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Heat Most Aggressive In Pursuing Trade For Jimmy Butler

Sep 24, 2018 11:14 AM

The Miami Heat have been as aggressive as any other team in pursuing a trade for Jimmy Butler.

The Brooklyn Nets, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers and Sacramento Kings are among the teams interested in a deal for Butler.

Butler requested a trade from the Wolves last week.

Glen Taylor and Butler want a deal completed before the Timberwolves' first day of practice on Tuesday.

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Tags: Jimmy Butler, Detroit Pistons, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, Philadelphia Sixers, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Anthony Carter Hired By Heat As Player Development Coach

Sep 21, 2018 6:24 PM

Anthony Carter has joined the coaching staff of the Miami Heat as Player Development Coach.

Carter will be involved in all aspects of player development for the Heat and implementing Miami’s player development and mentorship programs with the Heat’s G League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

Carter was recently an assistant coach with the Skyforce the last two seasons after serving as assistant coach with the Sacramento Kings (2015-16) and the Austin Spurs (2013-15). Carter, whose career spanned 13 years and 623 games (181 starts), spent his first four NBA seasons with the Heat, appearing in 246 regular season games (80 starts). He helped Miami to a pair of postseason appearances where he set the record for the most assists in a three-game series against the Detroit Pistons in the 2000 First Round matchup. After his stint in Miami, he went on to play with San Antonio, Minnesota, Denver, New York and Toronto.

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RealGM Radio: Arturo Galletti on East Over-Unders

Sep 19, 2018 1:17 PM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and Arturo Galletti (@AmericanNumbers) break down the over/unders for the Eastern Conference.

They discuss the win total, division, conference and title odds as well as any pertinent individual award numbers for the Hawks (4:41), Knicks (9:40), Bulls (12:44), Cavs (16:02), Magic (28:57), Nets (33:12), Hornets (40:34), Pistons (47:37), Heat (54:34), Wizards (58:45), Pacers (1:02:37), Bucks (1:10:22), 76ers (1:18:16), Raptors (1:31:27) and Celtics (1:41:47).

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Dion Waiters Unlikely To Be Ready For Start Of Season

Sep 18, 2018 4:48 PM

Dion Waiters will miss training camp with the Miami Heat and is unlikely to be ready for the start of the season.

"Dion Waiters, who is currently rehabbing from foot surgery, will not be available when the team begins training camp on Sept. 25th and is also unlikely to be ready for the start of the regular season on Oct. 17th," Pat Riley said in a statement issued by the team. "Dion will not be returning to the court until the Heat medical team and training staff deem him healed, rehabbed and physically conditioned for all basketball activities."

Waiters underwent surgery on Jan. 23 to repair instability in the left ankle.

Waiters signed four-year, $52 million free-agent contract in July 2017.

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Tags: Dion Waiters, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Injury

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Dwyane Wade Announces He'll Sign One-Year Deal With Heat

Sep 16, 2018 8:36 PM

Dwyane Wade has announced he will return to the Miami Heat for his 16th and final NBA season.

Wade spent the past four months deciding his future as he contemplated retirement.

Wade is expected to sign a one-year, $2.4 million deal.

"I've always did things my way," Wade said in an emotional social-media video that he taped Sunday afternoon and released in the evening. "Whether they've good or whether they've been bad, I got here because I've done things the way I feel is right for me and right for my family. And what I feel is right ... I feel it's right to ask you guys to join me for one last dance, for one last season.

"This is it. I've given this game everything that I have, and I'm happy about that, and I'm going to give it for one last season."

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RealGM Radio: Andrew Sharp, Mike Prada On The Southeast Division

Sep 15, 2018 3:47 AM

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux), Mike Prada of SB Nation (@MikePradaSBN) and Andrew Sharp of Sports Illustrated (@andrewsharp) break down the NBA’s Southeast Division.

They discuss how the Heat, Wizards, Magic, Hornets and Hawks fared in the off-season, including which teams improved and what moves stood out. The three also predict the season to come, including projected finish, breakout players and rookies they are most excited to see.

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Dwyane Wade Still Not Prepared To Make Decision On 18-19

Sep 14, 2018 9:29 AM

Dwyane Wade is still not ready to make a decision on his playing future despite training camp beginning in less than two weeks.

"I wish I had an answer for you. I don't have it today," Wade said.

Wade was asked what is factoring into his decision.

"A lot goes into it," said Wade. "We've kind of talked about it over the course of my career. So you guys can play the tape back and hear the same answers over and over again. But a lot goes into it."

