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Jose Alvarado, Thomas Bryant Suspended Three Games; Jimmy Butler, Naji Marshall, Nikola Jokic Get One

Feb 25, 2024 10:25 PM

Jimmy Butler and Naji Marshall have each been suspended one game without pay for instigating and engaging in an on-court altercation during the Heat’s 106-95 victory over the Pelicans on Feb. 23 at Smoothie King Center, it was announced today by Joe Dumars, Executive Vice President, Head of Basketball Operations.  

Additionally, Thomas Bryant and Jose Alvarado have each been suspended three games without pay for leaving the bench area during an on-court altercation and fighting.  

Nikola Jovic has been suspended one game without pay for leaving the bench area and entering an on-court altercation. 

The incident began when Kevin Love committed a foul on New Orleans’ Zion Williamson with 11:19 remaining in the fourth quarter.  Following that foul, Butler and Marshall engaged in a physical altercation and then Alvarado and Bryant began fighting. For their roles, Alvarado, Bryant, Butler and Marshall were assessed technical fouls and ejected from the game.

Alvarado will begin serving his suspension tonight when New Orleans hosts the Chicago Bulls. Marshall will also serve his suspension tonight. Bryant will begin serving his suspension on Monday, Feb. 26 when the Heat visit the Sacramento Kings. Butler and Jovic will also serve their suspensions that night. 

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Delon Wright Agrees To Buyout With Wizards, Plans To Sign With Heat

Feb 16, 2024 3:08 PM

Delon Wright has agreed to a contract buyout with the Washington Wizards and plans to sign with the Miami Heat upon clearing waivers.

In 33 games this season, Wright is averaging 4.1 points, 1.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 13.8 minutes.

Wright is represented by Greg Lawrence

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Jimmy Butler To Miss Next Two Games

Feb 13, 2024 1:06 AM

Jimmy Butler will miss the next two Miami Heat games after being granted a leave of absence from the team over the weekend. 

The Heat will be without Josh Richardson for multiple weeks due to a dislocated right shoulder, with Terry Rozier set to be re-evaluated on a week-to-week basis with a sprained right knee.  

Duncan Robinson is also listed as questionable for Tuesday's game against the Bucks. 

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Tags: Jimmy Butler, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Injury

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Terry Rozier Diagnosed With Sprained Right Knee, Will Be Re-Evaluated Week-To-Week

Feb 13, 2024 1:00 AM

Terry Rozier avoided a major injury and was diagnosed with a sprained right knee, sources told Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Rozier will be re-evaluated on a week-to-week basis.

Josh Richardson will miss several weeks with a dislocated shoulder. 

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Tags: Terry Rozier, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Injury

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Josh Richardson Out Multiple Weeks With Discloated Shoulder

Feb 12, 2024 1:45 PM

Josh Richardson will be out at least a few weeks with a dislocated right shoulder. 

Richardson is averaging 9.9 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 25.6 minutes over 43 games this season with the Miami Heat.

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Tags: Josh Richardson, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Injury

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Terry Rozier, Josh Richardson To Get MRIs On Monday

Feb 12, 2024 12:41 AM

Terry Rozier and Josh Richardson are scheduled to get MRIs on Monday, according to Erik Spoelstra.

Rozier landed awkwardly on his right leg during the third quarter of the Heat's 110-106 loss to the Celtics.

Richardson suffered a right shoulder injury in the second quarter.

The Heat are already without Jimmy Butler, who was granted a leave of absence

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Tags: Terry Rozier, Josh Richardson, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Injury

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Jimmy Butler Granted Leave Of Absence By Heat

Feb 11, 2024 12:20 PM

The Miami Heat released the following statement from Jimmy Butler's agent Bernie Lee:

"Jimmy Butler has been granted a leave of absence as he deals with the death of a family member. Jimmy and his family ask for privacy at this point in time as they navigate this loss. Updates will be given when appropriate."

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Heat Sign Alondes Williams To Two-Way Deal, RJ Hampton Waived

Feb 9, 2024 9:47 PM

The Miami Heat signed guard Alondes Williams to a Two-Way Contact and waived RJ Hampton.

