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Heat Sign Charles Cooke To 10-Day Contract

Mar 15, 2019 5:34 PM

The Miami Heat have agreed to sign Charles Cooke to a 10-day contract.

Cooke spent last season with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Cooke had been playing for Sioux Falls in the G League, averaging 14.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 31.0 minutes per game.

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Dwyane Wade On Jersey Swap With Kevin Huerter: 'Us Number 3's Got To Stick Together'

Mar 5, 2019 1:41 AM

Dwyane Wade surprised Kevin Huerter with a jersey swap following the Miami Heat's 114-113 win over the Atlanta Hawks.

"Obviously, us No. 3s got to stick together. But I've been watching this kid grow from the preseason on to now, and I like his game. I think his game can go to another level, as well. I always want to be someone that a player like that can count on, can reach out to. That was a cool moment for me," said Wade.

Huerter, who grew up wearing Wade's Converse sneaker, chose his number 3 jersey number partly as a tribute to Wade.

"He's always done it the right way. You never hear him with off-court type of stuff. He brought championships to this city. He's been with the Heat for the majority of his career. He's been loyal to them. And as a guy coming up, a young guy, starting out with the Hawks, I hope I can continue a long career with them. The league's going to miss him, for sure," added Huerter.

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Dwyane Wade Becomes All-Time Leader In Blocked Shots By Guard

Mar 5, 2019 1:32 AM

Dwyane Wade registered his 1,052nd block of his career, surpassing Michael Jordan for the most blocks by a guard in NBA history.

Jordan still holds the regular season block shot record by a guard with 893. Wade currently has 877 blocks in the regular season. 

Wade has blocked 449 players in his career, including Joe Johnson and Ben Gordon 12 times each.

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Pat Riley Aiming To Sign 2 Max Free Agents In 2020

Mar 1, 2019 1:42 AM

Pat Riley says that the Miami Heat plan to add two big name free agents during the 2020 offseason.

"We’ve done this four times now, had a good group of players, young players, and then either through free agency or through trade brought the superstar in. In 2020, we’ll have a lot of room. We’ll also have the possibility to have enough room to go after two max contracts. And we’re going to do that. So, we’re planning that 2020 will be the room year," said Riley.

Riley added that he feels the Heat are just a couple players away from being a special team due to their young foundation.

"We’re chasing a playoff spot when we’re young. And then we’re going to be chasing some players that can come in. If we can get one or two players to come in with this group, this young group, then I think the sky’s the limit for this team in the next couple years."

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Dwyane Wade On Buzzer-Beater: 'I Needed This One On My Way Out'

Feb 28, 2019 1:34 AM

Dwyane Wade called his game-winning 3-pointer to beat the Golden State Warriors a "special" moment. 

"It's special for me. Obviously as a team we needed this win bad, but we kept fighting, everybody. I've been in this position so many times, and so many times you don't make the shot. And the one I make is a one-legged flick from my chest, it's crazy. But great to do it in front of the fans. This is a fun moment. I told Steph [Curry] I needed this one on my way out...I think the one thing cool for me is to be able to do this when you've got younger teammates that heard about some of the things you do, but don't get always an opportunity to see it. So it was cool to be able to do it in front of those guys as well," said Wade.

It was Wade's 5th buzzer-beater since the 2003-04 season, and the first time the Warriors were beaten with a buzzer-beater under Steve Kerr, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

"It was definitely one of my toughest game-winners that I've hit. I remember many years ago when Kobe [Bryant] hit that game-winner on me in L.A. at the top of the key off the glass, and I couldn't understand how he could bank a 3 off the top of the key like that. Same thing. It doesn't make sense, but this definitely is special, especially in my last year. To be able to have special moments," added Wade. 

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Goran Dragic, Derrick Jones Jr. To Make Heat Return On Thursday

Feb 21, 2019 12:32 AM

Goran Dragic and Derrck Jones Jr. are set to return to the Miami Heat lineup on Thursday. 

Dragic, who has only appeared in 14 games this season, had knee surgery in December.

Jones was expected to be out a few more weeks after suffering a bone bruise in his right knee last month.

The Heat are currently in 9th place in the Eastern Conference. 

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Heat Sign Emanuel Terry To 10-Day Contract

Feb 20, 2019 12:29 PM

The Miami Heat have signed forward Emanuel Terry to a 10-day contract.

Terry, who was originally acquired by Sioux Falls in a trade with the Canton Charge earlier this season on January 5 in exchange for guard Malik Newman, has appeared in nine games (eight starts) with the Skyforce averaging 16.4 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.33 steals, 1.11 blocks and 30.7 minutes while shooting 58.4 percent from the field.

Additionally, he appeared in two NBA games this season after signing a 10-day contract with the Phoenix Suns on January 27, totaling nine points, six rebounds, three steals and an assist in 20 minutes of action while shooting 66.7 percent (4-of-6) from the field and 1-of-2 from the foul line.

