Miami Heat Wiretap

Cameron Payne Drawing Interest From Heat

Sep 29, 2023 1:40 AM

The Miami Heat are reportedly interested in Cameron Payne, sources told Michael Scotto of HoopsHype.

Kyle Lowry is currently the only true point guard on the Heat roster.

Payne is also drawing interest from the Bucks

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Tags: Cameron Payne, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor

Jrue Holiday Interested In Heat, Clippers, Lakers, Celtics, Bulls, Sixers

Sep 28, 2023 11:02 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers are expected to trade Jrue Holiday to another team after acquiring him from the Milwaukee Bucks in the Damian Lillard trade.

Holiday has a player option worth $37.4 million for the 24-25 season, which could give him some level of control over where he is traded.

Sources tell the Miami Herald that the Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers are teams that appeal to Holiday. 

Holiday was traded by the New Orleans Pelicans to the Bucks during the 2020 offseason and helped the Bucks win the NBA championship that season.

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Tags: Jrue Holiday, Boston Celtics, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, Philadelphia Sixers, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Blazers Rejected Damian Lillard's Ask To Rescind Trade Request

Sep 28, 2023 10:41 PM

During a September 5th meeting when the Portland Trail Blazers made it clear a trade with the Miami Heat was unlikely, Damian Lillard asked to rescind his trade request to remain with the franchise.

Joe Cronin responded by saying to Lillard that there was no coming back.

Sources tell Chris Haynes of Bleacher Report that "Lillard was shocked."

Lillard began showing up to work out at the Blazers' practice facility on Sept. 11th and went in for eight days. Lillard said Cronin did not address him once.

"I went into the facility because I was still on the roster and usually that time of the year is when team activities start to pick up as a group. I wasn't confident I would be moved so I showed up to be in the mix," Lillard told Bleacher Report.

Lillard met with Aaron Goodwin on Sept. 17 to discuss a contingency plan with the Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets the preferred alternative teams. 

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Tags: Damian Lillard, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Damian Lillard Expanded Trade List To Bucks, Nets While Resisting Raptors

Sep 28, 2023 11:58 AM

Damian Lillard communicated to the Portland Trail Blazers that he was willing to be patient and let the season play out if it meant he could eventually be traded to the Miami Heat.

Lillard has been working out at the Blazers' practice facility over the past two weeks, interacting with players and coaches.

Joe Cronin expressed skepticism about Lillard beginning training camp with the Blazers and it became clear they would try to resolve the trade situation before media day on Oct. 2.

Lillard believed his loyalty to the Blazers since he was drafted in 2012 meant they would accommodate him with his trade request to the Heat. Lillard wanted the Blazers to try to find a workable deal with the Heat and that wish went unfulfilled. 

Lillard's camp had a realization that he would need to begin to seriously consider the possibility of playing somewhere other than Miami.

Cronin stopped responding to all communication from Lillard's agent, Aaron Goodwin, in mid-September as tension increased between both sides.

Once Lillard was convinced a trade to the Heat was virtually impossible, sources say he came open to the prospect of playing for the Brooklyn Nets and Milwaukee Bucks. The Toronto Raptors had serious interest in trading for Lillard, but his resistance to playing for that franchise remained an obstacle. 

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Tags: Damian Lillard, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Blazers Asked Heat For Either Jimmy Butler Or Bam Adebayo Be Included In Damian Lillard Trade

Sep 28, 2023 11:48 AM

When the Portland Trail Blazers first spoke with the Miami Heat on a potential Damian Lillard trade, they asked for either Jimmy Butler or Bam Adebayo back in return.

The Blazers and Heat had multiple conversations in July, but sources say the two sides never engaged in substantive negotiations. The Heat believed the Blazers had little interest in engaging on a trade with them.

Sources say the Heat were prepared in July and August to offer up to three first round picks with Tyler Herro going to a third team plus multiple second rounders, expiring contracts and Nikola Jovic.

Lillard wanted the Blazers to try to find a deal with the Heat, but those wishes went unfulfilled in his mind.

The Blazers eventually traded Lillard to the Milwaukee Bucks with Jrue Holiday as the centerpiece return, which they will now attempt to trade elsewhere. 

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Tags: Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, Damian Lillard, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Aaron Goodwin: Heat Did Everything They Could To Acquire Damian Lillard

Sep 27, 2023 6:03 PM

While Damian Lillard requested a trade to the Miami Heat and attempted to direct himself there, he has accepted the deal the Portland Trail Blazers ultimately made with the Milwaukee Bucks.

Agent Aaron Goodwin attempted to get Lillard to the Heat with both public and private comments. Goodwin spoke with Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald about Miami's efforts to trade for Lillard shortly after the deal with the Bucks was reported.

