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Heat Expected To Make Extension Offer To Josh Richardson

Aug 4, 2017 10:38 AM

Josh Richardson became eligible for a contract extension on Thursday, and the Miami Heat privately has expressed interest in offering him one.

The Heat are expected to make an offer in the coming weeks.

The Heat could offer Richardson a contract up to four years in length and for as much as $41 million in total value.

Richardson is expected to consider a contract extension, but terms will ultimately dictate whether he accepts. 

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Heat, Josh Richardson Expected To Discuss Extension

Jul 30, 2017 6:15 PM

The Miami Heat can offer Josh Richardson an extension beginning on Thursday.

Richardson can be offered as much as $43 million over four seasons. If Richardson declines an extension offer, he can become a restricted free agent in 2018.

The Heat and Richardson are expected to hold serious discussions.

Richardson will earn $1.5 million this upcoming season regardless of whether he accepts the extension.

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Heat Deny Offering Goran Dragic, Justise Winslow To Cavs For Kyrie Irving

Jul 29, 2017 11:26 AM

The Miami Heat have denied making an offer of Goran Dragic and Justise Winslow to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving.

In the wake of that report, the Heat took the rare step under the leadership of Pat Riley of publicly denying that any offer, of any sort, had been made for Irving.

The Heat believe the Cavaliers are asking for too much in exchange for Irving.

Irving has three years remaining on a contract that pays $18.9 million this coming season.

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Spurs, Clippers, Suns, Wolves, Knicks, Heat Make Offers For Kyrie Irving

Jul 28, 2017 8:53 AM

There were approximately 20 teams who made inquiries to the Cleveland Cavaliers upon learning of Kyrie Irving's trade requests but far fewer have delivered legitimate proposals.

The San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks and Miami Heat have made offers to the Cavaliers for Irving.

The Cavaliers are seeking a package similar to what the Denver Nuggets received for Carmelo Anthony in 2011. Denver acquired a combination of young players, win-now veterans and draft picks. Rival teams are instead looking at what the Wolves gave up for Jimmy Butler.

Koby Altman is taking a measured approach to negotiations.

"I'll say this about [Altman]," one rival GM interested in Irving told ESPN. "He isn't overwhelmed. He's showing real poise."

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Heat Sign Derrick Walton Jr. To Two-Way Contract

Jul 24, 2017 6:43 PM

The Miami Heat have signed guard Derrick Walton Jr. to a Two-Way Contract.

Walton appeared in four Summer League games (one start) with the Magic in Orlando and averaged 10.0 points, 3.5 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 20.5 minutes while shooting 46.9 percent (15-of-32) from the field, 50 percent (6-of-12) from three-point range and 66.7 percent (4-of-6) from the foul line. His 50 percent shooting from downtown tied for the third-highest during the Orlando Summer League with a minimum of 10 attempts.

Walton appeared in 127 games (126 starts) at the University of Michigan, becoming the only player in program history to score at least 1,000 points, grab 500 rebounds and dish out 400 assists. 

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Heat Sign Matt Williams

Jul 24, 2017 5:25 PM

The Miami Heat have signed guard Matt Williams. 

Williams appeared in eight Summer League games (six starts) with the Heat in Orlando and Las Vegas and averaged 9.9 points and 2.6 rebounds while shooting 38 percent from the field, 39 percent from three-point range and a perfect 2-of-2 from the foul line. He started all six games in Las Vegas with Miami and shot 45 percent from three-point range, leading the team in three-point field goals made four times, including a 5-of-8 performance from beyond the arc vs. Washington on July 10 and a 6-of-9 output from downtown vs. Memphis on July 15.

The University of Central Florida graduate finished his collegiate career as the school’s all-time leader in three-point field goals made (274) and became the 18th player in program history to score at least 1,000 points.

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Udonis Haslem Agrees To One-Year Deal With Heat

Jul 20, 2017 3:04 PM

The Miami Heat have agreed to a deal with Udonis Haslem for the veteran's minimum for one season.

Haslem's deal will be fully guaranteed.

Haslem played in 16 games last season.

Haslem went unselected in the 2002 NBA draft out of Florida. He’s averaged 7.8 points and 6.9 rebounds for his career.

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Willie Reed Agrees Upon One-Year, $1.5M Deal With Clippers

Jul 18, 2017 2:40 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers have agreed upon a one-year, $1.5 million deal with Willie Reed.

Reed averaged 5.3 points and 4.7 rebounds in 14.5 minutes per game last season with the Miami Heat.

