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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.

Ira Winderman/South Florida Sun Sentinel

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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.' "

Ira Winderman/South Florida Sun Sentinel

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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

Jul 25, 2016 11:13 AM

The Miami Heat and Chris Bosh have discussed whether he should come off blood thinners or continue to take them.

If Bosh comes off the medication, there's no reason why he couldn't return to game action.

Bosh has tried to convince the Heat in the past that he can play while on blood thinners as a new medication he's taking would be out of his system in eight to 12 hours by game-time.

The Heat rejected the idea last season which angered Bosh, who has had blood clots in consecutive seasons.

If Miami continues to fight Bosh on playing, he could take up his case with the players union. Bosh wants to play and believes he should be cleared.

If Bosh doesn’t play a single game this upcoming season, his $25.2 million salary for 2017-18 and $26.8 million for 2018-19 would be cleared this summer from Miami’s cap only if “a doctor that is jointly selected by the league and players association agree his condition is career-ending, or severe enough to put him at risk if he continues playing.”

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Juwan Howard Influenced To Pursue Coaching By David Fizdale

Jul 24, 2016 10:36 AM

Juwan Howard expected to pursue a front office career after his retirement from the NBA until he was influenced by David Fizdale.

“It came towards the end of my career when I joined the Heat. David Fizdale is one of the guys who inspired and talked me into coaching,” Howard said. “I’m always going to point the finger at him. At first my mind-set was built on working in the front office, being a scout, and building my way up.

“I had a great conversation one time. Coach Fitzdale came to my house and we had a drink of wine and we were talking and he felt like this team needed me. He felt also the way I grabbed the respect from the guys in the locker room and the leadership qualities and also my knowledge and experience from the game of basketball, that it would be needed on his staff.”

Howard decided he wanted to coach and is now an assistant with the Miami Heat.

“I couldn’t turn that offer down and I have the bug because of him and learning from a guy like [Spoelstra], one of the best coaches in the NBA,” Howard said. “He doesn’t win championships by mistake, obviously he’s doing something right. This is one of the most bright individuals I’ve ever met and that is a fact.”

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Gerald Green Agrees To One-Year Deal With Celtics
Gerald Green was the 18th overall pick by the Celtics in the 2005 NBA Draft.

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Pat Riley Admits Regret Over Dwyane Wade's Departure
Dwyane Wade admitted that a "business" rift with Pat Riley played a big role in his decision to sign with the Bulls.

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Heat Sign Okaro White
Okaro White is averaging 8.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.00 steals for the Heat in Summer League.

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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
Willie Reed has played in 145 career games in the D-League, averaging 15.3 points, 9.9 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 31.4 minutes per game.

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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.

Ethan Skolnick/Miami Herald

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
Udonis Haslem's minutes have declined substantially over the past few seasons.

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Wayne Ellington, Heat Agree Upon Two-Year, $12M Deal
Wayne Ellington is a career 37.6 percent shooter on three-pointers and shot 35.8 percent last season.

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Derrick Williams, Heat Agree Upon One-Year, $5M Deal
Derrick Williams spent last season with the Knicks.

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Heat Interested In Derrick Williams
Derrick Williams is a free agent after spending last season with the New York Knicks.

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Pat Riley Never Called Dwyane Wade During Free Agency
Dan Le Batard reported that Dwyane Wade and Pat Riley's relationship was damaged by the end with Wade's allegiances to LeBron James.

Ethan Skolnick/Miami Herald

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.

Ira Winderman/South Florida Sun Sentinel

Dwyane Wade Meeting With Nuggets, Bulls, Bucks
There is no meeting set between Dwyane Wade and the Heat as of now.

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Heat Wanted To Pay Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade Equally At $18M Per Season In 2014
The Heat had offered approximately $7 million more than that to keep Chris Bosh, but were told his contract would have to be for the five-year max at $118 million.

Dan Le Batard/Miami Herald