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ESPN Predicts Goran Dragic to Be All-Star This Season

Despite having a solid career in the NBA over the past seven years, Goran Dragic has never been selected as an All-Star. That might change this year. After re-signing with the Miami Heat this offseason, ESPN predicts that Dragic will play in his first All-Star game this year. During the latest installment of ESPN’s annual summer forecast, the Slovenian point guard received 14...
Via Heat Nation
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Heat Owner Asks Fans To Vote On Cool ‘Miami Vice’ Jersey Concept (Photos)

A few Miami Heat fans have suggested a unique uniform shakeup for their favorite team, and owner Micky Arison is taking notice. Arison took to Instagram recently to ask for fans’ opinion on cool alternate uniform concept whose color scheme would pay tribute to the classic 1980s TV show “Miami Vice.” This embed is invalid" /> One variation...
Via NESN.com
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Heat owner proposing Miami Vice-type uniforms to fans

Maybe this is just a fun gag, but Miami Heat owner Micky Arison appears to be toying with the idea of suiting his team up in highlighter-style uniforms this upcoming season that were inspired by the show “Miami Vice.” Arison used his Instagram account to put these bad boys out there for fans to peruse with the caption: “If u would like to see @Adidas produce these jerseys...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside Believes He Can Be a Dominant Center in This League

Hassan Whiteside will enter the 2015-16 season with high expectations. Following a 2014-15 season that saw Whiteside establish himself as one of the top young players in the game, there will be expectations for the Miami Heat center to not only improve upon his numbers, but do it over the course of a full season. Last year, Whiteside was signed as a free agent in late November, and...
Via Heat Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Heat still open to trading Chris Andersen and Mario Chalmers, but can’t find a trade partner

Going into the 2015-16 NBA season, many expect the Miami Heat to be a very good team. Expectations are so high, that many believe that they are on a collision course with the Cleveland Cavaliers. But that hasn’t stopped team president Pat Riley from trying to make changes to the roster. A few months ago, it was rumored that the Heat was looking to trade Chris Andersen and Mario...
Via No Guts, No Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Amar’e Stoudemire believes he can return to his All-Star form

Miami Heat forward Amar’e Stoudemire career has went in many different ways. But after signing with the Miami Heat in the off-season, his outlook has been very different. Even though man expect Chris Bosh to return this season, Stoudemire is looking to have a big season. While he doesn’t know what his role will be just yet, Stoudemire believes he can return to his All-Star...
Via No Guts, No Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Heat trying to trade Chalmers, Andersen, but can't find any suitors

The Miami Heat have reportedly been trying to trade guard Mario Chalmers and center Chris Andersen all offseason, but have yet to find any teams that will take on either contract, according to the Miami Herald. While the Heat don't have a mandate to cut salary yet -- they're facing the repeater tax this season, which could cost them tens of millions -- it's likely they'll try to...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Oden to continue basketball career with Jiangsu Dragons

Greg Oden is not done playing professional basketball yet. The former number one overall pick by the Portland Trailblazers will be playing overseas with the Jiangsu Dragons. According to Sportando, Oden passed the tryout period in China and has signed a one-year, $1.2 million contract. For Oden, this is good news as his basketball career has been derailed by injuries. In 2007, the...
Via Total Sports Live
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat More Likely To Trade Chris Andersen Than Mario Chalmers

The Miami Heat remain willing to trade away Chris Andersen to help alleviate their luxury tax bill. Andersen is due approximately $5 million and the Heat haven't found much of a market for a trade. The Heat, however, are expected to bring Mario Chalmers to training camp even though they haven't ruled out a trade.
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: What Should Be Their Rotation?

(March 1, 2015 – Source: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images North America) By Nekias Duncan: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… Health permitting, the Miami Heat are poised for a major bounce-back season. Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh are back after injury-riddled seasons, as should Josh McRoberts assuming he isn’t dealt. Talented point guard Goran Dragic is locked up for the next five years...
Via HoopStuff
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Miami Heat should acquire Jamal Crawford

The Miami Heat have made key upgrades to their roster this offseason. They were able to steal Justise Winslow with the No. 10 pick of the 2015 NBA draft and were able to sign Gerald Green and Amar’e Stoudemire. But of course, Pat Riley is never done with his moves and always looks for other opportunities to improve. With that being said, another name has surfaced to be Miami...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat sign free-agent center Keith Benson

MIAMI -- The Miami Heat announced Tuesday that they have signed center Keith Benson. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Benson has spent the past two seasons playing professionally in Belarus, China, Lithuania and Estonia while previously playing in Italy and the Philippines. He split last season between Neptunas Klaipeda of the Lithuanian Basketball League and...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Student mistakes Amar'e Stoudemire for Chris Bosh

It is well documented that injuries have derailed Amar'e Stoudemire's promising career.The six-time All Star was once a household name -- an MVP candidate even -- but to a generation of young NBA fans, he's the guy who's been in street clothes and played spot minutes for the New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks over the last few years.Stoudemire, who signed with the Miami Heat this...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Naming the Miami Heat's all-time starting five

