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Dwyane Wade Fined $15K By NBA For Obscene Gesture

Jan 22, 2015 4:12 PM

Dwyane Wade has been fined $15,000 for making an obscene gesture during the Miami Heat's loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday.

The NBA announced the fine on Thursday.

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Average NBA Franchise Valuation Now More Than $1 Billion

Jan 21, 2015 11:15 AM

The average NBA franchise valuation is now a record $1.1 billion.

There are now 11 NBA teams worth at least $1 billion, compared to three a year ago.

The Los Angeles Lakers lead the way at $2.6 billion, up 93% over last year. 

The value of the New York Knicks shot up 79% to $2.5 billion, ranking the team second overall.

Rounding out the top five are the Chicago Bulls ($2 billion), Boston Celtics ($1.7 billion) and Los Angeles Clippers ($1.6 billion).

6. Brooklyn Nets: $1.5 billion
7. Golden State Warriors: $1.3 billion
8. Houston Rockets: $1.25 billion
9. Miami Heat: $1.175 billion
10. Dallas Mavericks: $1.15 billion
11. San Antonio Spurs: $1 billion
12. Portland Trail Blazers: $940 million
13. Oklahoma City Thunder: $930 million
14. Toronto Raptors: $920 million
15. Cleveland Cavaliers: $915 million
16. Phoenix Suns: $910 million
17. Washington Wizards: $900 million
18. Orlando Magic: $875 million
19. Denver Nuggets: $855 million
20. Utah Jazz: $850 million
21. Indiana Pacers: $830 million
22. Atlanta Hawks: $825 million
23. Detroit Pistons: $810 million
24. Sacramento Kings: $800 million
25. Memphis Grizzlies: $750 million
26. Charlotte Hornets: $725 million
27. Philadelphia 76ers: $700 million
28. New Orleans Pelicans: $650 million
29. Minnesota Timberwolves: $625 million
30. Milwaukee Bucks: $600 million

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Nate Robinson Bought Out, Clippers, Heat, Cavs, Wizards Interested

Jan 15, 2015 5:13 PM

The Boston Celtics and Nate Robinson have formally agreed upon a buyout, sources tell RealGM.

Robinson will weigh offers from teams once he clears waivers.

Marc J. Spears reports that the Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards have expressed interest.

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Heat Show Strong Interest In Trading For Brook Lopez

Jan 14, 2015 6:11 PM

The Brooklyn Nets continue to engage on Brook Lopez trade talks.

The Miami Heat have shown a strong interest in trading for Lopez.

Lopez has a player option for the 15-16 season and becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2016.

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Heat, Clippers, Hornets Calling Nuggets On Arron Afflalo

Jan 12, 2015 7:25 PM

The Denver Nuggets are receiving trade interest in Arron Afflalo from the Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers and Charlotte Hornets.

The Nuggets acquired Afflalo last offseason from the Orlando Magic and is on an expiring contract.

After trading away Timofey Mozgov, the Nuggets are essentially conceding the season and looking to turn existing players into long-term assets.

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Grizzlies Seek Trade For Luol Deng Or Jeff Green

Jan 8, 2015 10:47 AM

The Memphis Grizzlies are attempting to improve their title chances by actively seeking a trade for either Luol Deng or Jeff Green.

No deal is imminent, but the Grizzlies are committed to improving the wing.

Deng is halfway through the first season of a two-year, $19.9 million deal with the Miami Heat.

Any Grizzlies offer for Deng or Green is likely to feature the $7.7 million expiring contract of Tayshaun Prince as well as the promise of future draft compensation.

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Heat To Waive Andre Dawkins

Jan 6, 2015 2:03 PM

The Miami Heat are releasing guard Andre Dawkins before his contract becomes fully guaranteed Wednesday, a league source told RealGM.

Dawkins, a 6-foot-4 sharpshooter out of Duke, notched three points and 21 minutes played over four appearances with the Heat this season.

Dawkins made the regular season roster out of training camp, intriguing Miami with his shooting. He spent most of his game action with Sioux Falls in the NBA D-League, averaging 23.5 points and 52 percent three-point shooting.

Dawkins, 23, went undrafted last June after playing four seasons at Duke, but was one of the draft’s best shooters and played significant roles in summer league for the Heat and Houston Rockets.

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Dwyane Wade Not Taking Involvement In Heat's 2016 Free Agency Plan

Jan 4, 2015 2:01 AM

Pat Riley has planned for the Miami Heat to be competitive this season and next season and then make a free agency splash in the summer of 2016, when the team can amass as much as $50 million in cap space if the new TV contracts result in the huge spike that's widely projected.

Dwyane Wade helped the Heat by taking a paycut in his recent contract and has been given no assurances of the team landing another star after losing LeBron James.

“I’m not really focused on waiting until 2016," Wade said. "I don’t know what that means. That’s their organization. They do what they want from that standpoint. I’m not involved in that. I’m a player. Whatever decision they make from a 2016 standpoint is on them. The only thing I can control is the decisions I make and what I do.

“Whoever is here, whatever we decide to do, you just want to be competitive. That’s all I ask for myself and for our guys.