Williams, a 2024 G League All-Star and NBA Rising Stars Game selection, has appeared in 32 games with the Heat’s G League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, this season and averaged 20.3 points, 6.5 assists, 5.2 rebounds, 1.25 steals and 37.0 minutes while shooting 49.9 percent from the field, 37.3 percent from three-point range and 73.9 percent from the foul line. He scored a Skyforce franchise-record 55 points on January 7 in a comeback win against the Salt Lake City Stars, shooting 70 percent (21-of-30) from the field, the third-highest shooting efficiency in G League history by a player with at least 55 points. Williams earned G League Player of the Week twice (January 2-7 & January 8-13), becoming the first ever Skyforce player to earn the honor in consecutive weeks. He has posted six double-doubles this season and scored at least 20 points in seven-straight games from January 7 through January 21. Additionally, Williams has scored 361 total points this season, the fourth-most in the G League.

Hampton, who was signed to a Two-Way Contract by the Heat on September 27, appeared in nine total games with the Skyforce this season, including seven regular season contests (one start) averaging 11.6 points, 5.1 rebounds, 3.9 assists, 1.14 steals and 25.8 minutes. He also appeared in eight games (two starts) with the HEAT, averaging 1.3 points and 1.0 assists in 9.5 minutes of action.

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Jaylen Brown, Mac McClung, Jaime Jacquez, Jacob Toppin In 2024 Slam Dunk Contest

Feb 8, 2024 1:45 PM

The NBA has announced the 2024 Slam Dunk participants headlined by Jaylen Brown and last year's winner Mac McClung.

Joining Brown and McClung are Jaime Jacquez Jr. and Jacob Toppin. 

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Tags: Jaime Jaquez, Jr., Jaylen Brown, Mac McClung, Jacob Toppin, Boston Celtics, Miami Heat, New York Knicks, Westchester Knicks, D-League Teams

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Kelly Olynyk Drawing Interest From Heat, Sixers, Warriors

Feb 8, 2024 1:21 AM

Kelly Olynyk is drawing trade interest from the Miami Heat, Philadelphia 76ers, and Golden State Warriors, sources told Jake Fischer of Yahoo! Sports.

Olynyk has also been linked in a trade to the Raptors for Bruce Brown Jr.

Olynyk is on an expiring $12.1 million contract. 

The Warriors are expected to explore trades for Andrew Wiggins right up to the deadline. 

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Tags: Kelly Olynyk, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat, Philadelphia Sixers, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor

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Heat Acquire Terry Rozier From Hornets For Kyle Lowry, 2027 First Rounder

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Heat Exploring Kyle Lowry Trades

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Terry Rozier Prefers Deal To Heat If Traded By Hornets

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Lauri Markkanen, Bam Adebayo Named NBA Players Of Week 12

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Heat To Build Dwyane Wade Statue Outside Kaseya Center

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Jaime Jaquez Jr. Out Two Games With Groin Strain

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Lakers, Knicks, Sixers, Heat, Pistons Among Teams Interested In Dejounte Murray

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Heat Continue To Have Interest In Trading For Donovan Mitchell

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Erik Spoelstra, Heat Agree To Eight-Year, $120M Extension

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Chet Holmgren, Jaime Jaquez Jr. Named Rookies Of The Month; Ty Lue, Joe Mazzulla Named Coaches Of The Month

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Jimmy Butler Leaves Heat Game With Sore Foot, X-Rays Negative

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Goran Dragic Announces Retirement

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Celtics-Lakers Christmas Day Game Averages 5M Viewers, Down 18% From Last Year

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Bucks, Heat Maintain Interest In PJ Tucker

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Jimmy Butler To Miss Christmas Game Vs Sixers

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Heat To Retire Udonis Haslem No. 40 Jersey On January 19

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Bam Adebayo Doesn't Have Timetable For Return

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Chet Holmgren, Jamie Jaquez Jr. Named NBA Rookies Of The Month For Oct/Nov

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Heat Guarantee Orlando Robinson Contract For $850K

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Jimmy Butler Misses Second Straight Game With Ankle Injury

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