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Miami Heat sign Dion Waiters

The Miami Heat continued to shore up their roster on Monday, agreeing to a contract with shooting guard Dion Waiters. The Heat signed Waiters for 2 years and $6 million, a relative bargain in the midst of an unprecedented salary cap boom that saw players the likes of Tyler Johnson receive over $12 million per year. Waiters, who had a $6.8 million qualifying offer from the Oklahoma...
Via isportsweb.com
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat Sign Dion Waiters to 2-Year, $6 Million Deal

Pat Riley wasn’t expecting to use the Miami Heat’s $2.898 million mid-level exception for room teams this summer. “As far as the $2.9 million room exception, we’re going to hold on to that,” Riley said on July 16. “I don’t think we’re going use it for the rest of the summer. There isn’t anybody out […]
Via Heat Hoops
6 hours ago

Dion Waiters joins Miami Heat, expected to compete for starting job

MIAMI (AP) -- Shooting guard Dion Waiters has signed a $5.93 million, two-year contract with the Miami Heat, and he'll compete for a starting job as Dwyane Wade's replacement.Waiters was one of the top free agents left on the market. He became an unrestricted free agent when Oklahoma City rescinded a $6.8 million qualifying offer. The second year of his Miami deal announced Tuesday...
Via Associated Press
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dion Waiters signs $5.93 million, 2-year contract with Heat

MIAMI (AP) Shooting guard Dion Waiters has signed a $5.93 million, two-year contract with the Miami Heat, and he'll compete for a starting job as Dwyane Wade's replacement. Waiters was one of the top free agents left on the market. He became an unrestricted free agent when Oklahoma City rescinded a $6.8 million qualifying offer. The second year of his Miami deal announced Tuesday...
Via Associated Press
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Johnson threw up after hearing about $50 million deal with Miami Heat

In professional sports, it’s pretty normal for younger players to express their excitement when they sign their first major deal. Some express that excitement in various ways. But guard Tyler Johnson had a bit of a different reaction upon hearing news of his $50 million deal with the Miami Heat: he wound up losing some of his lunch upon hearing the news. “I threw up a couple...
Via The Comeback
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

You've Been Played: How Bill Russell won his rings and why Miami should adopt his ways

What Bill Russell and Payton Manning know about winning comes from a military training classic. How did a 40-year-old quarterback, Payton Manning, on a 12-4 team, defeat a 15-1 team starring the NFL's 27-year-old MVP Cam Newton? The same way opposing teams felt after watching Bill Russell win eleven championship rings with the Boston Celtics. They knew they've been played. Russell...
Via Hot Hot Hoops
13 hours ago

Tyler Johnson 'threw up a couple of times' over $50M deal

Tyler Johnson probably figured his time with the Miami Heat had come to an end after he agreed to a four-year, $50 million offer sheet from the Brooklyn Nets. But with the departure of Dwyane Wade, the Heat decided to match the Nets’ offer. What was Johnson’s reaction to the realization that he was going to make that kind of money no matter where he played? Let’s just say...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

What should the Miami Heat do if Bosh isn’t healthy?

If Chris Bosh isn’t cleared to play, what are the Miami Heat’s options at power forward? When at his full power, Chris Bosh is a top-tier big man in this league, but with his recent health ailments, it might be smart for the Miami Heat to have a plan B when it comes to their […] What should the Miami Heat do if Bosh isn’t healthy? - All U Can Heat - All U Can Heat - A Miami...
Via All U Can Heat
17 hours ago

Dion Waiters' deal signals the end of the 2016 money grab

When you’re a kid on Halloween, you go out whenever dusk starts to set in and bang on doors using code words for free candy and go on your merry way with every house that has a porch light on. For the most part, you go around a neighborhood or a general area until at some point, you start noticing the porch lights that are on inviting free candy poachers become more and more...
Via Crossover Chronicles
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat welcome aboard Dion Waiters

The Miami Heat are apparently not done making moves just yet: the organization and Dion Waiters have just agreed to a one-year deal. The Miami Heat may have lost Dwyane Wade, but fear not; the team is not left behind without prominent shooters. Since Wade’s announcement of joining the Chicago Bulls, president Pat Riley and […] Miami Heat welcome aboard Dion Waiters - All U Can...
Via All U Can Heat
1 day ago

Report: Dion Waiters agrees to one-year deal with Heat

Unrestricted free agent Dion Waiters has agreed to a one-year deal with the Miami Heat, reports Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press. Waiters will make $2.9 million. The 24-year-old guard averaged 9.8 points in 78 games for the Oklahoma City Thunder last year, including 15 starts. He shot just under 40 percent overall and 35.8 percent on 3-pointers. Waiters, who has come of...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat sign Dion Waiters to 1-year deal

