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Stanley Johnson Signs With Sioux Falls Of G League

Dec 8, 2022 2:05 PM

Stanley Johnson has agreed to sign with Sioux Falls Skyforce of the G League.

Johnson was waived by the Utah Jazz before the start of the season.

The Miami Heat, parent affiliate of the Skyforce, currently have an open roster spot.

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Victor Oladipo Getting Closer To Return

Dec 5, 2022 8:27 AM

Victor Oladipo has missed the Miami Heat's first 23 games of this season. But Oladipo may be closing in on making his season debut.

When asked about how his knee has been feeling and when he might return, Oladipo said his knee feels good. He emphasized that he's being patient with his return to the lineup.

“Hopefully soon,” Oladipo said. “I feel good, been moving a lot more. Just going to make sure it’s the right thing, the right decision collectively. I’m not going to make a decision by myself. Just going to make sure everything feels good, and I can perform at the highest level."
 
Oladipo hasn't appeared in a game since Game 7 of the 2022 Eastern Conference Finals. Miami has held him to continue to work on strengthening his surgically repaired left knee.

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Jimmy Butler To Return On Friday At Celtics

Dec 2, 2022 8:29 AM

Jimmy Butler was upgraded by the Miami Heat to questionable for Friday's game at the Boston Celtics. Butler himself seemed to confirm he'd be making his return in that game.

Butler posted a video of himself on a plane. He said, "Boston...I'm on the way. I'm on the way. Can't wait. Can't wait. I've been out for too long. I'm getting thirsty... Go Heat."

Butler hasn't played in over two weeks. His last appearance was in a game at the Toronto Raptors on November 16. Since then, Butler has been out with knee soreness. Miami went 3-4 in the games Butler missed during this absence.

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Jimmy Butler Expected Back From Six-Game Knee Soreness Break Wednesday

Nov 26, 2022 10:59 AM

Jimmy Butler is expected to return from his right knee soreness for Wednesday's game against the Boston Celtics.

Butler will have missed six games as he last played on Nov. 18 against the Toronto Raptors.

Butler has played in fewer than 60 games in five of the past six seasons.

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Heat Sign Dru Smith To Two-Way Deal, Waive Orlando Robinson

Nov 26, 2022 1:01 AM

The Miami Heat signed Dru Smith to a two-way contract and waived Orlando Robinson on Friday.

Smith averaged 17.7 points and 7.7 rebounds in three G League games.

Robinson averaged 7.0 points and 4.5 rebounds in two appearances for the Heat this season.

 

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Jimmy Butler Out For Rest Of Heat's Road Trip

Nov 19, 2022 4:00 PM

Jimmy Butler will miss the final two games of the Miami Heat's current road trip. Butler has returned to Miami to have his his troublesome left knee examined.

Butler played 38 minutes in the Heat's loss at the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday before missing Miami's overtime loss to the Washington Wizards on Friday. Butler will also miss games at the Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves.

Butler has had knee issues in the past. The Heat will likely be cautious with their star player, as they are dealing with several other injures at well. Miami only had seven available players in their loss at Washington.

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Omer Yurtseven To Miss Three Months Due To Ankle Surgery

Nov 13, 2022 12:22 PM

Miami Heat center Omer Yurtseven is expected to miss three months due to left ankle surgery. Yurtseven is expected to undergo surgery this week after consulting multiple experts on his ankle injury.

Miami has been listing Yurtseven as out due to impingement in the ankle. Sources indicate that is being caused by bone spurs. Yurtseven hasn't played since the Heat's preseason opener due to the persistent soreness. It's a big loss for Miami, as Yurtseven was expected to be a rotation player ahead of restricted free agency this coming summer.

The Heat will waive Two-Way guard Dru Smith and will replace him with center Orlando Robinson on a Two-Way deal. That will give Miami some extra frontcourt depth while Yurtseven recovers.

The Heat have an open roster spot, but aren't far enough below the luxury tax line to fill it without going into the tax. Wanting to avoid being a taxpayer may keep Miami from filling that opening until much later in the season.

