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Dwyane Wade Was Fine Missing Playoffs In 2015 Since Winning Title Was Unrealstic

Nov 27, 2015 2:04 PM

The Miami Heat didn't reach the playoffs last season, which Dwyane Wade doesn't see as being much different than going out in the first or second round.

“If you’re not going to win a championship, that whole run through June sucks anyway,” Wade said earlier this season. “We weren’t going to win a championship last year, so it wouldn’t matter if we went out in the first round or April 17, when our last game was. That’s kind of what I think at this point in my career. I don’t play to get into the first round of the playoffs. We’re still a young team, together trying to grow. We have a lot of potential and we see that.”

The Heat have reloaded with the trade for Goran Dragic and the draft selection of Justise Winslow.

Bosh wants the Heat to return to the top of the NBA landscape.

“[LeBron] is there and he's going to be trying to get to the mountaintop every year. Why not us?” Bosh said. “We might as well challenge him and see what we can dig out of ourselves before our careers are over.”

Michael Lee/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat, NBA

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Heat Assign Jarnell Stokes To D-League

Nov 24, 2015 5:12 PM

The Miami Heat have assigned forward/center Jarnell Stokes to their NBA Development League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

Stokes has appeared in two NBA games this season totaling two rebounds in four minutes of action. He was acquired by the Heat, along with Beno Udrih, from Memphis in exchange for Mario Chalmers and James Ennis earlier this season on November 10. Last season, Stokes appeared in 23 NBA Development League games (14 starts) with the Iowa Energy and averaged 15.1 points, 11.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 32.0 minutes while shooting 61.7 percent from the field.

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Tags: Jarnell Stokes, Miami Heat, Sioux Falls Skyforce, NBA, D-League, D-League Teams

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Amar'e Stoudemire Taking Classes To Possibly Become Agent

Nov 24, 2015 12:30 PM

Amar'e Stoudemire is taking classes in contract negotiations and sports business, perhaps as a precursor to becoming an agent.

Stoudemire has long been represented by Happy Walters.

Stoudemire has played sparingly this season with the Miami Heat.

“I had a pretty strong 14-year career so far,’’ Stoudemire said. “Right now I’m taking it one day at a time, one season at a time. I don’t know how much time left I have as a player. I’m just cherishing the moment and try to develop the young guys.’’

Marc Berman/New York Post

Tags: Amar'e Stoudemire, Miami Heat, NBA

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Gerald Green Apologizes For Incident, Doesn't Discuss Details

Nov 14, 2015 6:53 PM

Gerald Green rejoined the Miami Heat on Saturday following a two-game suspension and said he was "ashamed" of the incident that led him to be hospitalized for several days.

Green declined to discuss specifics of the incident.

"I'm just trying to just get over this situation," Green said. "I can't apologize enough to the residents that lived in my building, my fans who supported me and definitely my family.

"That was a situation that I'm not proud of. But I'm ready to move forward. I'm ready to continue with the team's goals. I'm ready to be with my brothers."

The episode involved Green throwing a punch and being handcuffed.

"First off," he said, "I want to go ahead and say I'm deeply sorry. I want to apologize to the Miami Heat organization. I want to apologize to my family. And most important, I want to apologize to my fans for not being available for the games that I missed.

"I'm deeply saddened for what happened. But I'm ready to move on from it. I'm glad that Miami Heat organization had my back and I'm ready to move on from it."

"It was good to have him back to the gym, back working, back around the guys," Erik Spoelstra said. "The matter was handled internally and we're really to move on. It was a good day of work."

Ira Winderman/South Florida Sun Sentinel

Tags: Gerald Green, Miami Heat, NBA

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Heat Will Pursue Kevin Durant In Free Agency

Nov 14, 2015 6:06 PM

The Miami Heat intend to pursue Kevin Durant in free agency but they have a complicated cap situation due to the need to use cap space to re-sign Hassan Whiteside.

The Heat would struggle to find a way to sign Durant while retaining Whiteside and Dwyane Wade.

Durant recently sold his Miami condo.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Tags: Kevin Durant, Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Gerald Green Punched Man During Incident

Nov 11, 2015 10:29 PM

Gerald Green punched a man and then was combative with paramedics to the point of needing to be handcuffed so he could be transported to a trauma center last week, according to a police incident report.

The man who was punched by Green did not wish to press charges.

Green's hospitalization and suspension had remained unexplained for several days.

According to the report, Green asked the front desk staff at the building where he was staying to call Miami Fire Rescue around 10:20 a.m. on Nov. 4. Green had blood on his hands, for reasons not made clear in the report.


Green then collapsed on the valet parking ramp.

When returning to the lobby with the help of a man who was trying to keep him in the area while paramedics responded, Green punched the main in the right eye.


Tags: Gerald Green, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Suspension, NBA Injury

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Pat Riley Asked LaMarcus Aldridge To Re-Sign With Blazers, Sign With Heat In 2016

Nov 11, 2015 6:54 PM

Pat Riley received a meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge last July during free agency, but the Miami Heat didn't have the necessary cap space to sign him.

Riley's wish was for Aldridge to sign a one-year deal with the Portland Trail Blazers and sign with the Heat in 2016.

Riley's words actually went a long way toward validating the San Antonio Spurs' case instead of the Phoenix Suns.

“He told me, ‘You’re a good player, but you can be great,’” Aldridge told Yahoo. “I’ve had good seasons on my own, but to win, you’ve got to have other big-time guys with you. When you have other guys who are willing to take that sacrifice with you – maybe you all go from averaging 23-24 points to 18-19 points – and you can all do it together.