With the dregs of the NBA offseason upon us, it's a great time to make hypothetical lists and lineups that will never play out.Over at Yahoo Sports, Kelly Dwyer is making the all-time starting fives — with one center, two forwards and two guards, a la the All-NBA team — for each NBA franchise.For the Miami Heat, Dwyer chose Alonzo Mourning as his center, Chris Bosh and LeBron...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Stoudemire believes he can rekindle All-Star form in Miami

MIAMI (AP) -- Amare Stoudemire spent some time with Dwyane Wade in New York this summer, sipping wine at a trendy hotspot and talking basketball. He's been texting and talking with Chris Bosh regularly. He's considered himself close with Goran Dragic for years, going back to their time together with the Phoenix Suns. Plus, he's called Miami home for about seven years already. So...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat extend single affiliation partnership with Sioux Falls Skyforce

MIAMI, Fla. -- The Miami Heat announced they have extended a single affiliation partnership with the NBA Development League's Sioux Falls Skyforce through the 2016-17 season. The Heat will continue to be the only NBA team affiliated with the Skyforce and will continue full control over their basketball operations. Miami is one of 18 NBA teams to have a one-on-one partnership with...
Via Fox Sports Florida
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Veteran Scout Gives Assessment of Winslow, Stoudemire, and Rest of Heat’s Newcomers

The Miami Heat have six newcomers currently on the 2015-16 roster and every Heat fan is wondering what to expect from each one of them as we approach the new season. A veteran Eastern Conference scout spoke to the Sun Sentinel’s Ira Winderman in regards to player evaluations of each of the six players. He concluded that Miami’s additions this offseason were better in comparison...
Via Heat Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat Starting To Look Hot Enough For This Season

The Miami Heat seem to have taken a downturn ever since their beloved face of the franchise, LeBron James, packed his bags and made the infamous decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers last season.Throughout the four seasons James was with the Heat, the team’s winning percentage was at all-time high. In addition, James led Miami to back-to-back NBA championships in 2012 and...
Via The Sports Quotient
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat individual game tickets go on sale Aug. 21

MIAMI --€“ Individual game tickets for all 2015-16 Miami HEAT regular season home games will go on sale Friday, August 21st at 10:00 a.m. Ticket prices start at $15 per game and can be purchased at HEAT.com, Ticketmaster.com and via 1-800-4NBA-TIX. There will be an eight-ticket limit per order per game. Please note that the Ticket Office at the AmericanAirlines Arena and Ticketmaster...
Via Fox Sports Florida
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Oden signs with Chinese Basketball Association team

    Eight years ago, Ohio State center Greg Oden was a 19-year-old kid with a bright future, bright enough to be selected first overall by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2007 NBA Draft. Now after numerous debilitating injuries and legal problems, Oden’s NBA days look to be all but over. After no NBA teams took the bait on his attempted comeback bid this offseason, Oden...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Have the Miami Heat Done Enough to be Considered Contenders?

Goran Dragic #7 and Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat speak during a game against the Brooklyn Nets on March 11, 2015 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. (Mandatory Credit ESPN/Getty Images) The right combination of veteran savvy and young players oozing with talent will have the Miami Heat in the conversation for the Eastern Conference finals. Not only were the Heat able...
Via The Sports Journal
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade poses for Esquire looking like Prince

Dwyane Wade makes some cringe-worthy fashion statements, and this is no exception. The Miami Heat star posed for Esquire Magazine and did his best Prince impression: He also seems quite proud of himself, employing the following hashtags: “#straghitouttaesquiremagazine #fashion #ifyoucantpullitoffyouwontunderstandit #beendoingthis” Wade kind of looks like MC Hammer there, just...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Ray Allen won't officially retire in case he gets right offer

Despite missing the entire 2014-15 season, Ray Allen isn’t going to hang ’em up just yet. The former Boston Celtic turned 40 last month, but he’s still open to the possibility of playing in the NBA again if the right deal comes along. Allen told the Hartford Courant as much at his basketball camp Saturday in Connecticut. “I haven’t said anything about that, and I won’t...
Via NESN.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Udonis Haslem bought home for woman who raised him

It’s always touching when we hear about big sports stars who give back to the people who helped them succeed. Such is the case for NBA star Udonis Haslem of the Miami Heat, who recently bought a home for the woman who raised him. Barbara Wooten is Haslem’s step-mother. She took care of him as a child while his biological mother battled drug addiction, as TMZ reports regarding this...
Via Sportsnaut
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Ray Allen's birthday cake celebrates every stop in career

Ray Allen celebrates his 40th birthday on Monday and as part of an apparent 24-hour stint in Las Vegas to celebrate reaching the big 4-0, the certain Hall of Famer was presented with a five-tiered birthday cake that celebrated each and every stop in his stellar basketball career. From his superstar run at UConn to...Read More The post Ray Allen’s birthday cake celebrates every...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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