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Heat Agree Upon Jersey Sponsorship With Ultimate Software

Sep 21, 2017 12:07 PM

The Miami Heat have agreed upon a jersey sponsorship deal with Ultimate Software.

Ultimate Software is listed as the "Official HR/Payroll Provider of the Miami Heat."

The patches are limited to 2 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inches.

The NBA is projecting approximately $100 million in new revenue with their jersey sponsorship initiative. 

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RealGM Radio: East Over-Unders With Arturo Galletti

Sep 21, 2017 12:43 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) continue their annual tradition of breaking down the over/under lines for the Eastern Conference.

They go through over/unders and other relevant odds for the Bulls (2:38), Hawks (8:04), Nets (12:18), Knicks (16:42), Pacers (23:09), Magic (30:03), Pistons (37:10), 76ers (44:03), Hornets (57:50), Heat (1:03:04), Bucks (1:08:44), Wizards (1:22:04), Raptors (1:28:30), Cavs (1:35:52) and Celtics (1:52:18).

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Heat Exercise Fourth-Year Option On Justise Winslow

Sep 19, 2017 12:11 PM

The Miami Heat have exercised their fourth-year team option on Justise Winslow. 

Winslow, who was originally selected by the Heat in the first round (10th overall) in the 2015 NBA Draft, has appeared in 96 career games (23 starts) with Miami averaging 7.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 29.8 minutes while shooting 40 percent from the field.

Winslow was one of eight Heat players to average double-figures in points (10.9) last season, marking the most for any team in the NBA. The former NBA All-Rookie Second Team selection appeared in 78 games in 2015-16, becoming just the fifth rookie to lead the HEAT in games played during a single-season. 

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Heat Sign Erik McCree

Sep 18, 2017 8:14 PM

The Miami Heat have signed forward Erik McCree. 

McCree played three seasons at Louisiana Tech appearing in 99 games (98 starts) and averaged 14.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 29.1 minutes while shooting 46.4 percent from the field, 34.8 percent from three-point range and 73.5 percent from the foul line. He became just the sixth player in school history to record at least 1,400 points and 700 rebounds in just three seasons.

During his senior season, he led the team in points (585), rebounds (295), field goals made (202), free throws made (127) and minutes (1,047) as he earned All-Conference USA First Team honors. 

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Josh Richardson, Heat Agree Upon Four-Year, $42M Extension

Sep 13, 2017 5:59 PM

Josh Richardson and the Miami Heat have agreed upon a four-year, $42 million contract extension.

Richardson was a second round pick out of Tennessee in 2015.

Richardson averaged 10.2 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game last season.

The deal includes a player option on the fourth year.

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Heat Interested In Dwyane Wade If He Takes Bench Role

Sep 8, 2017 11:52 AM

The Miami Heat will have interest in signing Dwyane Wade if he agrees to a bench role at their $4.3 million exception.

Wade and the Chicago Bulls are interested in a buyout to allow him to play for a contender.

Wade was recently asked by David Aldridge about what his preference would be for the coming season.

“First of all, obviously, everyone wants to compete,” Wade said. “It's no secret. We would all love to compete for a championship at the end of my career. That is one thing I would love to do. I'm not in a position right now to do that so I can't talk about what that preference is. Hopefully, one day before I'm done playing this game, I can be back in position to compete for a championship.”

Aldridge asked if it’s fair to say he will report to the Bulls and provide leadership but “in a perfect world” would “be back on another team that can compete?”

The Cleveland Cavaliers also have interest in signing Wade.

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Heat Sign Larry Drew II

Sep 5, 2017 10:43 PM

The Miami Heat have signed guard Larry Drew II. 

Earlier this month, Drew II won a gold medal as a member of the United States team at the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup. He appeared in five games and averaged 4.6 points, 5.0 assists, 2.0 rebounds, 1.00 steals and 19.4 minutes while shooting 52.9 percent from the floor.

During the 2016-17 season, Drew II played in 10 games (one start) as a member of the Sioux Falls Skyforce and averaged 8.1 points, 5.9 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 23.5 minutes while shooting 47.7 percent from the floor, 40 percent from three-point range and 71.4 percent from the foul line.

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Dwyane Wade Hasn't Ruled Out Heat, Lakers, Clippers

Sep 4, 2017 6:49 PM

According to ESPN, Dwyane Wade is zeroed in on signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers if he reached a buyout agreement with the Chicago Bulls.

