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Column: I’ve changed my mind about Dion Waiters

Long viewed as an underachiever and one of the laughing stocks of the league, Dion Waiters has seemed to find his way as a member of the Miami Heat. Despite his great play of late, questions still remain: Is his recent play legit or is it another example of a contract year emergence? What exactly […] Column: I’ve changed my mind about Dion Waiters - All U Can Heat - All U Can...
Via All U Can Heat
39 minutes ago

The underrated Heat are too good to tank

The Miami Heat can’t tank. They’re too good. They have four players who could easily be all stars or sixth men of the year. They say all good things come in pairs. You know, like Batman and Robin, socks and mittens, or two-for-one specials at happy hour. In the case of the Miami Heat, they […] The underrated Heat are too good to tank - All U Can Heat - All U Can Heat - A Miami...
Via All U Can Heat
1 hour ago

Game Preview: Heat head home to take on Pacers

After an impressive victory against Atlanta, the Heat head home to face the Pacers. Game Story: After an impressive road win against the Hawks, the surging Heat return home to take on the Pacers. Miami is in full out win now mode, so every win is important down the stretch. Expect the Heat to bring it once again against the Pacers Game Stats: Daily Fantasy Basketball Projections...
Via Hot Hot Hoops
2 hours ago

Miami Heat vs. Atlanta Hawks Game Recap: White Hot

(Atlanta, GA) – In their first game following the 2017 NBA All-Star break, the Miami Heat (26-32) picked up right where they left off on Friday night with a 108-90 thumping of the Atlanta Hawks (32-25) at Philips Arena. The victory was the Heat’s 15th win in their last 17 games, continuing their remarkable season turnaround after they had started with a dismal 11-30 record...
Via Heat Nation
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Heat try to stay hot against Pacers

MIAMI -- The Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat -- two Eastern Conference teams with mediocre records -- meet at Miami's AmericanAirlines Arena on Saturday night after both franchises decided not to make a trade before Thursday's deadline. The Pacers (30-28) held on to star forward Paul George, who can opt out of his contract in July of 2018. They also declined to get any help for their...
Via FOX Sports
10 hours ago

Miami Heat’s Tyler Johnson has found his groove again

The Miami Heat showed that their pre-All-Star break form was no fluke. They downed the Atlanta Hawks to win their 15th game in their last 17 outings. Welcome to the Hot Hand, where after every Miami Heat game win or loss we recognize the player who best put his stamp on the game. For how […] Miami Heat’s Tyler Johnson has found his groove again - All U Can Heat - All U Can Heat...
Via All U Can Heat
10 hours ago

Heat dominate Hawks for 108-90 blowout win

Led by Tyler Johnson, the Heat outplayed the Hawks in every facet of the game. The Miami Heat almost made it look too easy in their systematic dismantling of the Atlanta Hawks in a 108-90 blowout win to make it 15 wins in their last 17 games. Any fears that their momentum would be slowed down due to the lengthy All-Star break or a roster shake-up at the trade deadline were quickly...
Via Hot Hot Hoops
11 hours ago

Miami Heat News: Josh Richardson Cleared to Play Against Hawks Without Restrictions

The Miami Heat will be close to full strength when they return to action on Friday against the Atlanta Hawks. Specifically, Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra told reporters during Friday morning’s shootaround that second-year guard Josh Richardson has been cleared to play and will not be on a minutes restriction. The University of Tennessee product has missed the last 19 games with...
Via Heat Nation
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Terrence Jones waived: would he be a fit for the Heat?

How could the Miami Heat make room for Jones? The Miami Heat still have time before March 1, 2017 to pick up a playoff-eligible player. However they have to make room for him by reducing their roster below the 15 player limit. Terrence Jones was waived by the New Orleans Pelicans so he could be picked up before March 1 and participate in post-season play for another team. Miami...
Via Hot Hot Hoops
1 day ago

Bosh to work on Turner Sports' "Players Only" broadcasts

MIAMI (AP) Chris Bosh is heading back to the NBA, this time as an analyst. Turner Sports announced Thursday that Bosh will be part of its ''Players Only'' team of analysts for five consecutive Mondays, starting Feb. 27. Bosh will work from Turner's studios in Atlanta, working alongside Chris Webber, Isiah Thomas and Baron Davis. Bosh has not played an NBA game since Feb. 9, 2016...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chris Bosh joining TNT as analyst

Chris Bosh will be visible to NBA fans over the next month, but it won’t be for playing in games.TNT announced on Thursday that Bosh will serve as an analyst for them: According to the Sun-Sentinel, Bosh will serve as an analyst as part of TNT’s “Players Only” group on the next five Monday nights. He will join Isiah Thomas, Chris Webber and Baron Davis on that team.Bosh has...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Heat Looking to Package Wayne Ellington and Josh McRoberts in Trade

According to sources from The Vertical, the Miami Heat are looking to trade both Wayne Ellington and Josh McRoberts in a package deal. Ellington is earning around $6 million this season and can be wiped off of Miami’s books before free agency rolls around. That’s because the shooting guard’s $6.3 million contract for next season is non-guaranteed and can be cleared off the...
Via Heat Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nets trading Bojan Bogdanovic to Wizards