“They did everything they could to acquire Dame," said Goodwin. "It takes two to get a deal done. I appreciate all that Pat [Riley], Andy [Elisburg] and Micky [Arison] did to try and make this happen.”

The Heat and Blazers never made much progress in their trade talks. Miami offered a package built around Tyler Herro and at least two first round picks.

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Heat Sign Cheick Diallo, Sign-And-Waive Jon Elmore, Waive Jamaree Bouyea, Caleb Daniels

Sep 27, 2023 5:09 PM

The Miami Heat have waived Jamaree Bouyea and Caleb Daniels, and signed Jon Elmore and Cheick Diallo. Following those roster moves, the Heat waived Elmore.

Diallo, who was originally drafted in the second round (33rd overall) by the Clippers in the 2016 NBA Draft, split last season overseas between Kyoto Hannaryz of the Japanese Basketball League and Cangrejeros de Santurce of the Puerto Rican BSN, appearing in 63 games (62 starts) averaging 16.4 points, 10.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 29.1 minutes while shooting 63.5 percent from the field. 

Bouyea appeared in four games with the Heat ast season, averaging 3.8 points, 1.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.00 steals and 16.3 minutes.

Daniels appeared in four Summer League games with the Heat in Las Vegas and averaged 4.8 points and 1.0 rebounds.

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Heat Sign RJ Hampton To Two-Way

Sep 27, 2023 5:07 PM

The Miami Heat have signed RJ Hampton to a Two-Way Contract. 

Hampton, who was originally drafted in the first round (24th overall) by the Bucks in the 2020 NBA Draft, has appeared in 162 career NBA games (18 starts) between Denver, Orlando and Detroit, averaging 7.1 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 18.8 minutes while shooting 41 percent from the field. 

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Blazers Believe Trade Of Damian Lillard To Heat 'Unlikely'

Sep 26, 2023 12:04 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers consider a trade of Damian Lillard to the Miami Heat as "unlikely," according to a source who spoke with the Portland front office over the past week.

The Heat have offered Tyler Herro and multiple future first round picks to the Blazers for Lillard. There has been limited dialogue in recent weeks between the two teams as both the Blazers and Heat have been entrenched with their trade positions. 

Portland has been trying to manufacture a better deal from the Heat and are reportedly in talks with the Toronto Raptors.

Josh Lewenberg, who covers the Raptors for TSN, reported Monday that Toronto’s interest in Lillard “is real, albeit ‘a bit overstated at this point’.”

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Tags: Damian Lillard, Miami Heat, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Heat Initially Offered Blazers Tyler Herro, Two First Round Picks For Damian Lillard

Sep 26, 2023 7:56 AM

When Damian Lillard first became available this offseason, the Miami Heat initially offered a trade package to the Portland Trail Blazers including Tyler Herro and two first round picks, sources tell Marc J. Spears of ESPN.

The Heat and Blazers have had no substantial trade conversations throughout the period. Miami is Lillard's preferred destination. There has been some speculation that the Heat are not desperate to trade for Lillard considering his age, contract and the possibility of future stars becoming available via trade.

The Toronto Raptors are reportedly the current frontrunners to acquire Lillard, who is considered likely to be traded before Portland's media day on October 2nd.

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Tags: Damian Lillard, Miami Heat, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

Raptors Considered Current Frontrunners To Trade For Damian Lillard

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Jazz, Bulls, Hornets, Nets Interested In Acquiring Tyler Herro

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Blazers Intensify Damian Lillard Talks, No Trade Imminent

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Austin Rivers Interested In Signing With Heat, Celtics

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Blazers Have Been 'Aggressive' In Pursuing Multi-Team Damian Lillard Trade Scenarios

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Lamar Stevens Draws Interest From Celtics, Timberwolves, Rockets, Heat

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Damian Lillard Would Only Report To Blazers, Heat Training Camps

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Heat Considered Most Likely Team To Sign Kelly Oubre Jr.

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Blazers Have Had No Meaningful Trade Talks For Damian Lillard

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Heat Let 'Stretch Provision' Deadline Pass On Kyle Lowry

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Jayson Tatum Has Tried Recruiting Damian Lillard To Boston

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Derrick Jones Jr. Considered Signing With Heat Before Deal With Mavericks

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Damian Lillard Trade Talks Expected To Pick Up As Camp Nears

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Blazers Continue To Show No Interest In Trading Damian Lillard To Heat

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Jamal Cain Signs Qualifying Offer On Two-Way With Heat

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Alondes Williams, Heat Agree To Exhibit 10 Deal

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Lakers/Celtics, Heat/Sixers, Warriors/Nuggets Among Christmas Day Games

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Heat, Lakers Not Considered Sign-And-Trade Destinations For Christian Wood

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Cole Swider Signs With Heat

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