But a source close to Wade contends he will consider signing with the Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers or Los Angeles Clippers if he's bought out.

Wade reportedly enrolled his children in a South Florida school this year.

The Heat would certainly consider re-signing Wade.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

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Heat To Have Josh Richardson Push Justise Winslow For Starting SF Job

Sep 4, 2017 3:38 PM

The Miami Heat expect Josh Richardson to compete for their starting small forward spot against Justise Winslow and Rodney McGruder.

Winslow missed most of last season with a shoulder injury and the Heat won't gift him the job.

Richardson is more of a natural guard but he has enough length to defend small forwards.

One player source said Winslow has looked good in workouts.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

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RealGM Radio: Southeast Division With Mike Prada, Adi Joseph

Sep 1, 2017 2:13 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), Mike Prada of SB Nation (@MikePradaSBN) and Adi Joseph of For The Win (@AdiJoseph) break down the NBA’s Southeast Division.

In the offseason review, they pick who got better and worse, discuss notable moves and choose the Southeast’s best newcomer.

In the season preview, they rank the teams 1-5, predict how many playoff teams will come out of the division, choose breakout players and much more.

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Jordan Mickey Agrees Upon Two-Year Deal With Heat
Jordan Mickey appeared sparingly in 41 games with the Celtics over the past two seasons.

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Heat Expected To Make Extension Offer To Josh Richardson
The Heat could offer Josh Richardson a contract up to four years in length and for as much as $41 million in total value.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Heat, Josh Richardson Expected To Discuss Extension
Josh Richardson can be offered as much as $43 million over four seasons.

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Heat Deny Offering Goran Dragic, Justise Winslow To Cavs For Kyrie Irving
The Heat have rarely denied trade reports in the media.

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Spurs, Clippers, Suns, Wolves, Knicks, Heat Make Offers For Kyrie Irving
The Cavaliers are seeking a package similar to what the Nuggets received for Carmelo Anthony in 2011.

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Heat Sign Derrick Walton Jr. To Two-Way Contract
Derrick Walton Jr. averaged 10.0 points, 3.5 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 20.5 minutes in Summer League.

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Heat Sign Matt Williams
Matt Williams appeared in eight Summer League games with the Heat and averaged 9.9 points and 2.6 rebounds while shooting 38 percent from the field.

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Udonis Haslem Agrees To One-Year Deal With Heat
Udonis Haslem's deal will be fully guaranteed.

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Willie Reed Agrees Upon One-Year, $1.5M Deal With Clippers
Willie Reed went undrafted in 2011 out of Saint Louis and played several seasons in the G-League.

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Heat Included $5.1M In Josh McRoberts Trade With Mavericks
Miami took back the contract of A.J. Hammons from the Mavericks, who is guaranteed $1.3 million this season and $1.5 million next season.

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James Johnson Agrees To Four-Year, $60M Deal With Heat
James Johnson earned $4 million last season with the Heat.

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Heat To Send Josh McRoberts, Future 2nd Rounder To Mavs For A.J. Hammons
The Heat are clearing cap space to re-sign James Johnson.

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Kelly Olynyk Agrees Upon Four-Year, $50M Deal With Heat
Kelly Olynyk has agreed upon a four-year, $50 million deal with the Heat.

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Dion Waiters To Re-Sign With Heat On Four-Year, $52M Deal
Dion Waiters had a breakout season with the Heat in 16-17.

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Gordon Hayward's Agent Explains Events Of Free Agency
Gordon Hayward met with the Celtics, Jazz and Heat in free agency and after each meeting, he felt as though he would sign with that team.

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Dion Waiters Close To Decision Between Heat, Lakers, Knicks
Dion Waiters had a breakout season with the Heat after signing a one-year, makegood contract.

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Gordon Hayward Agrees To Sign Four-Year, $128M Deal With Celtics
After reconsidering his decision, Gordon Hayward has agreed to sign with the Celtics.

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Heat Waive Chris Bosh
Chris Bosh was an NBA All-Star in each of his six seasons with the Heat.

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Report: Gordon Hayward Agrees To Sign With Celtics
While reports initially surfaced Gordon Hayward had decided to sign with the Celtics, he is now reconsidering the situation.

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Dion Waiters To Meet With Lakers
Dion Waiters had the best season of his career in 16-17 on a makegood contract with the Heat.

Michael Scotto/Basketball Insiders