1:06 PM EST, Sat February 25, 2017
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Hassan Whiteside’s 2-point effort made him a franchise player for a game

Hassan Whiteside’s 2-point effort made him a franchise player for a game

Waiters’ +30 and Whitside’s +20 ratings versus Hawks were real keys to victory Tyler Johnson’s game-high 23 points and the Miami Heat’s 17 made 3-point shots were the beneficiaries of the floor spacing that Hassan Whiteside and Dion Waiters provided the team. Hassan set many screen assists as well as block assists that gave teammates running starts and open looks. .@youngwhiteside sent it back! #AgentBlock pic.twitter.com/ycY00r660h— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) February 25, 2017 Waiters collapsed the defense into the paint, Whiteside drew defenders into paint and willingly passed...
4 hours ago
Game Preview: Heat head home to take on Pacers

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 by numberFire Broadcast Info: TV: FOX Sports Sun (Eric Reid, Tony Fiorentino, Jason Jackson) Radio: The Ticket 790AM & The HEAT Radio Network (Mike Ing
14 hours ago
Heat dominate Hawks for 108-90 blowout win

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 dissipated. Miami once again displayed very strong defense, to the point that the Hawks were completely out of rhythm and ended up shooting 38% for the game, and efficient shooting with a season-high 17 3-pointers...
Feb 24, 2017
Terrence Jones waived: would he be a fit for the Heat?

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

How could Miami Heat make room for Jones? The Miami Heat still have time before March 1, 2017 to pick up a playoff-eligble player. However they have to make room for him by reducing their roster below the 15 player limit. Terrence Jones was waived by the Sacramento Kings so he could be picked up before March 1 and participate in post-season play for another team. Miami still has five days to tweak their roster for a change, if they decided one made sense. Waiving Josh McRoberts would be an interesting strategy, except a waived player cannot be resigned for a year, a la Jarnell Stokes last...
Feb 24, 2017
HHH GameTime Preview: Heat Visit Atlanta

HHH GameTime Preview: Heat Visit Atlanta

The Heat return to action with a road matchup against the Hawks in Atlanta. Tonight at 8PM EST, the Miami Heat will play the Hawks at the Philips Arena in Atlanta. This will be the fourth and final contest this season between the two teams, short of a possible playoff series. Atlanta won the first two, 93-90 in Miami on November 15th, and 103-95 in Atlanta on December 6th. Miami took a home matchup against the Hawks on February 1st in the last meeting between the two, by a 116-93 final. In that game, Miami’s ninth consecutive victory at the time, the Heat were led by 27 points, five...
Feb 23, 2017
Pat Riley discusses Heat’s inactivity after NBA trade deadline

Pat Riley discusses Heat’s inactivity after NBA trade deadline

Riley explains why the team stood pat at the deadline. After the NBA trade deadline came and went at 3:00pm on Thursday without any roster moves by the Miami Heat, team president Pat Riley emerged from his office to address the media at the AmericanAirlines Arena to discuss why the front office chose to stand pat. “We said at the beginning of the year that this was a team that we liked; a group of young players and we wanted to see who would emerge,” he said. “At 10-21 (11-30 before the streak), it seemed like we had nothing and nothing to lose. And then there was a lot of adversity...
Feb 23, 2017
Chris Bosh joins TNT as Studio Analyst

Chris Bosh joins TNT as Studio Analyst

Chris Bosh has joined TNT as a studio analyst effectively eliminating any possibility of season return. While the Heat were non-players in the NBA trade deadline, there was some Heat news involving “current” forward Chris Bosh. It was announced that Bosh would be joining the TNT team as a studio analyst for their Player’s Only segment. The new segment will begin on February 27th and Bosh will appear alongside former players, Chris Webber, Isiah Thomas and Baron Davis. Additionally, they’ll incorporate pieces of Kevin Garnett’s Area 21 into the segment. NBA.com outlines the...
Feb 23, 2017
Trade Deadline Report: Heat shopping McRoberts & Ellington together

Trade Deadline Report: Heat shopping McRoberts & Ellington together

The NBA trade deadline is today at 3pm. The NBA trade deadline is upon us and the Miami Heat have now surfaced again. And no surprise, they are trying to move Josh McRoberts and his contract. This is per a report from Chris Mannix. Miami has shopped a Wayne Ellington/Josh McRoberts package, sources told @TheVertical. Heat appear interested in moving contracts.— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixYS) February 23, 2017 The Heat have tried and tried to deal McRoberts who has another year on his contract and hasn’t found his groove with the team amid so many injuries. But now, it seems as...
Feb 22, 2017
Heat rank near bottom of league in affordability

