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Chris Bosh Declared Out For Season

May 4, 2016 5:17 PM

Chris Bosh is officially out for the remainder of the 15-16 season.

The NBPA urged the Miami Heat to resolve Bosh's uncertain situation as he recovers from blood clots.

"The Heat, Chris, the doctors and medical team have been working together throughout this process and will continue to do so to return Chris to playing basketball as soon as possible," the Heat said in a statement.

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LeBron James Already Thinking About Playing Heat In ECF

May 4, 2016 2:41 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Miami Heat each have three more games in the second round to win, but LeBron James admits he's already thinking about playing against his former team in the Eastern Conference Finals.

"Naturally, of course," James said following Cavs shootaround Wednesday morning, when asked about the chance to play the Heat. "That's since I've came back. It'd be great to play against those guys in the postseason.

"Throughout my whole career, I've always wanted to go against [Dwyane] Wade in a playoff series. We've always talked about it even before we became teammates in '10. "It's not been heavy on my mind, but it's crossed my mind throughout my whole career." 

The Cavaliers are 3-4 against the Heat since James returned to the franchise in 2014.

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Union Working To Influence Heat On Letting Chris Bosh Return

May 3, 2016 5:43 PM

Chris Bosh is attempting to return to game action as he recovers from blood clots that recurred in February.

The Miami Heat are in the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Toronto Raptors and are not letting Bosh play due to health concerns. Bosh hasn't practiced with the team since the diagnosis at the All-Star break.

Bosh sought the influence of the National Basketball Players Association to put pressure on the Heat to let him play.

The NBPA released the following statement (via Deadspin's Kevin Draper):

"Our top priority is Chris' health and well-being. We have spoken with Chris and his agent, and have reached out to the Miami Heat. We are hopeful that all parties involved can meet as soon as possible to resolve the situation."

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Dwyane Wade Emotional To Learn He Was Prince's Favorite Player

May 3, 2016 5:34 PM

Dwyane Wade cried during the national anthem ahead of Game 7 of the first round series against the Charlotte Hornets.

Wade revealed he cried because he had learned that he was the favorite basketball player of Prince, who died in the previous week.

"So yesterday i wasn't crying like some may think but i just listened to an interview with Damaris Lewis calling up Prince..Prince!!," wrote Wade on Twitter. "And hearing him say that I was his favorite Basketball Player has me feeling all kinds of emotions.. You never know who life you impact. I know I have fans and lots of supporters around the world but hearing Prince say those words was an ultimate compliment.."

Prince was a big sports fan and played basketball in high school.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Heat Considering Dorell Wright, Briante Weber, John Lucas III
Miami would like to sign one established player and one developmental player.

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Heat Pleased With Progress Of Hassan Whiteside
Hassan Whiteside will be a free in the offseason and the Heat do not own his Bird rights.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Dwyane Wade Not Interested In Superteam At This Point
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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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