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Heat View Hassan Whiteside Situation As Salvageable

Jun 22, 2018 11:11 AM

While the Miami Heat had some level of interest in trading Hassan Whiteside, they are expected to keep him this offseason.

The Heat have realized that Whiteside's trade value is heavily diminished.

Pat Riley sees the situation with Whiteside as being salvageable. 

“I expect a lot of out Hassan, contrary to what people might think about us trading him,” Riley said. “We haven’t offered him to anybody, really, to be honest with you. So you go through an emotional period with a player and you deal with it and you come back and you work things out.”

The Heat signed Whiteside to a four-year, $98 million deal in 2016.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

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2018 NBA Draft: Full Results

Jun 21, 2018 7:37 PM

The 2018 NBA Draft is underway in Brooklyn.

1. Phoenix Suns: Deandre Ayton 

2. Sacramento Kings: Marvin Bagley

3. Dallas Mavericks (via Atlanta): Luka Doncic

4. Memphis Grizzlies: Jaren Jackson Jr.

5. Atlanta Hawks (via Dallas): Trae Young

6. Orlando Magic: Mohamed Bamba

7. Chicago Bulls: Wendell Carter Jr.

8. Cleveland Cavaliers (from Brooklyn): Collin Sexton

9. New York Knicks: Kevin Knox

10. Phoenix Suns (via Philadelphia): Mikal Bridges

11. Los Angeles Clippers (from Charlotte: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander

12. Charlotte Hornets (from Detroit via Clippers): Miles Bridges 

13. Los Angeles Clippers: Jerome Robinson

14. Denver Nuggets: Michael Porter Jr.

15. Washinton Wizards: Troy Brown

16. Philadelphia 76ers (from Phoenix/Miami): Zhaire Smith

17. Milwaukee Bucks: Donte DiVincenzo

18. San Antonio Spurs: Lonnie Walker

19. Atlanta Hawks (from Minnesota): Kevin Huerter

20. Minnesota Timberwolves (from Oklahoma City): Josh Okogie

21. Utah Jazz: Grayson Allen

22. Chicago Bulls (from New Orleans): Chandler Hutchison

23. Indiana Pacers: Aaron Holiday

24. Portland Trail Blazers: Anfernee Simons

25. Los Angeles Lakers (from Cleveland): Moritz Wagner

26. Philadelphia 76ers: Landry Shamet

27. Boston Celtics: Robert Williams

28. Golden State Warriors: Jacob Evans

29. Brooklyn Nets (from Toronto): Dzanan Musa

30. Atlanta Hawks (from Houston): Omari Spellman

Second Round

31. Phoenix Suns: Elie Okobo

32. Memphis Grizzlies: Jevon Carter

33. Dallas Mavericks: Jalen Brunson

34. Charlotte Hornets: Devonte Graham

35. Orlando Magic: Melvin Frazier

36. New York Knicks: Mitchell Robinson

37. Portland Trail Blazers (via Sacramento): Gary Trent Jr.

38. Detroit Pistons (via Philadelphia): Khyri Thomas

39. Los Angeles Lakers (via Philadelphia): Isaac Bonga

40. Brooklyn Nets: Rodions Kurucs

41. Denver Nuggets (via Orlando): Jarred Vanderbilt

42. Detroit Pistons: Bruce Brown

43. Orlando Magic (via Denver): Justin Jackson

44. Washington Wizards: Issuf Sanon

45. Charlotte Hornets (via Brooklyn): Hamidou Diallo

46. Houston Rockets: De'Anthony Melton

47. Los Angeles Lakers: Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk

48. Minnesota Timberwolves: Keita Bates-Diop

49. San Antonio Spurs: Chimezie Metu

50. Indiana Pacers: Alize Johnson

51. New Orleans Pelicans: Tony Carr

52. Houston Rockets (via Utah): Vince Edwards

53. Oklahoma City Thunder: Devon Hall

54. Philadelphia 76ers (via Dallas): Shake Milton 

55. Charlotte Hornets: Arnoldas Kulboka

56. Dallas Mavericks: Ray Spalding

57. Oklahoma City Thunder: Kevin Hervey

58. Denver Nuggets: Thomas Welsh

59. Phoenix Suns: George King

60. Dallas Mavericks: Kostas Antetokounmpo

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Heat Extend Qualifying Offer To Derrick Jones Jr.

