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ASK IRA: Does Chris Paul’s contract preclude any potential Heat curiosity?

Q: Ira, you're not going to start this Chris Paul thing again, are you? Move on. -- Steve. A: That has been a tough sell from the outset, if the Rockets, indeed, are in sell mode with Chris Paul, as has been speculated. It is one thing for the Heat to put off a free-agency plunge in 2020, considering...
ClutchPoints Jun 18, 2019
Rumors: Growing belief Hassan Whiteside will ask for trade after picking up 2019-20 player option with Heat

Rumors: Growing belief Hassan Whiteside will ask for trade after picking up 2019-20 player option with Heat

There is reportedly a growing belief that Hassan Whiteside will ask for a trade when he picks up his 2019-20 player option with the Miami Heat. Whiteside will make $27 million next season. The Heat tried to trade the big man last offseason, but weren’t able to find a taker. It remains to be seen […] The post Rumors: Growing belief Hassan Whiteside will ask for trade after picking up 2019-20 player option with Heat appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Ira Winderman’s NBA mock draft: Who will Heat pick at No. 13?

South Florida Sun Sentinel Miami Heat writer Ira Winderman assesses the first round of Thursday’s NBA draft at Brooklyn Barclays Center, with shifts in selection positions expected to be made up to as well as through the process.
ClutchPoints Jun 18, 2019
Report: Heat’s Hassan Whiteside plans to exercise $27.1 million player option for next season

Report: Heat’s Hassan Whiteside plans to exercise $27.1 million player option for next season

Hassan Whiteside will reportedly pick up his $27.1 million player option for next season with the Miami Heat, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. This is a move which surprises no one. Whiteside won’t make that type of money on the open market. The Heat will probably try to trade Whiteside this summer […] The post Report: Heat’s Hassan Whiteside plans to exercise $27.1 million player option for next season appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Heat’s draft option Kevin Porter Jr. not among 20 in green room

If Southern Cal freshman guard Kevin Porter Jr. is to emerge as the Miami Heat's first-round choice in Thursday's NBA draft, he will not be emerging from the green room at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. Instead, the NBA on Tuesday released the final list of the 20 players who will be present in the...

Miami Heat given worst odds to win 2020 NBA championship

After a disappointing 2018-19 season and an offseason of uncertainty, Vegas oddsmakers consider the Miami Heat a real long shot to win next year’s NBA championship. Less than a week after the Toronto Raptors knocked off the Golden State Warriors for their first title, the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook...

NBA draft preview: Is post-Whiteside era at center the Heat’s next frontier?

(Last in a five-part positional series in advance of Thursday's NBA draft) There was a time when Hassan Whiteside was the future at center for the Miami Heat. That was the stroke of midnight on July 1, 2016, when a four-year, $98 million contract was offered. There soon will be a time when Whiteside...

ASK IRA: Is second chance of Waiters the Heat’s best option?

Q: I have a Dion Waiters question: I can understand why Pat Riley and Erik Spoelstra may want to move him because of his conditioning last season. But if he’s working hard on getting into Riley-type shape, as I read he is, then I can't figure out why there is so much talk about moving him -- even...

NBA draft preview: Is four-play still an issue for Heat?

(Fourth in a five-part positional series in advance of Thursday's NBA draft) If the Miami Heat's selection at Thursday's NBA draft turns out to be a power forward, it will be nothing more than the continuation of a pattern with the team's lottery picks. In 2017, the last time the Heat held a first-round...

ASK IRA: Should the Heat bid for the Pelicans’ No. 4 pick?

Q: Ira, you tweeted that the Heat shouldn't give up Justise Winslow, Josh Richardson or Bam Adebayo for the No. 4 pick that the Pelicans are shopping. That's like saying you wouldn't trade the No. 10, No. 14 or a second-round pick for No. 4. Do they teach math at the Sun Sentinel? -- Al. A: No,...

NBA draft preview: Time for Heat to upsize at small forward?

(Third in a five-part positional series in advance of Thursday's NBA draft) The question to a long-time NBA scout was simple and to the point, "Is there such a thing anymore as a 6-foot-6 NBA small forward?" The response was immediate, "There are few. No, not really." Josh Richardson is listed...

ASK IRA: Should the Heat roll in the draft with Bol Bol?

Q: I'm starting to convince myself that Bol Bol is the best option for the Heat, assuming the pick stays at No. 13, despite a crowded power rotation. I actually think that the Heat's depth could benefit Bol: He'd be able to essentially redshirt his rookie year, work with the Heat’s tremendous strength...

ESPN links Heat’s Dion Waiters as trade option for Warriors’ voids

With the final game of the NBA season in the books, speculation season has headed into overdrive, careening to the point where Dion Waiters-to-the-Warriors has merited ESPN speculation. In a piece by respected ESPN analyst Kevin Pelton, speculation was offered about how the Golden State Warriors...
ClutchPoints Jun 15, 2019
Four Guards The Miami Heat Should Target This Offseason

Four Guards The Miami Heat Should Target This Offseason

The Miami Heat fell just short of making it to the playoffs during Dwyane Wade’s farewell tour. The problem Miami faces this offseason is having a ton of money tied up in players next season, including player options for Goran Dragic and Hassan Whiteside. After Tyler Johnson and Wayne Ellington were dealt to the Suns, […] The post Four Guards The Miami Heat Should Target This Offseason appeared first on ClutchPoints.

ASK IRA: How would a Goran Dragic make sense for the Heat?

Q: This is fine. Goran Dragic, if he stays healthy, is still the Heat's best player on offense. If the team is tanking at the midway point of season, I'm sure they can trade him for a draft pick. Several playoff teams would take a shot at him at the trade deadline. -- Josh. A: And that is another...

Heat Player News

  • Dwyane Wade

    Dwyane Wade

    Dwyane Wade says Team USA will be in a ‘fight’ to repeat as FIBA WC champs

  • Goran Dragic

    Goran Dragic

    ASK IRA: How would a Goran Dragic make sense for the Heat?

  • Hassan Whiteside

    Hassan Whiteside

    Rumors: Growing belief Hassan Whiteside will ask for trade after picking up 2019-20 player option with Heat

  • Dion Waiters

    Dion Waiters

    ASK IRA: Is second chance of Waiters the Heat’s best option?

  • Kelly Olynyk

    Kelly Olynyk

    Kelly Olynyk admits losing Juwan Howard is a ‘massive loss’ for Heat

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