes per game.

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Dorell Wright, Heat Discussing Deal

Apr 7, 2016 1:51 PM

The Miami Heat and Dorell Wright are meeting on a possible deal.

Wright has spent time in Miami after finishing the Chinese Basketball Association season.

Wright spent six seasons for the Heat after becoming the 19th overall pick in 2004.

Wright signed in China after being unable to find a guaranteed NBA deal in free agency last summer. He averaged 24.3 points and 7.5 rebounds for Beijing.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Tags: Dorell Wright, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Karl-Anthony Towns, Josh Richardson Named NBA's Rookies Of The Month

Apr 5, 2016 3:06 PM

Karl-Anthony Towns and Josh Richardson have been named the NBA's Rookies of the Month for March.

Towns led all qualified rookies in rebounding (10.5 rpg), field goal accuracy (58.2%) and PER (23.8), while ranking second in scoring (21.9 ppg), blocked shots (1.33 bpg) and minutes played (35.9 mpg) in March.

Richardson led all rookies during March in plus/minus (+66), steals per game (1.13), three-point field goals made (33), field goal percentage (.532) and three-point field goal percentage (.589). He averaged 12.0 points, 2.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 15 games.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA, NBA Award

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Heat Considering Dorell Wright, Briante Weber, John Lucas III

Apr 3, 2016 11:10 PM

The Miami Heat plan on using their two open roster spots between April 9th and April 13th once they won't pass the tax threshold. 

The Heat are considering Dorell Wright, Briante Weber and John Lucas III, amongst other players.

Miami would like to sign one established player and one developmental player.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Tags: Briante Weber, Dorell Wright, John Lucas, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Heat Pleased With Progress Of Hassan Whiteside

Mar 28, 2016 1:08 PM

The Miami Heat have been encouraged by the progress made recently by Hassan Whiteside.

Whiteside will be a free in the offseason and the Heat do not own his Bird rights.

Pat Riley approached him recently “and told me how proud he was of me and to keep building on that,” Whiteside said.

“They haven't talked about [free agency],” he said. “They want to see how far we get this season with this team. Playoffs will speak a lot.

“I hope [there’s interest]. I like the organization. Pat Riley is always going to do a great job of adding people that are going to help you win. It's not hard to sell to come to Miami. You can always recruit great talent.”

He said he wants to “win more than anything” and believes he can do that here. “I don’t know too much about free agency yet,” he said. “I’m going to learn, though.”

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

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Dwyane Wade Not Interested In Superteam At This Point

Mar 24, 2016 12:20 PM

LeBron James is unsure if any NBA owner would go for the idea of him teaming up with Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul due to how much power would be conceded to the players.

Wade wants not part of it for now.

"Don't put me in it," Wade said. "I ain't jumping in that. Don't put me in that right now. I'm not answering that question about what we talked about."

Anthony waited to make his decision until James made his because he thought it would be possible to play together.

Anthony was asked about forming a superteam.

"I think by that time [in your career], you want to go somewhere warm," Anthony said. "By that time. That's later. That would be later -- retirement. ... I'm just adding fuel to the fire."

Anthony said his loyalty remains to the New York Knicks.

"I came here for a reason, which was to win in New York," Anthony said. "Unfortunately, that hasn't been the case thus far, but I feel like I have unfinished business to take care of. And I feel like, I don't know, maybe it's just me, if I just get up and run away from something that I started, that I feel a part of and that's not done yet, then I think I would carry that burden on my shoulders. That's just me as an individual."

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Tags: Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Chris Bosh, Heat Have Received Differing Opinions On How Soon He Can Play

Mar 23, 2016 12:17 PM

Chris Bosh remains hopeful of returning to game action this season but he can only do so once he's not on blood thinners.

Bosh's blood clot in his calf has dissipated but he's still on blood thinners.

The Miami Heat and Bosh have received different medical opinions on how soon he can play once ending the medication.

Some doctors recommend staying on blood thinners for three to six months after a clot develops but that's not a unanimous view.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

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Dwyane Wade 'Really Likes' Current Heat Team
Dwyane Wade is on track to play 75 games, the most he's played since the 10-11 season.

Jason Lieser/Palm Beach Post

Chris Bosh Returns To Bench For First Time Since ASG
It's uncertain if Chris Bosh will return this season.

ESPN

Chris Bosh Announces Blood Clots Have Cleared, Wants To Return
Chris Bosh has announced his blood clot has cleared and he has been cleared to play.

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LeBron James Volunteered Switch To 4 To Accommodate Joe Johnson
LeBron James has been reluctant to play power forward on a full time basis.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Chris Bosh Working Out With Heat Coaching Staff
The Heat are listing no injury or ailment for Chris Bosh beyond, "inactive list'."

Ira Winderman/Sun Sentinel

Hassan Whiteside Wouldn't Want To Be Face Of Losing Franchise
Hassan Whiteside was asked about what he might think of the opportunity to become the franchise player of a team.

Ira Winderman/Sun Sentinel

LeBron James Not Interested In Explaining Trip To Miami
LeBron James used consecutive off days for the Cavaliers to fly to Miami.

Dave McMenamin/ESPN

Heat Near Tax-Saving Buyout With Beno Udrih
By reaching a buyout agreement with Beno Udrih, Miami would balance out the salary of Johnson and other possible additions to the roster.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Heat Hedging To 2017 Free Agency If 2016 Plans Don't Materialize
The Heat have interest in Kevin Durant just as they targeted LeBron James and Chris Bosh in 2010.

Ira Winderman/South Florida Sun Sentinel

Joe Johnson Commits To Sign With Heat
Joe Johnson also strongly considered the Hawks and Cavaliers.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Heat Considered Favorites To Sign Joe Johnson
Joe Johnson feels like he would be given a bigger role and more meaningful minutes with the Heat.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Chris Bosh Meeting With Heat Amid Pressure To Sit For Remainder Of Season
Chris Bosh has been searching for ways to continue playing this season with the use of blood thinners but that scenario has been met with significant resistance.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Beno Udrih Out For Season With Foot Surgery
Beno Udrih averaged 4.4 points and 2.5 assists per game this season backing up Goran Dragic.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Blazers Acquire Brian Roberts, 2nd Rounder From Heat
The Blazers will use their cap space to absorb Brian Roberts and the Heat save on salary and the luxury tax.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Heat Trade Jarnell Stokes To Pelicans
The Heat have been trying to lower their tax bill all season.

Shams Charania/The Vertical

Chris Bosh Taking Blood Thinners, Hopes To Return This Season
Chris Bosh has resumed taking blood thinners to treat a blood clot

Tim Reynolds/Associated Press

Chris Bosh Suffering From Another Blood-Clot Scare
Chris Bosh will spend "the next few days" reviewing options and no determination will be made about his playing status until he goes through more tests and evaluation.

Tim Reynolds/AP

Rockets, Heat Discuss Dwight Howard For Hassan Whiteside Trade
The Heat and Rockets have reportedly discussed a trade centered around Dwight Howard for Hassan Whiteside.

Frank Isola/New York Daily News

Heat Gauging Trade Value Of Hassan Whiteside
Hassan Whiteside has been a productive player for the Heat, but they could be better with Chris Bosh playing at center.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Chris Bosh To Undergo More Tests On Calf Injury
Chris Bosh will undergo more exams on his strained right calf as early as Monday.

Associated Press