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Udonis Haslem Not Interested In Coaching

May 20, 2018 11:48 AM

Udonis Haslem is unsure if he will return for a 16th NBA season, but he does know he's not interested in a coaching role.

"When you get to this stage of your career and your life, you either do it or you don't," he said. "You can't really turn it on and off. It becomes a lifestyle."

Haslem turns 38 in June.

"I don't want to do coaching; the coaching is not for me," he said. "Being in the locker room and being able to have that raw side where I can still be a player and I can still be brutally honest and I don't have to be politically correct or play the political side of things, it gives me a little more leeway to communicate with my guys being a player, as opposed to a coach."

Haslem, however, wants to remain part of the Heat organization and could work in the front office.

"It could possibly be something that intrigues me," he said. "But more so than anything, I just want to be a part of the organization. We haven't really defined a role or I haven't defined a role. But I'm going to be a part of the organization. I've laid down a lot of groundwork, the roots.

"For me it's more so important that the culture is carried on and is taken care of by the right guys. So, for me, the culture was given down to Dwyane [Wade] and myself from the Zos [Alonzo Mourning] and those guys and Eddies Joneses and they transferred the culture down to us. So it's my job to transfer it."

 

Ira Winderman/South Florida Sun Sentinel

Tags: Udonis Haslem, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Heat Decline $1.6M Option On Jordan Mickey

May 10, 2018 1:59 PM

The Miami Heat have declined their $1.6 million option on Jordan Mickey.

Mickey will become an unrestricted free agent.

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

May 7, 2018 11:45 AM

Pat Riley is currently mulling what to do with Hassan Whiteside this offseason.

The Miami Heat re-signed Whiteside to a four-year, $98 million in 2016.

According to Barry Jackson, "there is strong support among numerous people inside the Heat to trade Whiteside."

The dissatisfaction with the partnership appears to be mutual with both sides preferring a fresh start.

“He had a bad year this year,” Riley said.

The Portland Trail Blazers and Dallas Mavericks pursued Whiteside during the 2016 offseason.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Tags: Hassan Whiteside, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Tyler Johnson Undergoes Successful Surgery On Left Thumb

Apr 30, 2018 12:01 PM

Tyler Johnson underwent successful surgery on Monday morning to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb.

The procedure was performed by Dr. Anne Ouellette and Heat team physician Dr. Harlan Selesnick at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute at Doctors Hospital. Johnson will be in a cast for six weeks and is expected to make a full recovery and be available for training camp.

Johnson appeared in 72 games (39 starts) with the Heat this season averaging 11.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 28.5 minutes. He set single-season career highs in three-point field goals made (119), starts and free throw percentage (.822).

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Juwan Howard Interviews For Knicks' Coaching Job

Apr 28, 2018 10:20 PM

The New York Knicks will interview Juwan Howard for their head coaching vacancy.

Howard has been an assistant coach with the Miami Heat since he retired in 2013.

Scott Perry was an assistant coach at Michigan when Howard was at the school.

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Tags: Miami Heat, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Heat Expected To Pursue Trade Of Hassan Whiteside

Apr 25, 2018 4:25 PM

The Miami Heat are expected to pursue a trade of Hassan Whiteside this offseason.

Whiteside is due $24.4 million and $27.1 million in the final two years of his contract.

"It's been a long year, man, up and downs, up and downs," he said.

Whiteside has talked openly about his frustrations with playing time.

"Not being out there,” he said. “Not being out there. At least give me a chance to fight. At least give me a chance to fight. I can understand if I was playing 30 minutes and I played bad. At least give me a chance."

He said: “We played a style of play Coach wanted. He wanted to utilize more spacing I guess in the playoffs, so that's why he did it."

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Tags: Hassan Whiteside, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Dwyane Wade Won't Rush Decision On 18-19

Apr 25, 2018 12:02 AM

Dwyane Wade was asked about his future following the elimination of the Miami Heat by the Philadelphia 76ers from the 2018 NBA Playoffs.

Wade has essentially conveyed the sentiment that he'll either re-sign with the Heat or retire and that he doesn't plan on playing for another team.

"Ain't gonna be no breaking news," said Wade.

Wade will continue to contemplate his future and make a decision at a later date.

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Tags: Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Justise Winslow Fined $15,000 For Damaging Joel Embiid's Mask

Apr 21, 2018 11:16 AM

Justise Winslow has been fined $15,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct for intentionally stepping on and attempting to damage the facemask of Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid.

The incident, which took place after Embiid’s facemask had fallen onto the playing court, occurred with 7:51 remaining in the second quarter of the 76ers’ 128-108 win over the Heat on Thursday, April 19 at AmericanAirlines Arena.

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Hassan Whiteside Laments Lack Of Involvement In Miami Offense

Apr 20, 2018 5:05 PM

Hassan Whiteside complained about Miami's offensive approach and hot it has impacted his production.

"It's just different, man. I feel like our offense is a lot different. I'm not as involved in as many dribble handoffs as I was and post-ups as I was in the regular season," Whiteside said. "That's what coach [Erik Spoelstra] wants. Coach wants me to just be in the corner and set picks. That's what he wants. I've just got to trust it."

Whiteside is averaging just 3.7 points in 13 minutes per game during the first three games of the playoffs.

"I want to get more rebounds out there. I want to get more minutes out there. I'm just going to keep trusting coach's decision-making," Whiteside said. "Even with the fouls, I still could have been out there. I wouldn't have fouled out. I am going to keep trusting coach's decision-making."

Earlier this season, Whiteside was fined an undisclosed amount by the Heat for "comments detrimental to the team" in response to his remarks expressing frustration over a diminished role.

 

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Tags: Hassan Whiteside, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Playoffs

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NBA Playoffs: First Round Efficiency Capsules

Apr 13, 2018 1:29 PM

The following graphics show the Net Rating, Offensive Rating and Defensive Rating rankings for all 16 teams in the 2018 NBA Playoffs.

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