Jun 14, 2018 12:11 PM

The Miami Heat have extended the qualifying offer to Derrick Jones Jr.

Jones will be a restricted free agent after playing this past season under a two-way contract. The qualifying offers for free agents coming off two-way contracts are minimal, with the figure at $77,000 for Jones.

Jones averaged 3.7 points, 2.4 rebounds and 0.4 assists in 15.2 minutes over 14 games this season for the Heat.

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Juwan Howard, Ime Udoka Emerge As Candidates For Detroit Job

May 30, 2018 7:31 PM

The Detroit Pistons are considering Ime Udoka and Juwan Howard for their head coaching vacancy.

Udoka and Howard are currently assistants with the Spurs and Heat respectively.

The Pistons are also interested in Kenny Smith and Dwane Casey.

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Udonis Haslem Not Interested In Coaching

May 20, 2018 11:48 AM

Udonis Haslem is unsure if he will return for a 16th NBA season, but he does know he's not interested in a coaching role.

"When you get to this stage of your career and your life, you either do it or you don't," he said. "You can't really turn it on and off. It becomes a lifestyle."

Haslem turns 38 in June.

"I don't want to do coaching; the coaching is not for me," he said. "Being in the locker room and being able to have that raw side where I can still be a player and I can still be brutally honest and I don't have to be politically correct or play the political side of things, it gives me a little more leeway to communicate with my guys being a player, as opposed to a coach."

Haslem, however, wants to remain part of the Heat organization and could work in the front office.

"It could possibly be something that intrigues me," he said. "But more so than anything, I just want to be a part of the organization. We haven't really defined a role or I haven't defined a role. But I'm going to be a part of the organization. I've laid down a lot of groundwork, the roots.

"For me it's more so important that the culture is carried on and is taken care of by the right guys. So, for me, the culture was given down to Dwyane [Wade] and myself from the Zos [Alonzo Mourning] and those guys and Eddies Joneses and they transferred the culture down to us. So it's my job to transfer it."


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Heat Decline $1.6M Option On Jordan Mickey

May 10, 2018 1:59 PM

The Miami Heat have declined their $1.6 million option on Jordan Mickey.

Mickey will become an unrestricted free agent.

Mickey averaged 4.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in 12.3 minutes per game in 17-18 with the Heat.

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Heat Mulling Whether To Trade Hassan Whiteside

May 7, 2018 11:45 AM

Pat Riley is currently mulling what to do with Hassan Whiteside this offseason.

The Miami Heat re-signed Whiteside to a four-year, $98 million in 2016.

According to Barry Jackson, "there is strong support among numerous people inside the Heat to trade Whiteside."

The dissatisfaction with the partnership appears to be mutual with both sides preferring a fresh start.

“He had a bad year this year,” Riley said.

The Portland Trail Blazers and Dallas Mavericks pursued Whiteside during the 2016 offseason.

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

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Tyler Johnson Undergoes Successful Surgery On Left Thumb

Apr 30, 2018 12:01 PM

Tyler Johnson underwent successful surgery on Monday morning to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb.

The procedure was performed by Dr. Anne Ouellette and Heat team physician Dr. Harlan Selesnick at Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute at Doctors Hospital. Johnson will be in a cast for six weeks and is expected to make a full recovery and be available for training camp.

Johnson appeared in 72 games (39 starts) with the Heat this season averaging 11.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 28.5 minutes. He set single-season career highs in three-point field goals made (119), starts and free throw percentage (.822).

