2:07 PM EDT, Fri August 29, 2014

ASK IRA: Is Heat depth still lacking?

Q: All of your arguments with signings like Shannon Brown are followed by "if" Dwyane Wade is healthy or "if" Danny Granger is back. I agree with that. However, this team should not be going forward like this. It's too risky. We need a better backup for Wade and the need at point guard has not been addressed, which was a glaring deficiency in the Finals. I know Pat Riley is not done, and as much as I hope D.W. is healthy, it makes no sense to risk the season on "ifs." -- Chet.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel 3 hours ago

Dwyane Wade-Gabrielle Union wedding: What not to bring

Celebrity couple makes a few anti-social-media requests of their guests in Miami on SaturdayMiami Heat star Dwyane Wade and actress Gabrielle Union created one of the great hashtags for their South Florida wedding on Saturday: #TheWadeUnion. But no one can use it at the wedding.

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James Jones reflects on leaving Heat, Ray Allen, Erik Spoelstra

A month after joining LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers, forward James Jones said Wednesday it wasn't a matter of turning his back on his own hometown team or jumping from a sinking ship.

James Jones reflects on leaving Heat, Ray Allen, Erik Spoelstra

Former Heat forward says shift to Cavaliers was about more than playing with LeBron James, including Heat going younger, is uncertain if Ray Allen will follow.

NBA free agents: Class of 2014 (Updated)

Players who entered the offseason as NBA free agents or since have been added to the list:

ASK IRA: Why Shannon Brown for Heat?

Q: Hi Ira, Shannon Brown? He's not a rotation player, by any means. He's a decent defender, and a horrible shooter. He's a 10-day-contract type of player. The bizarre free-agent signings continue. I'm hoping we get Leandro Barbosa after the World Cup is over. If healthy, he can help. -- Matt.
Miami Herald Aug 27, 2014

Guard Shannon Brown signs with Miami Heat

Shannon Brown signed Wednesday with the Miami Heat, the ninth team the veteran guard has been part of in his career.
Miami Herald Aug 27, 2014

Miami Heat signs veteran shooting guard Shannon Brown

Seeking help at backup shooting guard behind Dwyane Wade, the Heat on Wednesday signed journeyman Shannon Brown, who has played for seven teams in eight NBA seasons.
Miami Herald Aug 27, 2014

Heat sign veteran G Shannon Brown

The Miami Heat announced Wednesday that they have signed veteran guard Shannon Brown.

Miami Heat sign veteran guard Shannon Brown

Heat fortify backcourt depth that also includes Dwyane Wade, Mario Chalmers, Norris Cole, Reggie Williams, Shabazz Napier and Tyler Johnson.

Miami Heat sign veteran guard Shannon Brown

The Miami Heat added veteran depth to their backcourt Wednesday with the signing of free-agent guard Shannon Brown.

What's next for Miami Heat 2014-15 roster (Updated)

An updated look at the status of the 15 players who ended the season on the Heat roster and those who since have been added:

ASK IRA: Should Heat consider Hasheem Thabeet?

Q: Ira, all week you've been talking about the Heat lacking a rim protector and that's why the defense needs to be better. So what about Hasheem Thabeet now that he's going to be released by Philly? -- Thad.

ASK IRA: Is Wade still capable of setting a defensive example?

Q: I know Leandro Barbosa and Jordan Crawford, if the Heat sign one or both, are capable of providing good offense in short bursts, but who is going to play better defense? -- Bryan, Mountain View, Calif.

Heat at 40-1 to win title, 16-1 (4th overall) to win East

LeBron James has added Kevin Love in Cleveland. Pat Riley has reloaded in Miami. So how have the betting lines readjusted? Here's how, per Bovada.lv:

Beasley's number appears up (again) with Heat

Sunday notes: There was a reprieve for No. 30, but No. 8 didn't quite add up. Plus: Remembering "Knick Bavetta"; the Australian avenue; and last Mav standing.

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    Danny Granger

    Getting to know the new Heat players - Part 3 of 3: Danny Granger

  • Chris Bosh

    Chris Bosh

    At long last … Love: It’s official, All-Star big man Kevin Love joins Cavaliers, quest for title begins

  • Reggie Williams

    Reggie Williams

    Miami Heat sign veteran guard Shannon Brown

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