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Hot Hot Hoops Sep 15, 2017
Heat team with Warriors for Irma pet relief

Heat team with Warriors for Irma pet relief

The Heat helped airlift more than 100 pets from Miami-area shelters to shelters in Oakland. During the Miami Heat’s whirlwind season last year, both Heat games against the Golden State Warriors provided great entertainment. Dion Waiters’ game-winning 3 over the eventual NBA champion stands as a season highlight. Off the court, though, these two NBA franchises are working together. The Heat announced that they partnered with the Golden State Warriors to airlift more than 100 pets from local animal shelters to no-kill shelters in Oakland. Thx to @FedEx we sent 100+ Miami shelter pets...
Sports Illustrated Sep 15, 2017

Friendly Fire: 25 Petty Critiques of the SI Top 100

Think Kyrie Irving got jobbed? Dion Waiters snubbed? You're not alone. The Crossover's Andrew Sharp offers 25 petty critiques about the SI Top 100.
Hot Hot Hoops Sep 14, 2017
Have Heat locked up money in wrong players?

Have Heat locked up money in wrong players?

Miami has now signed several good-but-not-great players to long contracts. Is that the path to championships? As ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported and we covered, the Miami Heat signed Josh Richardson to a four-year, $42 million extension Wednesday. This agreement will kick in starting with the 2018-19 year — with Richardson still on his rookie-scale contract at a $1.5 million salary this year — so will last a year longer than four-year contracts James Johnson, Dion Waiters and Kelly Olynyk signed earlier this summer. Miami Heat guard Josh Richardson is finalizing a 4-year, $42M...
Hot Hot Hoops Sep 12, 2017
Bonus in salary should motivate several Heat players

Bonus in salary should motivate several Heat players

Dion Waiters, Kelly Olynyk and James Johnson all have reason to give all they have to the Heat this season. Money talks. That was clear this offseason as the Heat re-signed several players and added Kelly Olynyk with big money. But what is important about their contracts is that they come with some bonuses...in the form of a million dollars. That should be enough for these players to give all that they have to the Miami Heat this season. ESPN (INsider) reported several “unlikely” bonuses that are built into some Heat players’ contracts this season. These bonuses will count against the...
Hot Hot Hoops Aug 31, 2017
Can Goran Dragic recreate last season’s success?

Can Goran Dragic recreate last season’s success?

Goran Dragic was phenomenal last season for the Heat. We analyze whether or not he’ll be able to recreate that success this season. Last season I considered Goran Dragic to be Miami’s best player. Without Dwyane Wade demanding the ball, he was finally able to increase the pace of Miami’s offense and run something similar to his time with the Suns. This worked for the Heat as Dragic was able to develop rapport with certain players, most evidently Dion Waiters and Wayne Ellington. Last season, Dragic averaged 20.3 points, 5.8 assists, and 3.8 rebounds per game. Keep in mind that in...
Hot Hot Hoops Aug 30, 2017
Dion Waiters quietly putting in the work for a breakout season

Dion Waiters quietly putting in the work for a breakout season

Perfecting his craft this summer Dion Waiters could reach the potential Kevin Durant talked about. Dion Waiters knows he can do better, and he is quietly going about finishing off what he started with the Miami Heat last season before his untimely injury. Working hard at the gym, he’s getting his body in even better condition this season. Neon Dion back to work #Heat #HeatNation pic.twitter.com/QgKUIpD8o0— /r/Heat (@Heat_Reddit) August 29, 2017 Already one of most efficient spot-up shooters on the team, he’s bringing his game to another level come October to earn him a spot on...
Hot Hot Hoops Aug 24, 2017
Wayne Ellington may surprise fans with his point guard possibilities

Wayne Ellington may surprise fans with his point guard possibilities

Ellington tops the Miami Heat in EF% as a pick & roll ball handler. NBA stats for the Miami Heat reveal Wayne Ellington has the highest EF% among current team players as a pick & roll ball handler. Wayne Ellington 50% Goran Dragic 48% James Johnson 47% That alone doesn't make Ellington a point God, but breaking out of his "Golden Arm" box could lead to Miami having more flexibility with WE on the court. Surpringly the Heat's leading spot-up shooter isn't Ellington, but Dion Waiters. Dion Waiters 59 EFG% Wayne Ellington 57 EFG% Tyler Johnson 53 EFG% This clip versus the Cavaliers shows...
Hot Hot Hoops Aug 20, 2017
Miami Heat Position Preview: Small Forward

Miami Heat Position Preview: Small Forward

We continue our position by position evaluation of the Miami Heat. We dove into a new series evaluating the team by position. After checking out what Goran Dragic offers at point guard, and the versatility that shooting guard presents led by Dion Waiters, we now shift to the front court. So let’s take a look at how the small forward position is looking for the Heat. The Starter: Justise WinslowStatus: Questionable Questionable because Justise only played 18 games last season for the Heat before season ending shoulder surgery. During that time, Winslow averaged 10.9 PPG and only had an...

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