“He was saying, ‘Hey, you might have to take a lesser role, but at the end of the day, you want to be known as a champion. Champions have to do different things.’ He brought up Chris Bosh, how he was averaging 21 in Toronto, and came to Miami, and people tried to say he wasn’t important. He told me, ‘We don’t win any of those championships rings without him,’ [and] that [Bosh] wouldn’t trade those rings for anything.

“Eventually, it becomes a road in your career, whether you have to decide whether you want to keep having these crazy stats, or do you want to win a championship?”

The Spurs soon closed the deal with Aldridge after the Riley meeting.

“Yeah, the things [Riley] said were definitely more positive for me coming to San Antonio,” Aldridge said.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: LaMarcus Aldridge, Miami Heat, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Goran Dragic Didn't Consider Leaving Heat For Lakers

Nov 11, 2015 12:22 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers initially viewed Goran Dragic as a free agent target but changed their mind when they fell in love with D'Angelo Russell.

The Lakers thought they could sign a frontcourt player in free agency.

"I didn’t think about it," said Dragic. "The Miami Heat came first and they offered a good deal. This was the right place for me and my family. It’s a winning culture here and they are doing an amazing job.”

The Heat re-signed Dragic to a five-year, $90 million contract.

Mark Medina/Los Angeles Daily News

Tags: Goran Dragic, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Gerald Green Suspended Two Games By Heat

Nov 10, 2015 6:24 PM

The Miami Heat are suspending Gerald Green for two games.

Green was hospitalized for several days last week for an undisclosed medical reason.

Green's suspension was for conduct detrimental to the team.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Gerald Green, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Suspension

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Heat Trade Mario Chalmers To Grizzlies

Nov 10, 2015 1:25 PM

The Miami Heat and Memphis Grizzlies have agreed upon a trade of Mario Chalmers and James Ennis for Beno Udrih and Jarnell Stokes.

Chalmers has been subject of trade rumors since the offseason in order to help the Heat save on the luxury tax.

Chalmers has been with the Heat since 2008.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Mario Chalmers, James Ennis, Beno Udrih, Jarnell Stokes, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Miami Has No Plans To Release Gerald Green
Gerald Green was hospitalized for several days for unknown reasons and one source said the situation is "delicate."

Ethan Skolnick/Miami Herald

Justise Winslow Already Elite On Defense
Justise Winslow ranks tied for third in the NBA in defensive field goal percentage behind Kawhi Leonard and Ricky Rubio.

Manny Navarro/Miami Herald

Gerald Green Released From Hospital, Reason For Stay Remains Unknown
Gerald Green has been released from the hospital following a four-day stay for an undisclosed reason.


Gerald Green Admitted To Hospital
Gerald Green is currently being hospitalized, though the reason is not yet known.

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Grizzlies Talking Mario Chalmers Trade With Heat
Mario Chalmers is in the final year of a two-year deal he signed in the summer of 2014 and is making $4.3 million this season.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Thunder, Celtics, Grizzlies Finish Preseason Top-3 In Efficiency Differential
The Thunder led the NBA in efficiency differential during the preseason with a mark of +12.5.

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Heat Waive Keith Benson, Tre Kelley, John Lucas III, Briante Weber, Whittington
The Heat have waived center Keith Benson, guards Tre Kelley, John Lucas III and Briante Weber and forward Greg Whittington.

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Heat Sign Briante Weber, Waive Corey Hawkins
Briante Weber averaged 6.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.94 steals and 23.4 minutes while shooting 42.6 percent from the field for VCU.

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Dunc'd On Pod: Miami Heat Season Preview With Ethan Skolnick
Topics include the return of Chris Bosh, how rookie Justise Winslow will fit in, and whether this team will be more or less than the sum of its parts.

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Stephen A. Smith: Kevin Durant More Interested In Lakers Than Wizards, Heat
Stephen A. Smith reported this week that the Lakers are his preferred team if he decides to not re-sign with the Thunder.

Stephen A. Smith/ESPN (via Larry Brown Sports)

Chris Bosh: Number Of Miami's One-Year Deals Something To Acknowledge
Chris Bosh and Goran Dragic are the only members of the Heat starting lineup signed beyond the coming season.

Ira Winderman/South Florida Sun Sentinel

John Lucas III Working Out With Heat
John Lucas III finished last season with the Pistons after playing in China.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Chris Bosh Has Recovered From Blood Clots, 'Ready To Play'
Chris Bosh appeared on The Late, Late Show with James Corden on CBS.

Ira Winderman/South Florida Sun Sentinel

Briante Weber Agrees To Camp Deal With Heat
Briante Weber went undrafted in 2015 out of VCU after tearing his ACL at the end of his senior season.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

Heat Guarantee Salary Of Hassan Whiteside For Entire 15-16 Season
The Heat still will have to create salary-cap space to re-sign Hassan Whiteside next summer.

Ira Winderman/South Florida Sun Sentinel

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

Zach Lowe/Grantland

Greg Whittington To Sign Non-Guaranteed Deal With Heat
Greg Whittington has agreed to a deal with the Heat for training camp, sources told RealGM.

Shams Charania/RealGM

Justise Winslow Glad He's On Team Not In 'Rebuilding Stage'
Justise Winslow plans to become a rotation player on a deep Heat team.

Gary Washburn/Boston Globe

Heat More Likely To Trade Chris Andersen Than Mario Chalmers
Chris Andersen is due approximately $5 million and the Heat haven't found much of a market for a trade.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Heat Sign Corey Hawkins
Corey Hawkins was named Big West Player of the Year, averaging 20.9 points per game.

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