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Blake Griffin, Pistons Agree To Buyout; Lakers, Clippers, Nets, Heat, Warriors Express Interest

Mar 5, 2021 12:15 PM

The Detroit Pistons and Blake Griffin have agreed to a contract buyout.

Griffin will become a free agent and Marc Stein reports the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Brooklyn Nets, Miami Heat and Golden State Warriors have expressed interest in him when he clears waivers. Stein later added that the Boston Celtics have expressed interest and that the Nets are considered a "strong contender" due to Griffin's longstanding relationship with players there.

The Pistons traded for Griffin in 2018 months after he signed a max contract with the Clippers.

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Tags: Blake Griffin, Detroit Pistons, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Heat Interested In John Wall, Kyle Lowry

Mar 5, 2021 11:31 AM

The Miami Heat have become active in trade discussions, according to Brian Windhorst of ESPN on his podcast.

Writing at TrueHoop, Tom Haberstroh reports "John Wall and Kyle Lowry are potential targets." 

Haberstroh adds that the eight games between the end of the All-Star break and the trade deadline on March 25th will determine how good the Heat think they are entering the final stretch of the season and will shape their trade activity. 

The Houston Rockets acquired Wall from the Washington Wizards before the start of the season and he is signed through 22-23.

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Tags: John Wall, Kyle Lowry, Houston Rockets, Miami Heat, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Rockets Receive Interest In P.J. Tucker From Nets, Bucks, Heat, Nuggets, Lakers

Mar 4, 2021 11:04 AM

The Houston Rockets have received trade interest from a number of contending teams on P.J. Tucker.

Tucker is on an expiring contract.

The Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, Miami Heat, Denver Nuggets and Los Angeles Lakers all have interest in Tucker.

The timing of a deal is likely dependent on Houston's asking price as they seek a young player in exchange for Tucker.

Tucker can defend multiple positions and is a respectable three-point shooter.

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Tags: P.J. Tucker, Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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76ers, Heat, Clippers Interested In Trading For Kyle Lowry

Feb 25, 2021 10:01 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat and Los Angeles Clippers have interest in trading Kyle Lowry, sources tell Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

A source says Lowry's preference is to play for the 76ers and that they might be able to get a deal done with the Toronto Raptors.

Lowry is on an expiring contract after nine seasons with the Raptors.

According to a source, the Raptors would like to reward Lowry for his years of service with the team by giving him an opportunity to compete for another title.

Lowry is a native of Philadelphia and would give the 76ers a perimeter playmaker.

The Clippers, meanwhile, would allow Lowry to reunite with Kawhi Leonard and Serge Ibaka. Lowry is also close friends with Ty Lue and Chauncey Billups.

In free agency, Lowry will seek a contract of $60 million over two years.

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Tags: Kyle Lowry, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Philadelphia Sixers, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Heat Granted $4.7M Disabled Player Exception For Meyers Leonard

Feb 23, 2021 3:11 PM

The Miami Heat have been granted a $4.7 million disabled player exception for the season-ending injury to Meyers Leonard.

The Heat have until April 19th to use the disabled player exception. 

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Tags: Meyers Leonard, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Kendrick Nunn Reaches Starter Clause, Increases 2021 Qualifying Offer To $4.7 Million

Feb 16, 2021 1:05 AM

Kendrick Nunn reached his starter clause in his contract by averaging over 34 starts in the past two seasons, according to Bobby Marks of ESPN.

Nunn has increased his qualifying offer for 2021 from $2.0 million to $4.7 million.

Nunn is currently averaging 13.8 points on the season. 

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Tags: Kendrick Nunn, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Heat, Clippers, Bucks, Nets Were Also Interested In Derrick Rose

Feb 8, 2021 2:04 PM

The Detroit Pistons received trade interest in Derrick Rose from a number of teams before agreeing to a deal with the New York Knicks.

The Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets were also interested in Rose.

Rose is averaging 14.2 points, 1.9 rebounds and 4.2 assists this season with the Pistons. 

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Tags: Derrick Rose, Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Meyers Leonard Out For Season With Shoulder Surgery

Feb 2, 2021 5:21 PM

Meyers Leonard will undergo season-ending surgery on his shoulder.

Leonard re-signed with the Miami Heat on a two-year, $20 million with the second season as a team option.

Leonard appeared in just three games for the Heat this season.

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Tags: Meyers Leonard, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Injury

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Heat Offered Jae Crowder One-Year Deal Above Average Annual Value Of Phoenix Contract

Feb 1, 2021 4:10 PM

Jae Crowder left the Miami Heat in the offseason to sign with the Phoenix Suns on a three-year, $30 million deal. While the Heat were attempting to preserve their 2021 cap flexibility, Crowder was seeking a multiyear contract on the open market given his age.

"I'm fairly certain the Heat offered him more than that $9 million number on a one-year deal," said Brian Windhorst. "I know they offered him more than $9 million on a one-year deal. They tried to do the same thing they did with Dragic and Meyers Leonard, which is 'let's find a number where you're comfortable taking just one year.'

"Jae was like, 'At this point in my career, I need a multi-year contract.'"

Crowder signed a five-year, $35 million contract with the Boston Celtics in 2015, which became one of the NBA's best bargains during the lifespan of the deal. Crowder was traded four times on the deal from Boston to Cleveland to Utah to Memphis to Miami.

The Heat have appeared to miss Crowder to start the season as they've struggled to regain the form they displayed during the playoffs.

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Tags: Jae Crowder, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Tyler Herro Housemate Tests Positive For COVID-19, May Face Quarantine

Jan 31, 2021 12:28 PM

Tyler Herro said that his housemate tested positive for COVID-19 and was uncertain whether he would have to quarantine due to exposure.

Jimmy Butler returned on Saturday night's win over the Kings after missing 10 games due to health and safety protocols.

Kendrick Nunn also didn't play in the game due to waiting for his test result, which came back negative. 

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Tags: Tyler Herro, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jimmy Butler Expected To Be Cleared From COVID-19 Protocol This Week

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Heat To Use Coronavirus-Sniffing Dogs To Screen Fans For Home Games

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Heat Have 'High' Level Of Interest In Trading For Bradley Beal

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Victor Oladipo Still Prefers To End Up With Heat

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Heat Expected To Remain Interested In James Harden, Bradley Beal

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Heat-Celtics Game Postponed As Heat Do Not Have Required Eight Players Available

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Avery Bradley Expected To Miss Time Due To Health And Safety Protocols

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Heat Were Open To Trading Multiple Young Players In Deal For James Harden

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Heat No Longer Engaged With Rockets On James Harden Trade

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Heat Convert Max Strus To Two-Way Contract, Waive B.J. Johnson

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti On East Over/Unders

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Bill Duffy Completes $3M Payment To Anthony Carter For 2003 Error

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Lowe: Tyler Herro Is More Valuable Single Trade Piece Than Anything Nets Can Offer

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James Harden Adds Bucks, Heat To Trade List

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Bam Adebayo Says He Wants To Be Remembered For 'Changing Basketball'

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Heat Will Pivot To Bradley Beal If Giannis Antetokounmpo Extends With Bucks

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Heat Sign Max Strus To Camp Deal

RealGM Staff Report

Giannis 'More Impressed' By Heat Signing Adebayo To Extension Than Making Him Wait

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Bam Adebayo, Heat To Sign Five-Year, $163 Extension

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Jae Crowder Agrees To Three-Year, $30M Deal With Suns

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