The Miami Heat have reportedly signed Dion Waiters to a 1-year $2.9 million deal. Free agent guard Dion Waiters has reportedly signed a one year $2.9 million dollar deal with the Miami Heat, according to multiple reports. Waiters, though often regarded as an average player had a decent showing in Oklahoma City where he averaged 9.8 points, and 2.8 rebounds. Waiters is athletic,...
Via Hot Hot Hoops
1 day ago

Column: Miami Heat’s track record offers hope for fans

It’s been quite the eventful offseason for the Miami Heat, maybe one of the more devastating in franchise history. Of the starting five from last season, only Bosh, Dragic and Whiteside remain, and the Heat have yet to make a clear statement on Bosh’s current health situation. With Luol Deng, Dwyane Wade and Joe Johnson […] Column: Miami Heat’s track record offers hope for...
Via All U Can Heat
1 day ago

Heat fans, here's your chance to meet Justise Winslow in person!

The ascendant Heat star is hosting an event in Florida City today! Justise Winslow has had a busy offseason. Now, he's holding an event in Florida City, presented by Mountain Dew. If you guys are in the area, you should stop by and say hello to the (potentially) future face of the franchise! Hey fam I’ll be with my brand partner @MountainDew at Wal-Mart in Florida City...
Via Hot Hot Hoops
1 day ago

Report: Bosh's camp 'angry and suspicious of Heat's intentions'

The situation between Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat has gotten quite complicated as questions remain about the 11-time All-Star’s health. With Bosh still taking blood thinners, some wonder if he will ever be able to play in the NBA again. And if he does, do the Heat even want him? Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald reports that there are some within Bosh’s camp who are “angry...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Willie Reed Working out with Udonis Haslem’s Trainer

Willie Reed is already making the most of his offseason in Miami. According to the video below, he has started working out with South Beach trainer Stanley Remy. Remy is currently veteran big man Udonis Haslem’s trainer. .@ShowtimeReed33 putting in work at #TheU #Heat #HeatNation pic.twitter.com/OoD00KugVB — /r/Heat (@Heat_Reddit) July 21, 2016 Remy has worked with...
Via Heat Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chris Bosh Believes He Should Be Medically Cleared to Play

The playing status of Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh again appears to be dependent upon whether or not he’ll have to take blood thinners in order to avoid the blood clots that have abruptly ended the veteran’s last two seasons. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald wrote about his discussions with two South Florida doctors, discussing both the potential threats to Bosh’s health...
Via Heat Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Gerald Green to Sign with Boston Celtics

According to Sean Deveney of Sporting News, Gerald Green has agreed to a guaranteed one-year deal with the Boston Celtics. The @celtics will sign free-agent guard Gerald Green, a source told Sporting News. — Sean Deveney (@SeanDeveney) July 23, 2016 Green had a tumultuous season last year as he averaged just 8.9 points on a dismal 39.2 percent from the field. The 6...
Via Heat Nation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pat Riley suggests a franchise tag to solve NBA’s ‘superteam’ problem

There has been quite the uproar since Kevin Durant decided that he would be signing with the Golden State Warriors on the 4th of July. The Warriors were coming off of the greatest regular season of all time with 73 wins, and appeared to be heading towards a second consecutive NBA title before being stopped by LeBron James and the Cavaliers. Saturday, Miami Heat President Pat Riley...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet the Miami Heat’s new roster

Since the devastating departure of Dwyane Wade to the Chicago Bulls, the Miami Heat have been hard at work trying to put together a viable team. With many of Miami’s pivotal players leaving in free agency, Pat Riley has filled out the roster with a slew of players that will make for a different—though definitely inferior—squad. Riley seemed to make it a point to acquire three...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside planning to buy his mom a house

As someone who could hardly get the attention of an NBA team just a few years ago, Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside is not taking the $98 million contract he just signed for granted. In fact, the first major purchase he is planning isn’t even for himself. Whiteside, who celebrated signing his max contract by going to the zoo and sharing the experience on Snapchat, is planning...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ego, entitlement: Why Dwyane Wade is no longer in Miami

In South Florida, the sun shines incessantly, and the excitement in the air is forever exuberant. If you haven’t been to Miami, I suggest that you go. If you are single, you may not make it back, and if you are married, you may end up with a stable of sunglasses for future visits. There are beautiful people, great food, beaches, nightclubs, great scenery and anything you can imagine...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Heat could make Goran Dragic available to trade

With Dwyane Wade in Chicago and the franchise now facing a potential rebuild, the Miami Heat could be preparing to make point guard Goran Dragic available via trade. According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, starting the rebuild process in Miami would include trying to find a trade partner for Dragic. “League executives are preparing for the reality that Goran Dragic would become...
Via The Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Riley never called Wade during contract negotiations

Dwyane Wade made the decision to sign with the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday, proving that he was not merely trying to leverage the Miami Heat into giving him more money. The relationship between Wade and the team he spent the first 13 years of his career with had gotten so bad, in fact, that he never even spoke to Pat Riley. According to a report from Manny Navarro of The Miami Herald...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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