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Heat To Waive Dru Smith, Sign Orlando Robinson

Nov 13, 2022 12:12 PM

The Miami Heat are planning to waive Two-Way guard Dru Smith. Miami will then sign center Orlando Robinson to a Two-Way deal.

Part of the reason for the roster change for the Heat is a long-term injury to Omer Yurtseven. Robinson will give Miami more depth at the center position while Yurtseven is out.

Smith appeared in just one NBA game for the Heat. He's also only appeared in one G League game for the Sioux Falls Skyforce this season, as Miami has kept their Two-Way players with the NBA club due to injuries. Smith is likely to stay in the organization by joining the Skyforce upon clearing waivers.

Robinson was waived by the Heat towards the end of the preseason. In four games with the Skyforce this season the 7-footer has averaged 20 points, 9.3 rebounds, 1.3 steals and a block per game.

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Suns See Max Strus As Integral Part Of Jae Crowder Trade To Heat

Nov 12, 2022 9:02 AM

The Phoenix Suns have begun the process of engage, or re-engaging, teams in trade talks for Jae Crowder. One of the teams known to be interest in Crower is the Miami Heat. however, Phoenix has a specific ask that may be a non-starter for Miami.

Some with the Suns see Max Strus as an integral part of any deal that would send Crowder to Miami. Strus is now an established rotation player for the Heat and was a starter by the end of last season.

However, Miami has a hole at power forward and a surplus of players at the two-guard spot. Both Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson are signed to long-term contracts, while Strus is due for a new deal this offseason.

The Heat would have to send more than just Strus in a trade to Phoenix, as his salary doesn't match that of Crowder's. But being open to trading Strus could open the door for trade talks to advance.

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Heat To Rename FTX Arena

Nov 12, 2022 1:31 AM

The Miami Heat are set to rename FTX Arena after ending its naming rights deal with the bankrupt crypto firm FTX.

Miami-Dade County, which owns the arena, had signed a 19-year, $135 million deal with FTX in 2021.

"The reports about FTX and its affiliates are extremely disappointing. Miami-Dade County and the Miami HEAT are immediately taking action to terminate our business relationships with FTX. We will be working together to find a new naming rights partner for the arena," released the county and the team in a joint statement.

FTX filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday after a steep fall in crypto prices left the company unable to cover customer account withdrawals.

FTX had signed several sponsorship deals with sports teams in the past, including with the Warriors and Wizards. 

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Jimmy Butler: We're Still Going To Win The Championship

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NBA, NBPA Expected To Revisit Tampering Rules

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Heat's Caleb Martin, Nikola Jovic Suspended One Game; Raptors Christian Koloko fined $15K

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Victor Oladipo Out Against Bulls With Left Knee Tendonosis

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Heat Waive Jamaree Bouyea, Marcus Garrett, Mychal Mulder, Orlando Robinson

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Dru Smith Signs Two-Way Contract With Heat

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Heat Believe Jae Crowder Prefers Trade To Them

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Heat Convert Jamal Cain To Two-Way Contract; Waive Darius Days; Sign Mychal Mulder

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RealGM Radio: East Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti (2022-23)

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Heat Interested In Trading For Jae Crowder

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Tyler Herro Agrees To Four-Year, $130M Contract Extension With Heat

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LeBron James Was 'Never Comfortable' In Miami Like He Is In Los Angeles

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Heat Sign Dru Smith

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RealGM Radio: Nekias Duncan, Mike Prada On The Southeast Division (Sep 2022)

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Heat Never Aggressively Pursued Kevin Durant

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Donovan Mitchell Has Knicks, Nets, Heat As Preferred Destinations

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Heat To Retire Udonis Haslem's Jersey

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Udonis Haslem To Return For 20th Season With Heat

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Udonis Haslem To Announce 22-23 Decision On Sunday

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Tyler Herro Focused On Upcoming Season Amid Trade Rumors, Extension Talks

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