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Heat Sign Marcus Lee

Aug 15, 2018 11:57 AM

The Miami Heat have signed forward Marcus Lee.

Lee began his collegiate career at the University of Kentucky before transferring to the University of California, Berkeley for his senior season where he appeared in 32 games (all starts) with the Golden Bears last season and averaged 11.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.63 blocks, 1.3 assists and 27.8 minutes while shooting 56.3 percent from the field. He finished eighth among the school’s all-time single-season blocks list with 52 and was the only player to start all 32 games. As a junior at Kentucky, Lee shot a single-season school record 68 percent from the field while helping the Wildcats to the SEC Championship. Additionally, he recently appeared in seven Summer League games (five starts) with the Cleveland Cavaliers in Las Vegas and averaged 6.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.57 blocks in 15.9 minutes of action while shooting 70 percent (21-of-30) from the field.

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Briante Weber Agrees To Partially Guaranteed Deal With Heat

Aug 13, 2018 6:43 PM

Briante Weber has agreed to sign a partially guaranteed contract with the Miami Heat.

Weber played in a combined 18 games last season with the Houston Rockets and Memphis Grizzlies.

Weber first emerged professionally with Miami's Sioux Falls Skyforce G League affiliate.

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Dwyane Wade Rules Out Playing In China

Aug 12, 2018 9:43 PM

Dwyane Wade has apparently ruled out playing in China as he was posed the question on Saturday.

“Heat only," said Wade. "If I play the game of basketball this year it will be in a Miami uniform. If I don’t, I’ll be living in Miami or somewhere else probably.”

Wade said he’s in no rush to reach a decision after finishing the 17-18 season with the Heat.

“It’s no clock for me,” Wade said. “I let my agent handle the stuff he needs to handle with Pat and them. It’s not my job to be going back and forth in the meeting with them. When the time is right for both sides to make a decision on what that is, if it it’s right, if it’s wrong, whatever the case may be, I think it will be made.

“Me and UD, Pat has said obviously, we’ve been in Miami for a while and we have the ability to say if we want to continue to play this game, continue to be leaders of the organization. But there are other things that come into play that I have to talk about and I’m sure UD has to talk about on his own. When all of that is final and the decision needs to be made it will be made.

“It’s different now. We’re not sitting down trying to figure out a $100 million contract by July 8th. It’s a different situation now. We have time.”

Wade was offered a large contract in China.

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Derrick Walton Jr. To Sign With Bulls

Aug 10, 2018 10:41 AM

Derrick Walton Jr. intends to sign with the Chicago Bulls.

Walton was a two-way player for the Miami Heat last season.

Walton played for the Heat in Summer League.

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Hassan Whiteside Had 'Good Meeting' With Pat Riley, Erik Spoelstra

Aug 2, 2018 10:01 PM

Hassan Whiteside revealed to reporters that he met with Pat Riley and Erik Spoelstra last month.

"We had a great talk," Whiteside told reporters on a conference call to discuss Saturday's NBA game in Africa, in which he plans to play. "I just think it's trust on both sides. I think that's the biggest thing ... It was about a four-hour meeting. It was a lot about life. It was two hours basketball, two hours life. It was a good meeting."

Whiteside has two seasons remaining on his four-year, $98.4 million deal.

Last week, Riley insisted that the Heat weren't widely shopping Whiteside in trades this summer but said the center "has a lot of work to do."


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Dwyane Wade Remains Undecided On 18-19 Plans

Jul 30, 2018 8:52 PM

Dwyane Wade remains undecided on whether he'll continue his NBA career in 18-19.

Wade can return to the Miami Heat or take a more financially lucrative offer in China. Wade said his family will play a big factor in his decision. 

"In due time," Wade said when asked if he has an update. "Time will tell."

Wade can play for either the $5.3 million exception or $2.4 million veteran minimum with the Heat, or accept a three-year, $25 million offer in China.

"My son is a junior in high school right now," Wade said of his 16-year-old son Zaire. "Every decision at this point, especially in a professional athlete's career, at 36 years old, a lot of it surrounds around their families and what is best for their family. So I am really invested into making sure that my sons can have every tool that they need to be able to succeed at this game of basketball and game of life."

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Heat Sign Yante Maten To Two-Way Deal

Jul 29, 2018 8:47 PM

The Miami Heat have signed forward Yante Maten to a two-way contract.

Maten appeared in seven Summer League games (one start) with the Heat in both Sacramento and Las Vegas and averaged 10.7 points and 5.6 rebounds while shooting 44.6 percent from the field, 38.5 percent from three-point range and 76.9 percent from the foul line. He posted five double-figure scoring games, including 19 points off the bench on 8-of-14 shooting from the field and a perfect 3-of-3 from the foul line while grabbing seven rebounds and blocking two shots in a, 110-106, win against New Orleans in the first round of the Las Vegas tournament.

Maten, the 2018 SEC Player of the Year, played four seasons at the University of Georgia appearing in 128 career collegiate games (97 starts).

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Heat Remaining Patient Waiting On Decision From Dwyane Wade

Jul 28, 2018 9:49 AM

Pat Riley will have talks with Micky Arison in the coming days about the future of Dwyane Wade.