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Dwyane Wade: Luka Doncic's Passing Ability Is 'Lebron James-like'

Feb 14, 2019 2:11 AM

Dwyane Wade said that Luka Doncic's accuracy in passing under pressure was "LeBron-like" following the Miami Heat's 112-101 win over the Dallas Mavericks.

"Quote me right where I say this – it’s LeBron James-like from the standpoint of how he’s able to rope that pass to shooters in corners, getting blitzed. There’s not many guys who can do that and put it right there. He does an amazing job of it," said Wade following the game.

Wade also exchanged jerseys with Dirk Nowitzki after the final whistle. 

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Tags: Dwyane Wade, Luka Doncic, LeBron James, Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Kristaps Porzingis Had Nets, Clippers, Heat, Raptors On Trade Wish List

Feb 13, 2019 9:33 AM

Kristaps Porzingis had a wish list of four teams for a potential trade with the Dallas Mavericks omitted. 

Porzingis had the Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat and Toronto Raptors on his list, according to two people with knowledge of the list.

The initial reporting following the trade indicated that Porzingis planned to sign the qualifying offer with the Mavericks as a restricted free agent. Comments made since then have suggested a long-term deal between the Mavericks and Porzingis now has a better probability. 

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NBA: Refs Missed Kevin Durant's Double-Dribble On Final Possession Versus Heat

Feb 12, 2019 12:54 AM

The NBA announced that Kevin Durant should have been called for a discontinued dribble in what turned out to be the Golden State Warriors final possession in a 120-118 win over the Miami Heat.

The Warriors hit two free throws after the missed call to win the game.

Durant seemingly dribbled the ball off of Justise Winslow, although a replay confirmed that the ball did not touch Winslow.

"It's a double-dribble. Everybody can see it. Those are tough calls to make but everybody saw it. It's right there in front of everybody. That should be a violation and you can't miss those calls. But we had our chances. Like I said, it was back and forth. The officials -- so let's be clear about it, so I do not get fined -- that's not why we lost," said Erik Spoelstra after the game.

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Suns Agree To Acquire Tyler Johnson, Wayne Ellington From Heat For Ryan Anderson
Tyler Johnson has one season remaining on his contract at $19.3 million.

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Derrick Jones Jr. Out At Least 6 Weeks With Bone Bruises In Knee
Jones will be re-evaluated in mid-March, and is expected to play again this season.

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Wayne Ellington's Agent Has Discussed Trade With Heat
Miami is aware Wayne Ellington wants to play.

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Dion Waiters Fined By Heat For Post-Game Comments
Waiters has come off the bench since returning from an ankle injury.

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Heat Could Give Erik Spoelstra More Front Office Power When Pat Riley Retires
Erik Spoelstra has been head coach of the Heat since 2008.

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Yante Maten Named G League Player Of The Month
Yante Maten averaged 29.2 points, 11.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.4 blocks per game while shooting 59.0 percent from the field.

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Goran Dragic Out Two Months With Knee Surgery
Goran Dragic had missed 12 of Miami's last 14 games due to knee issues.

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Dion Waiters Practices For First Time Since January
Erik Spoelstra declined to offer a timetable for Dion Waiters.

Ira Winderman/South Florida Sun Sentinel

Heat, Pat Riley Have No Interest In Long Rebuild
Bad contracts and a lack of a true star player have left the Heat with limited options moving forward.

Chris Mannix/Sports Illustrated

Dwyane Wade Says He And LeBron James Shifted NBA Culture Following Final Matchup
Wade says the friendship between him and James helped each other's careers reach another level.

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Hassan Whiteside Leaves Bench Early In Loss
Whiteside went to the locker room with 40 seconds left in Heat loss after sitting out the fourth quarter.

David Wilson/Miami Herald

Dwyane Wade Says Donovan Mitchell 'Wants To Be Great'
Donovan Mitchell sought advice from Dwyane Wade over the summer about the differences between his rookie and sophomore season.

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Josh Richardson Throws Shoe Multiple Times Before Ejection
Josh Richardson hit the floor after he thought he was fouled by Josh Hart on a dunk attempt.

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Josh Richardson Leads East In On/Off Net Rating
Josh Richardson was on the table in trade discussions between the Heat and Wolves.

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Blazers, Pelicans, Lakers, Heat, 76ers Could Have Interest In Carmelo Anthony
Carmelo Anthony is expected to leave the Rockets.

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Heat Never Returned To Jimmy Butler-Josh Richardson Trade Talks
Josh Richardson has had an excellent start to the 18-19 season.

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Tom Thibodeau Believed To Not Be Ready To Trade Jimmy Butler
The Rockets, Heat and 76ers have interest in Jimmy Butler.

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Pat Riley Tells Players Heat Will Keep Current Roster
The Heat have aggressively pursued a trade for Jimmy Butler, but talks are now dormant.

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Heat Not Trying To Re-Engage Wolves On Jimmy Butler Trade
Pat Riley has formally denied a report that indicated he cursed out Tom Thibodeau at the end of their trade negotiations over Jimmy Butler.

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Justise Winslow Signs Three-Year, $39M Extension With Heat
The Heat hold a team option in Year 3 of the deal with Justise Winslow.

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