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Dwyane Wade's cousin shot dead while pushing her baby in stroller on South Side

Chicago basketball star Dwyane Wade's cousin was shot dead while she was pushing her baby in a stroller Friday afternoon near an elementary school in the Parkway Gardens neighborhood, according to police and a family spokesman. Nykea Aldridge, 32, and a man were walking in the 6300 block of South...

Winderman: Heat looking to Whiteside for an assist (or two)| Commentary

Sunday notes: One way to help the 3-point game would be the ball coming out of the post. Also: The Heat as Warriors template; Justise for all?: and D-League draft.

ASK IRA: Is Hassan Whiteside effectively the Heat's 'signature replacement'?

  August 27, 2016 Q: Ira, I love the kids on the Heat. But realistically, how can they be better without a signature replacement for Dwyane Wade, or with Chris Bosh remaining sidelined? -- Ey, Miami. A: Wasn't that signature replacement decided when Hassan Whiteside put his signature on that four-year,...

Spoelstra in Slovenia with Dragic, stressing playing at Goran-speed

Amid the uncertainty of a return by power forward Chris Bosh, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra is speaking of his team playing at the preferred pace of point guard Goran Dragic. With Spoelstra overseas this weekend to visit with Dragic, who is playing with the Slovenian national team, the Heat released...

Former Pine Crest star Brandon Knight reaching comfort zone in NBA

Brandon Knight hasn't needed much time to learn the business side of playing in NBA. The Phoenix Suns are his third team in five seasons. He's had just about enough time to unpack at each spot before moving to the next city. Despite so much change, there remains one constant. Knight has flourished...

From father's murder, Wayne Ellington brings a story of healing to Heat

Wayne Ellington brings more than 3-point shooting to the Miami Heat. He brings perspective. He brings tears. He brings hope. That's the part you may not know. That's the part he wants to make sure you know. "There's no question that I'm still working through it," he says quietly but expressively,...

Ranking the USA Olympic basketball teams since 1992

The United States has won 15 Gold Medals at the Olympics in men’s basketball, two silver and one bronze. But since NBA players started representing the country, the US has captures six golds and one ...

NBA free agents: Class of 2016 (Updated)

A look at the 2016 NBA free-agent market: Agreed to terms (with 2016-17 team in parentheses): Quincy Acy (Mavericks), Arron Afflalo (Kings), Cole Aldrich (Timberwolves), Alan Anderson (Clippers), Chris Andersen (Cavaliers), James Anderson (Turkey), Ryan Anderson (Rockets), Darrell Arthur (Nuggets),...
Miami Heat guard Briante Weber not feeling pressure of full roster

Miami Heat guard Briante Weber not feeling pressure of full roster

MIAMI — The Heat’s current roster is made up of 19 players, but only 15 guaranteed contracts. With Miami forced to cut its team down to 15 players for the start of the regular season on ...

Heat championship D-League team offering open tryout Oct. 9

The Miami Heat's NBA Development League championship affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, will hold open tryouts Oct. 9 at Ransom Everglades High School. The session will offer the opportunity to work in front of Skyforce and Heat coaches for the opportunity to earn an invitation to Sioux Falls'...

'Nole way? FSU product Okaro White seeking a breakthrough with Heat

When it comes to Miami Heat lineage, Okaro White appreciates that Florida State is playing from behind. To a degree, that had been the case in the NBA, as well. "Yeah, yeah, it's about time," the former Seminoles forward-turned-Heat hopeful said. "We haven't had a breakthrough since who? Sam Cassell?...
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Tuesday's Heat Links: Udonis Haslem now the team leader, captain

Tuesdays Heat Links: Udonis Haslem now the team leader, captain

Video: Will LeBron James play for USA in 2020 Olympics?

Jerry Colangelo says the rest of the world needs to get its act together. Basketball Insiders’ Steve Kyler & Noah Coslov react to that & discuss what Team USA may look like at the 2020 ...
Udonis Haslem taking active role with young Miami Heat players

Udonis Haslem taking active role with young Miami Heat players

MIAMI — With Dwyane Wade gone, Udonis Haslem is clearly the Heat’s leader and captain. While Haslem hasn’t organized a team gathering to help unite the players after this offseason’s roster shakeup yet, there has ...

Heat's prospects not feeling crowded out, yet

Monday was a celebration for and about youth for the Miami Heat. So on the first day of classes, the team arrived at Shadowlawn Elementary in support of a school that Miami-Dade Superintendant Alberto M. Carvalho noted had made the one-year jump from an "F" to a "B" rating. In celebrating a moment...