Mar 29, 2012 5:24 PM EDT
Steve Nash acknowledged that he is unlikely to re-sign with the Suns if the team doesn't make improvements in the offseason.
"I'm not coming back to the Suns if there isn't improvement," Nash said.
Nash expects the Suns to make the type of improvements he is referencing.
Nash also said he would consider an offer from the Heat.
"I would listen," Nash said. "He's phenomenal. I love what they're doing there. A lot of people don't like them because they put all that talent there. But they're professional, they play hard, they play together. Their coaching staff has done a great job so I have a tremendous amount of respect for them.
"I would definitely listen."
Mar 27, 2012 7:48 PM EDT
LeBron James injured his left ring finger during Miami's 105-90 loss to the Pacers on Monday, according to sources.
Sources indicated the finger may be dislocated, but the severity of the injury is not yet known.
James stayed in the game after having it taped.
Mar 26, 2012 11:07 AM EDT
Ronny Turiaf negotiated a player option for 12-13 in his contract with the Heat.
Turiaf said he chose the Heat because they are a title contender and he would also be closer to his family in Martinique.
The player option, according to a source, is worth $1.2 million.
Mar 26, 2012 10:42 AM EDT
LeBron James and Kevin Durant worked out together for five straight days last summer at the University of Akron.
“Monday through Friday, twice a day, and it was one of the toughest weeks that we’ve both had as far as workouts,” James said. “But it was some great work, and we got a lot out of it.”
James credits those workouts for part of the reason why he is having one of the best seasons of his career.
James and Durant enjoyed a strong friendship during the workouts.
James believes Durant has emerged as more of a leader this season.
“We respect each other, and it’s always great to see a friend of yours do well,” James said.
Mar 25, 2012 11:47 PM EDT
Derek Fisher signed with the Thunder for $2.3 million over the remainder of the season, according to sources.
Fisher left his entire $3.5 million salary for the 12-13 season on the table in his buyout agreement with the Rockets.
Miami only had the veteran minimum to offer to Fisher.
Oklahoma City still had $3 million of its midlevel to offer Fisher.
Mar 21, 2012 8:03 PM EDT
The Warriors will sign Mickell Gladness to a 10-day contract on Thursday, according to a source.
Golden State had expected to sign J.J. Hickson until he was claimed off waivers by the Blazers.
Gladness has played eight games for the Heat this season.
Mar 21, 2012 7:01 PM EDT
The Miami Heat have signed free agent center Ronny Turiaf.
“We are very happy to be able to add an experienced veteran center at this stage of the season,” said Pat Riley. “Ronny’s energy will be a great addition and bolster our front line.”
Turiaf, a seven-year NBA veteran, has appeared in 362 career games (90 starts) and averaged 5.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.36 blocks and 17.9 minutes while shooting 52.9 percent from the field.
Mar 21, 2012 2:38 PM EDT
Ronny Turiaf has decided to sign with the Heat and the sides are in the process of finalizing an agreement, according to sources.
Turiaf was waived by Denver following a three-team trade.
“We’re working hard to get it finished up,” Turiaf’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, told Yahoo! Sports.
Mar 20, 2012 4:53 PM EDT
Derek Fisher is in advanced talks with the Thunder, according to sources.
Fisher is scheduled to clear waivers on Wednesday evening and is 'very close' to an agreement with the Thunder.
The Heat have also been the other leading destination for Fisher.
Oklahoma City is in need for backcourt depth since they are without Eric Maynor.
Mar 20, 2012 1:12 PM EDT
The Bulls and Celtics are not interested in Drerek Fisher, according to sources.
Fisher is expected to hold conversations with the Heat, Thunder and Spurs to discuss "ideas and concepts."
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Ronny Turiaf is expected to sign with a team by Wednesday.
Mar 20, 2012 | Marc Stein/ESPN
The Heat and Thunder are the early candidates to sign Derek Fisher once he clears waivers.
Mike Miller has a visible limp while walking.
The Thunder, Bulls and Heat are three teams that could end up signing Derek Fisher once he clears waivers.
LeBron James was asked on Friday how he felt his 2010 situation in leaving the Cavaliers compared to Dwight Howard's decision this week.
Dwyane Wade said that there is a "new definition of loyalty in the world".
The Heat would welcome an upgrade at the center position, but Erik Spoelstra appears to expect the deadline to pass without a significant move.
Dwight Howard, who reportedly prefers to enter free agency, would need to go to the Heat or Clippers via trade.
Mar 07, 2012 | Sacramento Bee
The Nets, Hornets and Timberwolves have had the most players miss games due to injury this season, followed by the Bobcats, Knicks, Grizzlies and Raptors.
The Heat have been calling around the NBA in an attempt to explore trades for a reserve big man.
LeBron James and Kevin Durant have been named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month, respectively, for games played in February.
LeBron James scored 18 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter.
Both the Spurs and Heat had an 11-2 record for the month.
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