The Heat are limited to an offer of either the $2.4 million veteran-minimum salary for 2018-19 or their $5.3 million taxpayer mid-level exception. 

"You’ve got to call my agent and ask him," Wade said, when asked if the Heat had extended the maximum possible offer. "I haven't dealt with the money part of it."

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

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Heat Exercise Third-Year Option On Bam Adebayo

Sep 12, 2018 5:46 PM

The Miami Heat have have exercised their third-year team option on Bam Adebayo. 

Adebayo, who was selected in the first round (14th overall) by the Heat in the 2017 NBA Draft, appeared in 69 games (19 starts) last season with Miami and averaged 6.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 19.8 minutes while shooting 51.2 percent from the field. Among NBA rookies last season, he ranked fourth in field goal percentage, sixth in rebounds per game and ninth in blocks per game as his 41 blocks ranked fourth on the Heat’s all-time rookie list.

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Udonis Haslem Agrees To One-Year Deal With Heat

Sep 6, 2018 9:47 AM

Udonis Haslem has agreed to a one-year deal with the Miami Heat for the veteran's minimum.

Haslem will continue his NBA career for his 16th season.

Haslem has won three titles with the Heat.

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Ray Allen Was Never Close To Returning To NBA

Sep 5, 2018 5:19 PM

For several seasons after Ray Allen left the NBA in 2014, he was linked with a return. While Allen received interest, he says he was never close to actually playing again.

"I was never close to coming back, man," Allen told The Athletic. "Nobody presented anything tangible to make me question and say, 'You know what: I like this opportunity, it’s sound, it makes sense. Let’s look at this.' Nobody did that. So I stayed retired. As much as I put in to being prepared, it’s tougher as an older player to stay ready because you get tight quicker. So I was curious what teams that wanted my services, if they were actually going to use me.

"Some teams were discussing having me at the end of the bench mentoring our younger players. I don’t think I wanted to come back like that. I wanted to play to help if I came back. Don’t look at me and tell me that I could still play. We want you to play, but we want you to sit on the bench and mentor the younger guys. What was tricky was, it was all about what a team would offer me financially, because that was their commitment to me that they were going to play me in their rotation because I can help them win.

"Oh yeah, I can compete today. I’m so stubborn that I’ll run as much as I need to, to be in shape. Lift weights every single day before practice. Once I’m in it, I’m committed to it."

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Dwyane Wade Believed To Be Leaning Towards Playing
The assumption is not definite and nobody outside his inner circle truly knows Dwyane Wade's intentions.

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Feds Investigating Alleged Money Laundering By Former Kings' Executive
Jeffrey David allegedly diverted $9 million from the Golden 1 Credit Union and another $4.4 million from the Kaiser Permanente Foundation.

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Heat Invite Jarnell Stokes To Training Camp
Jarnell Stokes spent part of the 15-16 season with the Heat.

Ira Winderman/South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Heat Sign Marcus Lee
Marcus Lee averaged 6.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.57 blocks in 15.9 minutes per game in Summer League.

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Briante Weber Agrees To Partially Guaranteed Deal With Heat
Briante Weber played in a combined 18 games last season with the Rockets and Grizzlies.

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Dwyane Wade Rules Out Playing In China
Dwyane Wade is in no rush to reach a decision after finishing the 17-18 season with the Heat.

Manny Navarro/Miami Herald

Derrick Walton Jr. To Sign With Bulls
Derrick Walton Jr. was a two-way player for the Heat last season.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Hassan Whiteside Had 'Good Meeting' With Pat Riley, Erik Spoelstra
Hassan Whiteside has two seasons remaining on his four-year, $98.4 million deal.

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

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Heat Sign Yante Maten To Two-Way Deal
Yante Maten averaged 10.7 points and 5.6 rebounds while shooting 44.6 percent from the field in Summer League.

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Heat Remaining Patient Waiting On Decision From Dwyane Wade
The Heat can only offer Dwyane Wade either the $5.3 million exception or the $2.4 million veteran minimum.

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Dwyane Wade Receives Three-Year, $25M Offer To Play In China
The Heat are limited to either to an offer of the $5.3 million taxpayer mid-level exception or the $2.3 million minimum.

Ira Winderman/South Florida Sun Sentinel

Dwyane Wade Signs Lifetime Deal With Li-Ning, Still Deciding On Re-Signing With Heat
Dwyane Wade has been with Li-Ning since 2012.

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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.

Shams Charania/Yahoo! Sports

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.

Tom D'Angelo/Palm Beach Post

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