“Nobody knows what’s going to happen in 2016; 2016, to me, is so far away and I hope people aren’t waiting on it thinking we’re going to land this quote, unquote Big Fish because it might not happen for you. No one knows if Riley is going to wait until 2016. It’s all speculation.”

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Emeka Okafor Likely To Wait Until 15-16 For Return

Jan 3, 2015 12:14 PM

Emeka Okafor is giving strong consideration to delaying his comeback from a neck injury until next season.

Okafor is "healthy," according to one source, but isn't sure if he wants to rush back to NBA action.

The Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks are among the teams interested in Okafor should he make himself available.

Okafor missed the entire 13-14 season after suffering a herniated disk in his neck.

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LeBron Denies Talking To Wade About Reuniting As Teammates

Dec 31, 2014 6:19 PM

During their on-court chat after the Christmas Day game, LeBron James may have communicated to Dwyane Wade that the two could reunite soon.

According to an apparently scrubbed version of the exchange that isolates the dialogue by reducing background noise, James seems to say, "Like I said, if we aren't better this year, we're gonna reunite again and do some bigger and better things, all right?"  Wade responds affirmatively.

James commented on the speculation on Wednesday, saying it was about getting together off the court and not about leaving Cleveland or playing with Wade again.

"I've seen the clip, just like you've seen the clip," James said.  "I don't know exactly what I said at the beginning either.  I know I said, 'We'll get back together and do some bigger and better things,' but it had nothing to do about basketball.  I mean, if I was going to tell him that, I'd tell him the night before.  Come on guys, I'm not stupid.  I know I didn't go to college but I'm not stupid.  I wouldn't say that on Christmas with a hundred cameras around.  I would have told him the night before at his house.  But, it's just me so I get it, I get it.  But it had nothing to do with leaving here and reuniting with him.  It had everything to do with just talking about other things more than just basketball.  Everybody gets so involved in basketball; our friendship -- obviously you guys know -- is bigger than basketball.  So, you know, our last four years couldn't be bigger and better even if we did get back together.  But, whatever, it's crazy."

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Heat Reassign Shabazz Napier To D-League
Shabazz Napier has appeared in 25 games with the Heat this season.

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Chris Bosh Wants To Play In Post More As Heat Break Habits Of Playing With LeBron
Chris Bosh was a perimeter option on offense with LeBron James.

Shandel Richardson/South Florida Sun Sentinel

Heat Interested In Andray Blatche
Andray Blatche will be with his Chinese team through at least February.

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Heat Granted $2.6M Disabled Player Exception
The Heat's DPE exception expires on March 10.

Joseph Goodman/Miami Herald

LeBron Wonders Why Players Receive More Scrutiny Than Owners
When asked why he believes players are chastised and not owners, LeBron James said: "I don't know. I'm done."

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Josh Smith Agrees To Sign With Rockets
Josh Smith has been promised a spot in the starting lineup and now has the opportunity to play beside former AAU teammate Dwight Howard.

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Josh McRoberts Undergoes Likely Season-Ending Knee Surgery
The Heat have applied for a $2.65 million Disabled Player Exception, which they hope could be used to sign Josh Smith.

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Rockets Emerge As Favorites To Sign Josh Smith
Beyond Josh Smith's close friend Dwight Howard, there's confidence among Rockets' players that they'll be able to sign him.

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Dwyane Wade Didn't Try To Convince LeBron To Re-Sign With Heat
Dwyane Wade and LeBron James were together in Las Vegas before he announced his decision to sign with the Cavs.

Ethan Skolnick/Bleacher Report

Heat Recall Andre Dawkins From D-League
The Heat have recalled Andre Dawkins from their NBA Development League affiliate.

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Hornets Keeping Lance Stephenson 'For Now'
The Heat and Nets are among seven clubs that showed interest in Lance Stephenson.

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Heat To Apply For $2.65M Injured Player Exception
Josh McRoberts is expected to be out for the remainder of season with a torn meniscus in his right knee.

Ira Winderman/Sun-Sentinel

Shabazz Napier, Hassan Whiteside Recalled To Heat
Shabazz Napier appeared in one game with the Skyforce recording 22 points, three assists, two rebounds and a steal in 30:39 minutes.

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Josh McRoberts To Undergo Possible Season-Ending Surgery For Meniscus Tear
Josh McRoberts' surgery is possibly season ending.

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Chris Bosh Could Miss Several Weeks With Strained Calf
Chris Bosh isn't sure when the injury occurred.

Joseph Goodman/Miami Herald

Jimmy Butler Credits Mentorship Of Deng For Development
Jimmy Butler credits the mentorship of Luol Deng for his development this season.

K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune

Heat Assign Shabazz Napier, Hassan Whiteside To Sioux Falls
Shabazz Napier has appeared in 23 games with the Heat this season.

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Luol Deng Likely To Miss Time With Swelling In Hand
Luol Deng said he has bone bruises on the thumb and index finger.

Ira Winderman/South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Heat Assign Andre Dawkins To D-League
Andre Dawkins made the Heat's regular season roster out of training camp this season.

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Wade: Never Doubt Pat Riley
The Heat currently are fifth in the Eastern Conference with a 9-7 record with a 7-4 mark within their own conference.

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