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76ers, Heat, Clippers Interested In Trading For Kyle Lowry

Feb 25, 2021 10:01 AM

The Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat and Los Angeles Clippers have interest in trading Kyle Lowry, sources tell Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

A source says Lowry's preference is to play for the 76ers and that they might be able to get a deal done with the Toronto Raptors.

Lowry is on an expiring contract after nine seasons with the Raptors.

According to a source, the Raptors would like to reward Lowry for his years of service with the team by giving him an opportunity to compete for another title.

Lowry is a native of Philadelphia and would give the 76ers a perimeter playmaker.

The Clippers, meanwhile, would allow Lowry to reunite with Kawhi Leonard and Serge Ibaka. Lowry is also close friends with Ty Lue and Chauncey Billups.

In free agency, Lowry will seek a contract of $60 million over two years.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Tags: Kyle Lowry, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Philadelphia Sixers, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Heat Granted $4.7M Disabled Player Exception For Meyers Leonard

Feb 23, 2021 3:11 PM

The Miami Heat have been granted a $4.7 million disabled player exception for the season-ending injury to Meyers Leonard.

The Heat have until April 19th to use the disabled player exception. 

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Tags: Meyers Leonard, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Kendrick Nunn Reaches Starter Clause, Increases 2021 Qualifying Offer To $4.7 Million

Feb 16, 2021 1:05 AM

Kendrick Nunn reached his starter clause in his contract by averaging over 34 starts in the past two seasons, according to Bobby Marks of ESPN.

Nunn has increased his qualifying offer for 2021 from $2.0 million to $4.7 million.

Nunn is currently averaging 13.8 points on the season. 

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Tags: Kendrick Nunn, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Heat, Clippers, Bucks, Nets Were Also Interested In Derrick Rose

Feb 8, 2021 2:04 PM

The Detroit Pistons received trade interest in Derrick Rose from a number of teams before agreeing to a deal with the New York Knicks.

The Miami Heat, Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks and Brooklyn Nets were also interested in Rose.

Rose is averaging 14.2 points, 1.9 rebounds and 4.2 assists this season with the Pistons. 

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Tags: Derrick Rose, Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Meyers Leonard Out For Season With Shoulder Surgery

Feb 2, 2021 5:21 PM

Meyers Leonard will undergo season-ending surgery on his shoulder.

Leonard re-signed with the Miami Heat on a two-year, $20 million with the second season as a team option.

Leonard appeared in just three games for the Heat this season.

Shams Charania/The Athletic

Tags: Meyers Leonard, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Injury

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Heat Offered Jae Crowder One-Year Deal Above Average Annual Value Of Phoenix Contract

Feb 1, 2021 4:10 PM

Jae Crowder left the Miami Heat in the offseason to sign with the Phoenix Suns on a three-year, $30 million deal. While the Heat were attempting to preserve their 2021 cap flexibility, Crowder was seeking a multiyear contract on the open market given his age.

"I'm fairly certain the Heat offered him more than that $9 million number on a one-year deal," said Brian Windhorst. "I know they offered him more than $9 million on a one-year deal. They tried to do the same thing they did with Dragic and Meyers Leonard, which is 'let's find a number where you're comfortable taking just one year.'

"Jae was like, 'At this point in my career, I need a multi-year contract.'"

Crowder signed a five-year, $35 million contract with the Boston Celtics in 2015, which became one of the NBA's best bargains during the lifespan of the deal. Crowder was traded four times on the deal from Boston to Cleveland to Utah to Memphis to Miami.

The Heat have appeared to miss Crowder to start the season as they've struggled to regain the form they displayed during the playoffs.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Tags: Jae Crowder, Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Tyler Herro Housemate Tests Positive For COVID-19, May Face Quarantine

Jan 31, 2021 12:28 PM

Tyler Herro said that his housemate tested positive for COVID-19 and was uncertain whether he would have to quarantine due to exposure.

Jimmy Butler returned on Saturday night's win over the Kings after missing 10 games due to health and safety protocols.

Kendrick Nunn also didn't play in the game due to waiting for his test result, which came back negative. 

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Tags: Tyler Herro, Miami Heat, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jimmy Butler Expected To Be Cleared From COVID-19 Protocol This Week

Jan 25, 2021 1:15 PM

Jimmy Butler is expected to be cleared from the COVID-19 protocol on Monday.

The Miami Heat play at the Brooklyn Nets on Monday and then at home on Wednesday against the Denver Nuggets.

Butler has appeared in just six games so far this season with the Heat.

Ira Winderman/South Florida Sun Sentinel

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

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Heat To Use Coronavirus-Sniffing Dogs To Screen Fans For Home Games

Jan 24, 2021 2:02 PM

The Miami Heat will use coronavirus-sniffing dogs to screen fans who attend home games at AmericanAirlines Arena.

The team plan to keep attendance under 2,000 fans, starting this Thursday against the Clippers. 

Fans attending games will enter a screening area, where a detection dog will pass by. Should a dog sit, that is a sign that it has detected COVID-19.

There is also an option for fans to skip the dog screening and submit to a rapid antigen test. Tests can be processed within 45 minutes. 

Tim Reynolds/AP

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Heat Have 'High' Level Of Interest In Trading For Bradley Beal

Jan 15, 2021 4:43 PM

The Miami Heat continue to have a "high" level of interest in trading for Bradley Beal, a source told Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

The Washington Wizards have maintained Beal is not available.

The Heat could offer first round picks in 2025 and 2027 along with Tyler Herro and either Duncan Robinson or Pracious Achiuwa. 

The recent trend in trades involving stars have been for teams to send out their entire suite of future draft picks and swaps, which limits Miami's ability to trade for Beal depending on how Washington values the young players already on the Heat.

The Heat were unwilling to give up Herro, Robinson and Achiuwa for James Harden.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

Tags: Bradley Beal, Miami Heat, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Victor Oladipo Still Prefers To End Up With Heat

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Heat Expected To Remain Interested In James Harden, Bradley Beal

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Heat-Celtics Game Postponed As Heat Do Not Have Required Eight Players Available

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Avery Bradley Expected To Miss Time Due To Health And Safety Protocols

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Heat Were Open To Trading Multiple Young Players In Deal For James Harden

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Heat No Longer Engaged With Rockets On James Harden Trade

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Heat Convert Max Strus To Two-Way Contract, Waive B.J. Johnson

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Bill Duffy Completes $3M Payment To Anthony Carter For 2003 Error

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Lowe: Tyler Herro Is More Valuable Single Trade Piece Than Anything Nets Can Offer

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James Harden Adds Bucks, Heat To Trade List

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Bam Adebayo Says He Wants To Be Remembered For 'Changing Basketball'

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Heat Will Pivot To Bradley Beal If Giannis Antetokounmpo Extends With Bucks

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Jae Crowder Agrees To Three-Year, $30M Deal With Suns

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Avery Bradley Agrees To Two-Year, $11.6M Deal With Heat

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Derrick Jones Agrees To Two-Year, $19M Deal With Blazers

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