The Miami Heat can only offer Wade either the $5.3 million exception or the $2.4 million veteran minimum. The Heat would face luxury tax implications in either case.

"That's the abyss that we all deal with in the NBA," Riley said.

Wade isn't sure if he will continue his NBA career and Riley is remaining patient.

"I want him back as a player," Riley said. "I want him back as a competitor. I want him back as a guy who wants to have the greatest year he ever had as a player. I read more articles about `Dwyane being done, he's lost a step, he's not the same player, he might not have the same motivation.' But I still see a player who can contribute heavily if he really wants to."


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Dwyane Wade Receives Three-Year, $25M Offer To Play In China

Jul 24, 2018 10:16 AM

Dwyane Wade has received a three-year, $25 million offer to sign with the Zhejiang Golden Bulls in China.

The Heat are limited to either to an offer of the $5.3 million taxpayer mid-level exception for 2018-19 to Wade or the $2.3 million minimum salary.

Wade recently signed a lifetime contract with Li Ning.

Wade has reportedly wanted to remain in Miami as his sons continue their schooling and basketball careers.

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Dwyane Wade Signs Lifetime Deal With Li-Ning, Still Deciding On Re-Signing With Heat

Jul 18, 2018 8:50 PM

Dwyane Wade has signed a lifetime deal with Li-Ning.

Wade has been with Li-Ning since 2012. Wade was previously with Jordan Brand

The finalizing of that deal coincided with Wade and the company revealing his latest shoe, the "Way of Wade 7," at an event in Beijing on Wednesday.

"This was something I needed to do from the standpoint of building something," Wade told The Associated Press in a phone interview from China. "That's what I set out to do. This word we'll talk about, legacy, I tried to set out to build a legacy for myself and my family. And after six years of that, it's cool to be here today."

Wade also said there have been talks between him and the team about a return, but no decision has been made.

"When I get back from China, I'll focus on that,'' Wade said. "Right now, I'm focused on the game after basketball. Whatever happens in basketball, it happens. I've done everything that I can to this point to put myself ... in this position I am today, where I can do something that hasn't been done globally yet. The basketball will take care of itself. I'll sit down and figure that out once I get back from this tour at some point.''


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Jahlil Okafor Linked With Heat, Pacers, Bulls
Jahlil Okafor worked out for four teams last Wednesday in Las Vegas.

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Rockets Considered Strong Frontrunners To Sign Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony has also considered signing with the Heat.

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Wayne Ellington Agrees To One-Year, $6.27M Deal With Heat
Wayne Ellington cannot be traded this season without his permission.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Erik Spoelstra, Hassan Whiteside Have Been In Constant Contact In Offseason
Hassan Whiteside still is owed $52.5 million the final two seasons of the contract.

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Heat Sign Duncan Robinson To Two-Way contract
Duncan Robinson appeared in 115 career games at Michigan.

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Carmelo Anthony Granted Permission To Meet With Rockets, Heat
Carmelo Anthony and the Thunder are working towards a buyout.

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Carmelo Anthony To Receive Interest From Lakers, Rockets, Heat
The Lakers and Rockets are considered more likely landing spots for Carmelo Anthony than the Heat.

Tim Bontemps/Washington Post

Chris Bosh Still Seeking NBA Return, Could Join Lakers
Chris Bosh hired Rob Pelinka as his agent in 2016.

Sean Deveney/Sporting News

Heat Sign Derrick Jones Jr. To Standard Contract
Derrick Jones Jr. was originally signed to a two-way contract by the Heat.

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Heat View Hassan Whiteside Situation As Salvageable
The Heat have realized that Hassan Whiteside's trade value is heavily diminished.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

2018 NBA Draft: Full Results
The Suns have selected Deandre Ayton first overall.

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Heat Extend Qualifying Offer To Derrick Jones Jr.
Derrick Jones Jr. will be a restricted free agent after playing this past season under a two-way contract.

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Juwan Howard, Ime Udoka Emerge As Candidates For Detroit Job
The Pistons are considering a number of candidates for their head coaching job.

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Udonis Haslem Not Interested In Coaching
Udonis Haslem is unsure if he will return for a 16th NBA season.

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Heat Decline $1.6M Option On Jordan Mickey
Jordan Mickey averaged 4.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in 12.3 minutes per game in 17-18 with the Heat.

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Heat Mulling Whether To Trade Hassan Whiteside
Some within the Heat organization believe Hassan Whiteside should be traded.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Tyler Johnson Undergoes Successful Surgery On Left Thumb
Tyler Johnson averaged 11.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 28.5 minutes.

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Juwan Howard Interviews For Knicks' Coaching Job
Juwan Howard has been an assistant coach with the Heat since he retired in 2013.

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Heat Expected To Pursue Trade Of Hassan Whiteside
Hassan Whiteside is due $24.4 million and $27.1 million in the final two years of his contract.

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Dwyane Wade Won't Rush Decision On 18-19
Dwyane Wade has essentially conveyed the sentiment that he'll either re-sign with the Heat or retire.

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