Reed also played 39 games in 15-16 with the Brooklyn Nets.

Reed went undrafted in 2011 out of Saint Louis and played several seasons in the G-League.

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Heat Included $5.1M In Josh McRoberts Trade With Mavericks

Jul 10, 2017 2:18 PM

The Miami Heat included $5.1 million in cash in their deal with the Dallas Mavericks to clear the salary of Josh McRoberts.

Miami took back the contract of A.J. Hammons from the Mavericks, who is guaranteed $1.3 million this season and $1.5 million next season.

The Mavericks also received a 2023 second round pick.

Miami had $11.8 million in cap space to sign James Johnson while being able to retain Wayne Ellington. 

Because Johnson's starting point on his deal is $14 million, the Heat created the extra necessary room by using the performance bonus.

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James Johnson Agrees To Four-Year, $60M Deal With Heat

Jul 6, 2017 9:31 PM

James Johnson has agreed upon a four-year deal with the Miami Heat. Johnson will receive a player option in Year 4 of the deal.

Johnson earned $4 million last season with the Heat.

Johnson averaged 12.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.6 assists with a PER of 17.0 last season for the Heat.

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Heat To Send Josh McRoberts, Future 2nd Rounder To Mavs For A.J. Hammons
The Heat are clearing cap space to re-sign James Johnson.

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Kelly Olynyk Agrees Upon Four-Year, $50M Deal With Heat
Kelly Olynyk has agreed upon a four-year, $50 million deal with the Heat.

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Dion Waiters To Re-Sign With Heat On Four-Year, $52M Deal
Dion Waiters had a breakout season with the Heat in 16-17.

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Gordon Hayward's Agent Explains Events Of Free Agency
Gordon Hayward met with the Celtics, Jazz and Heat in free agency and after each meeting, he felt as though he would sign with that team.

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Dion Waiters Close To Decision Between Heat, Lakers, Knicks
Dion Waiters had a breakout season with the Heat after signing a one-year, makegood contract.

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Gordon Hayward Agrees To Sign Four-Year, $128M Deal With Celtics
After reconsidering his decision, Gordon Hayward has agreed to sign with the Celtics.

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Heat Waive Chris Bosh
Chris Bosh was an NBA All-Star in each of his six seasons with the Heat.

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Report: Gordon Hayward Agrees To Sign With Celtics
While reports initially surfaced Gordon Hayward had decided to sign with the Celtics, he is now reconsidering the situation.

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Dion Waiters To Meet With Lakers
Dion Waiters had the best season of his career in 16-17 on a makegood contract with the Heat.

Michael Scotto/Basketball Insiders

Fourth Mystery Team Could Schedule Last Minute Meeting With Gordon Hayward
The Jazz, Celtics and Heat are the three teams with meetings scheduled with Gordon Hayward in free agency.

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Heat Enter Offseason With Only Two Plans
The Heat will pivot to re-sign Dion Waiters and James Johnson if they can't get a commitment from a max free agent such as Gordon Hayward.

Ira Winderman/South Florida Sun Sentinel

Gordon Hayward Plans To Reach Free Agent Decision Quickly
Gordon Hayward will meet with the Heat on Saturday and the Jazz on Monday.

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Dwyane Wade Could Consider Return To Heat If Bought Out By Bulls
Dwyane Wade is expected to pursue a buyout with the Bulls.

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Heat Considered As Likely To Sign Gordon Hayward As Celtics
Miami can offer Gordon Hayward the opportunity to play with Hassan Whiteside and Goran Dragic within their established culture of winning.

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Dion Waiters To Decline $3.2M Player Option With Heat
Dion Waiters had a breakout season with the Heat, averaging 15.8 points per game.

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Chris Bosh Medically Ruled To Have Career-Ending Illness
The NBA and NBPA agreed with the position of the Heat on the matter of Chris Bosh's health condition.

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Bucks Receive Permission To Interview Adam Simon, Pat Garrity
Adam Simon currently works for the Heat, while Pat Garrity is in the front office of the Pistons.

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Chris Bosh Could Struggle To Find Team To Clear Him
While Chris Bosh has remained an effective player, finding a doctor to clear him following his recurring blood clots will be challenging.

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Chris Bosh, Heat, NBPA Reach Resolution
The Heat will end up with between $14 million and $37 million in cap room, depending on player options, team options and waivers decisions.

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Josh McRoberts Exercises $6M Player Option With Heat
Josh McRoberts is now eligible to be traded by the Heat.

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