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Juwan Howard Interviews For Knicks' Coaching Job

Apr 28, 2018 10:20 PM

The New York Knicks will interview Juwan Howard for their head coaching vacancy.

Howard has been an assistant coach with the Miami Heat since he retired in 2013.

Scott Perry was an assistant coach at Michigan when Howard was at the school.

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Heat Expected To Pursue Trade Of Hassan Whiteside

Apr 25, 2018 4:25 PM

The Miami Heat are expected to pursue a trade of Hassan Whiteside this offseason.

Whiteside is due $24.4 million and $27.1 million in the final two years of his contract.

"It's been a long year, man, up and downs, up and downs," he said.

Whiteside has talked openly about his frustrations with playing time.

"Not being out there,” he said. “Not being out there. At least give me a chance to fight. At least give me a chance to fight. I can understand if I was playing 30 minutes and I played bad. At least give me a chance."

He said: “We played a style of play Coach wanted. He wanted to utilize more spacing I guess in the playoffs, so that's why he did it."

Barry Jackson/Miami Herald

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Dwyane Wade Won't Rush Decision On 18-19
Dwyane Wade has essentially conveyed the sentiment that he'll either re-sign with the Heat or retire.

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Justise Winslow Fined $15,000 For Damaging Joel Embiid's Mask
Justise Winslow has been fined $15,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct.

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Hassan Whiteside Laments Lack Of Involvement In Miami Offense
Hassan Whiteside is averaging just 3.7 points in 13 minutes per game.

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NBA Playoffs: First Round Efficiency Capsules
The ranking in the three efficiency metrics for all eight playoff matchups.

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LeBron James Asked Pat Riley To Return To Coaching In 2010
LeBron James and Erik Spoelstra took time to gel during their time together.

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Heat Give Body Fat Tests To Players Twice Per Week
Miami's players must pass the maximum nine percent body fat threshold.

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Dwyane Wade: Returning To Miami Was An Easy Decision
Since returning to the Heat, Dwyane Wade has averaged 12.7 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 22.6 minutes per game.

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Hassan Whiteside Fined For Comments Detrimental To Heat
Hassan Whiteside admitted he might be questioning his future with the Heat.


Hornets To Interview Three Additional GM Candidates
Marc Eversley, Gersson Rosas and Adam Simon are candidates for the Hornets' GM job.

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Dwyane Wade Unsure If He'll Play Next Season
If Dwyane Wade does return, it will only be with the Heat.

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Dwyane Wade, Pat Riley Mended Relationship At Henry Thomas' Funeral
Henry Thomas represented both Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem, along with Chris Bosh, Tim Hardaway and Shaun Livingston.


Dwyane Wade Traded By Cavs To Heat
Dwyane Wade will return to Miami.

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Hawks Trade Luke Babbitt To Heat For Okaro White
Luke Babbitt previously played for the Heat.

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Forbes Values Average NBA Franchise At $1.65 Billion
Every NBA team is valued at $1 billion or more for the first time in league history.


Goran Dragic Named All-Star Game Replacement For Kevin Love
Goran Dragic will be making his first NBA All-Star appearance.

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Warriors, Spurs, Heat Atop LeBron James' List, Won't Rule Out Lakers, Rockets, Cavs
LeBron James reportedly has the most respect for the Warriors, Spurs and Heat.

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Dion Waiters Undergoes Successful Ankle Surgery
A preexisting navicular bone fracture on Dion Waiters was also repaired.

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Goran Dragic, Lou Williams Named Players Of The Week
Goran Dragic averaged 23.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game to lead Miami to an undefeated week.

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Dion Waiters To Undergo Season-Ending Ankle Surgery
Dion Waiters received second opinions in Los Angeles to finalize his decision.

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Rival Execs Call Justise Winslow Miami's Jahlil Okafor
Justise Winslow has remained in Miami's plans unlike Jahlil Okafor who was traded by the 76ers.

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