Heat rank near bottom of league in affordability

According to a study, Miami metro residents need to work 13.1 hours to see the Heat play. With the All Star Game in the rearview mirror, the Miami Heat will look to continue their strong play in hopes of making an improbable playoff berth after an 11-30 start to the season. But a study recently found that residents of the Miami metro area may have a hard time buying tickets to see the Heat play. The personal finance Web site ValuePenguin published a report on the affordability of each NBA team’s games, using the respective metro area’s median household income. And the Heat ranked...
Feb 22, 2017
Terrence Jones for Josh Richardson trade could help both teams

Terrence Jones for Josh Richardson trade could help both teams

As second-round draft choice, Richardson’s contract expires after next season. A Terrence Jones and Josh Richardson trade benefits both teams. The Miami Heat get a proven forward in their run for a playoff spot, while the New Orleans Pelicans clear up their logjam in the front court with the acquisition of DeMarcus Cousins. Even the ages of Richardson (24) and Jones (25) are close. While Richardson seems a keeper, his contract expires after next season when he is set to become a restricted free agent. While Hassan Whiteside, Goran Dragic and Justise Winslow are tied up for four years,...
Feb 21, 2017
Okaro White rejoins Heat after playing in D-League All-Star game

Okaro White rejoins Heat after playing in D-League All-Star game

White’s brief assignment back to Skyforce has him ready for practice in Miami. The Miami Heat announced Tuesday that forward Okaro White has been recalled to the team after a quick assignment to the Sioux Falls Skyforce last week. The roster transaction was made so that White’s return to the active roster of the Heat’s NBA Development League affiliate team would allow him to participate in the D-League All-Star Game on Saturday. He totaled four points, two rebounds and two assists in just under 16 minutes of action. Meanwhile, fellow D-League All-Star Marcus Georges-Hunt’s 10-day...
Feb 21, 2017
Will the Heat make moves at the trade deadline?

Will the Heat make moves at the trade deadline?

The Heat are generally unpredictable when it comes to the trade deadline, but we take a look at who might be on the chopping block come Thursday. The Miami Heat front office is unpredictable when it comes to the trade deadline. There are times when very little is changed, but other times Pat Riley can pull a rabbit out of his hat in the form of players like Tim Hardaway and Goran Dragic. As the Heat prepare for a playoff push, with a relatively light schedule ahead, one might wonder if they’ll attempt a coup come February 23rd. With that in mind, it’s worth analyzing who the Heat could...
Feb 21, 2017
Sioux Falls Skyforce reacquire former Heat prospect Greg Whittington

Sioux Falls Skyforce reacquire former Heat prospect Greg Whittington

The athletic forward returns to the D-League after a stint in Australia. The Sioux Falls Skyforce have announced that forward Greg Whittington is returning to the team via returning player rights. The Miami Heat’s NBA Development League affiliate team re-signed Whittington after appearing in 28 games averaging 11.5 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.5 steals per game for the Sydney Kings in Australia. Markeith Cummings was waived to make room on the Skyforce roster. The 6’-8” forward was an integral member of the Skyforce’s historic season last year in which they set a...
Feb 20, 2017
Bipolar first half of the season leads to a Miami Heat identity crisis

Bipolar first half of the season leads to a Miami Heat identity crisis

Who expected such dramatic mood swings before the All-Star break? The Miami Heat got snowed under by a blizzard of injuries during the first half of the season. An unlikely call-up from the frigid terrain of Sioux Falls put the warmth in the Heat again. Which personality will the team exhibit after mid-season break ends? Who should guide Miami when action resumes again? A simple sampling of the player's won-lost record via NBA stats reveals surprising results. Miami lost all 5 games when James Johnson was out, lost 8 of 9 games without Reed and 7 of 8 games without...
Feb 16, 2017
Shane Battier joins Miami Heat front office

Shane Battier joins Miami Heat front office

Battier will be the Director of Basketball Development & Analytics Former Miami Heat champion and all-around good guy Shane Battier is returning to the organization in a new role as Director of Basketball Development & Analytics. Battier’s duties will include the “development of analytics in evaluating all talent, including college, free agents and current Miami players,” according to the team’s press release. “We believe Shane is an incredible example of our Heat program, not only for the present, but also for the future,” said Pat Riley. “He embodies everything that we are...