The Washington Wizards are looking to remain with the pack atop the Eastern Conference standings heading into the unoficial start of the NBA’s second half.With wins in 27 of their past 35 games, the Wizards have surely proven themselves to be key players back east. Now, it looks like the team is doing what it can to continue this momentum.According to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Battier joins Miami Heat in front office role

MIAMI HEAT PRESS RELEASE MIAMI, Fla. -- The Miami HEAT announced Thursday that they have hired former HEAT player and two-time NBA champion Shane Battier as the Director of Basketball Development & Analytics. His duties will include the development of analytics in evaluating all talent, including college, free agents and current Miami players. “We believe Shane is an incredible...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Battier named head of Heat analytics department

The Miami Heat are reuniting with an old chum.The team announced on Thursday that they have hired Shane Battier to their front office as Director of Basketball Development & Analytics. The former Duke Blue Devil’s job will include “the development of analytics in evaluating all talent, including college, free agents and current Miami players.”Battier, now 38, played with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Shane Battier returns to Heat, to lead analytics department

Shane Battier has returned to the Miami Heat. Battier is now a member of the Heat front office, assuming the newly created role of director of basketball development and analytics. The Heat announced the move Thursday, describing Battier's new job as one where he will develop analytics to evaluate talent - including college players, free agents and members of the existing roster...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hassan Whiteside gives $25K cash to James Johnson to pay fine

Hassan Whiteside proved to be a man of his word by ponying up the money to pay Miami Heat teammate James Johnson’s $25,000 fine. And Whiteside did so in a flashy manner by producing the needed funds in cash.Whiteside felt himself indebted to his teammate in light of the fact Johnson was fined for coming to his defense.The incident in question occurred during the Heat’s 116-93...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade says Pat Riley not calling him was ‘deciding factor’ in leaving Heat

Dwyane Wade has said in the past that his decision to leave the Miami Heat in free agency had nothing to do with Pat Riley not calling him. Roughly six months later, Wade is willing to admit that was a lie.Wade joined Adrian Wojnarowski for “The Vertical Podcast” this week, and the 35-year-old called Riley’s lack of communication with him the “deciding factor” that pushed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks announce Jabari Parker’s ACL surgery was successful, 12-month rehab expected

For the second time in three seasons, Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker has suffered a torn ACL. It came in a game against the Miami Heat on February 8th. Parker will miss the remainder of the season.Though, there’s some good news to be had here. According to the Bucks’ official website and general manager John Hammond, Parker underwent successful ACL surgery on Tuesday.“Parker...
Via Sportsnaut
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Our love for 'viral social media' NBA players

For most fans, there are three categories of NBA players we root for. If you pull for a particular team, you will ride or die with everyone on that roster. After that, there are superstar players – think Stephen Curry, James Harden, Giannis Antetokounmpo or Joel Embiid – who are worth your time on league pass. And then there's a special third category.When Dion Waiters was drafted...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Knicks stupidly broke up with Patrick Ewing

Charles Oakley is pretty much The People’s Enforcer right now when it comes to fans of the New York Knicks. His present assignment, if you will, is defending the anger of the fan base while being the protagonist in one of the most galvanizing, yet embarrassing episodes in the 70-year history of the franchise. The #FreeOakley campaign didn’t take long to form, but when team owner...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Okafor could be held out through All-Star break

News broke Saturday night that Philadelphia 76ers center Jahlil Okafor told teammates that the Sixers are actively looking to trade him and he expects to be moved here soon (more on that here).That initial report was followed up with a whole host of other information, including the possibility that Philadelphia might hold Okafor out the next two games prior to the All-Star Break...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: On Fire Or On Gas?

On January 13th, the once glorious Miami Heat sat at a dismal 11-30, second to last in the East. As the season was already halfway over, it seemed a foregone conclusion that Miami would take its talents into the draft lottery and attempt to snag a premier player like Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball, or Josh Jackson. Trade rumors were swirling, and GM Pat Riley was ready to fully dismantle...
Via The Sports Quotient
15 days ago  |  Discuss

After 2nd ACL tear, how does Jabari Parker come back?

Jabari Parker is 21 years old.Wednesday night was supposed to be a special night for the Milwaukee Bucks. Unfortunately, that’s all we’re going to say about it. This isn’t going to be about their playoff chances. Or even about their future, immediate or otherwise.No, we’re just here to talk about Jabari Parker. We’re here to talk about the fact that he’s now torn the...
Via The Sports Post
15 days ago  |  Discuss

How The Heat Shockingly Became A Juggernaut

Miami's sudden transformation into an impenetrable submarine makes zero sense when you look at who's on the team: Rodney McGruder, Willie Reed, Luke Babbitt, and Okaro White (sure) are all semi-major contributors. The Heat started the year off as a disjointed group of castoffs on minimum deals, flawed prospects in the infant stages of development, and talented veterans who're better...
Via RealGM - NBA
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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