Miami Heat WiretapDecember 2007 Miami Heat Wiretap

Several Teams Interested In Miami's Parker

Dec 30, 2007 6:08 PM

There appears to be no shortage of potential destinations for Miami's Smush Parker, who Pat Riley confirmed has been shopped in trades in recent weeks.

Cleveland, Boston, Houston and Golden State are believed to be among the teams the Heat has talked with regarding a deal. Parker has missed the past 18 games since his Nov. 27 altercation with a female valet attendant at a Miami condo.

Miami Herald

Tags: Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Miami Heat, NBA

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Heat Still Trying To Deal Smush

Dec 29, 2007 4:25 AM

Smush Parker rejoined the team Friday after being on the inactive list since his Nov. 27 altercation with a valet attendant, who alleged Parker grabbed and twisted her arm in trying to retrieve his keys. Parker didn't play Friday night, and it's unsure if and when he will play.

''I'm going to be very honest with you. We've been trying to trade him so if it doesn't work, he comes back and plays,'' Heat coach Pat Riley said.

``We hope he's been working out. We worked him out before he went home for the holidays. . . . Obviously we're down some point guards, so we're reassessing it.''

Miami Herald

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Shaq Sits Against Magic

Dec 29, 2007 4:09 AM

Heat center Shaquille O'Neal was not in the listed starting lineup Friday night when Miami hosted the Orlando Magic, one day after getting treatment on his sore hips.

It was O'Neal's first missed start in 30 games this season.

Point guard Jason Williams (sore left knee) also wasn't in the starting lineup although both players were included on the active roster.

Earl Barron made his first career start at center for Miami, and Dwyane Wade was slotted to start at point guard instead of his customary shooting-guard spot.

Sports Illustrated

Tags: Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, NBA

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Heat's O'Neal, Williams Checked Out By Doctors

Dec 27, 2007 11:03 PM

Heat center Shaquille O'Neal and point guard Jason Williams were listed as day-to-day Thursday after both had nagging injuries checked out by Miami team doctors.

O'Neal got treatment on his achy hips. Tests performed on Williams' sore left knee did not reveal any major problems, and both may be available when the struggling Heat (8-21) host the Orlando Magic on Friday.

ESPN

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Parker Rejoins Miami

Dec 27, 2007 8:16 PM

Smush Parker has returned to Miami where his agent said the Heat front office has invited the banished guard to rejoin the team.

?(Heat general manager) Randy Pfund called me (Wednesday) and told me that they need Smush back down there,? the agent, Billy Ceisler, said Thursday afternoon.

Parker flew from New York to Miami Thursday afternoon.

Yahoo!

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Parker Welcomed Back To Heat

Dec 27, 2007 8:16 PM

Smush Parker has returned to Miami where his agent said the Heat front office has invited the banished guard to rejoin the team.

?(Heat general manager) Randy Pfund called me (Wednesday) and told me that they need Smush back down there,? the agent, Billy Ceisler, said Thursday afternoon.

Parker flew from New York to Miami Thursday afternoon.

President and coach Pat Riley made Parker leave the Heat after an altercation with a valet parking attendant on Nov. 27. Upon signing a two-year, $4.6 million free agent contract over the summer, Parker played just nine games before the exile. He had been working out in New York recently, waiting to learn of Riley?s next move.

Yahoo!

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Damon Jones Wants Return To Miami?

Dec 26, 2007 2:17 PM

Cleveland guard Damon Jones wants to return to the Heat.

"Oh, man, that would be the icing on the cake for me," he said. "Especially with the group of guys that they have now, still, some of the key guys that were there when I spent the best year of my career. It would be special."

Jones was one of the league's leading three-point shooters in 2004-05, his only season with the Heat. He also formed a close bond with center Shaquille O'Neal and guard Dwyane Wade.

Palm Beach Post

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Miami Among Suitors For Skiles?

Dec 26, 2007 7:22 AM

Just-fired Chicago Bulls' Coach Scott Skiles will have a job next season, and his team will improve. Miami Heat Coach Pat Riley has become a big fan of Skiles, and the two spent time together at the Coach's Annual Meeting in September. The New York Knicks, New Jersey Nets, and Philadelphia 76ers probably will give him a hard look.

Yahoo!

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Trade Rumors Bothering Heat's Williams

Dec 25, 2007 8:41 PM

The rumors are starting to get to Heat guard Jason Williams, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.  Williams' name recently was linked to the Houston Rockets.

"The thing about it is how it affects your family," Williams said before scoring nine points in Tuesday's 96-82 loss to the Cavaliers.

With the trading deadline less than two months away, Williams said he can't help feel he's viewed more as an expiring contract than a needed contributor.

"We're like some high-paid prostitutes anyway in this league," he said. "They just use and get rid of us whenever they want."

Williams is in the final year of a contract that pays $8.9 million this season.

"If it happens, it happens," he said.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Tags: Houston Rockets, Miami Heat, NBA

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LeBron's Helpers Show Up To Defeat Miami

Dec 25, 2007 6:39 PM

LeBron James' helpers showed up on Christmas.

James scored 25 points, Drew Gooden 18, Daniel Gibson 16 and Cleveland's defense arrived in time for the holiday, sparking the struggling Cavaliers to a 96-82 win over the Miami Heat on Tuesday.

Yahoo.com

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Pat Riley: I'm Not Into Losing
Coach Pat Riley once said of life in the NBA, "There is winning and misery, and even when we win I'm miserable."

Palm Beach Post

Rockets Interested In Trading For Heat's Williams?

Miami Herald

Miami Looking To Make Deal For Miller And Swift
Miami is looking at making a deal for Memphis' Mike Miller, and with Alonzo Mourning out they are trying to include big man Stromile Swift.

New York Daily News

Heat Talks To League About O'Neal Foul

Miami Herald

Source: Chris Webber Close To Returning To NBA

ESPN

'Zo Undergoes Successful Surgery
The Miami Heat announced today that Alonzo Mourning underwent successful surgery.

RealGM Staff Report

Mourning To Undergo Season-Ending Surgery
Heat center Alonzo Mourning said Thursday afternoon he was preparing for season-ending surgery later in the day.

Sun-Sentinel

Mourning's Career In Jeopardy?
Alonzo Mourning's career is in jeopardy after the Heat center tore the patella tendon in his right knee against the Hawks.

Miami Herald

Shaq: I'm Having A Terrible Season

Miami Herald

Heat Silent On Parker's Future

South Florida South-Sentinel

Walker Takes Pot Shot At Riley

Miami Herald

Miami Unveils Top 25 Heat Players Of All-Time
The Miami Heat have announced the unveiling of the Top 25 HEAT Players of All-Time, as voted by HEAT fans.

RealGM Staff Report

Riley Issues Challenge To Heat

Miami Herald

Smush On His Way Out In Miami
Two sources familiar with the situation said Thursday the Heat is searching for trade options for Smush Parker, who is eligible to be dealt starting Saturday.

South Florida South-Sentinel

Riley: No Regrets On Miami's Trade Of Butler

Miami Herald

Watson On Trade Rumors: I'm Here Now
The latest trade talk has Earl Watson or Luke Ridnour going to Miami.

Seattle Times

Miami Signs Jackson, Waives Penny
The Heat have announced that they have requested waivers on Penny Hardaway and signed free agent Luke Jackson.

RealGM Staff Report

Heat Still Looking To Upgrade At PG

Miami Herald

Miami Scoring Error; Points Go From Wade To Zo

Sun-Sentinel

Riley Gets 1,200th Win

Yahoo.com

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