4:41 PM EDT, Sat June 24, 2017
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Bleacherreport predicts Hayward to Miami

Bleacherreport predicts Hayward to Miami

Winner of The Gordon Hayward Sweepstakes will be the Miami Heat according to Bleacherreport The bleacherreport.com article, Latest Rumors and Predictions for Gordon Hayward and More, concludes Gordon Hayward being in a Miami Heat uniform this coming season. Smart money might suggest the Heat. Utah is a quality team mired in a wild conference and Boston seems to have a bit of a logjam at Hayward's position, not to mention an apparent hesitancy to make big moves. Miami has the weather, Whiteside and Riley going for it, with one superstar arrival away from making it a serious contender in the...
22 hours ago
Pat Riley, Erik Spoelstra introduce Bam Adebayo as “perfect fit” for Heat

Pat Riley, Erik Spoelstra introduce Bam Adebayo as “perfect fit” for Heat

With Bam’s athleticism and versatility, Spo and Riley can’t wait to plug him into their system. The Miami Heat made what many considered to be the first surprise of the 2017 NBA Draft on Thursday night when they selected Bam Adebayo out of Kentucky with the No. 14 pick. But as team president Pat Riley and head coach Erik Spoelstra said the following day to start Bam’s introductory press conference at the AmericanAirlines Arena, they both agreed that he was a perfect fit for the team. “We are really excited about having Bam join our organization,” said Spoelstra. “We do think...
Jun 23, 2017
Miami Heat reach Summer League deals with 3 undrafted prospects

Miami Heat reach Summer League deals with 3 undrafted prospects

After going drafted in 2017, London Perrantes, Jamel Artis, Zak Irvin join the Miami Heat summer league teams. After the Miami Heat grabbed Edrice “Bam” Adebayo in the 2017 NBA Draft, they asked London Perrantes, Jamel Artis, Zak Irvin to join their Summer League team in Orlando. London Perrantes video. Jamel Artis video: Zak Irvin video NBA Summer League 2017 begins on the same day as free agency, July 1 in Orlando, Florida. Miami started the process of filling out their squad right after the draft, along with other participating NBA teams. Most players in Orlando will be free...
Jun 23, 2017
30 Years of Heat: All-Time All-Player Countdown #105-103

30 Years of Heat: All-Time All-Player Countdown #105-103

Josh McRoberts features amongst today’s Heat countdown. 105. Josh McRoberts Joshua Scott McRoberts, a 6’10”, 240 lb. center / power forward from Indianapolis, Indiana, averaged 13 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists in his final season at Duke University. He was born on February 28th, 1987, and got selected 20 years later in the 2007 NBA Draft, in the second round by the Portland Trail Blazers, 37th overall. After a season with the Blazers in which McRoberts appeared in eight games, he played three seasons with the Indiana Pacers (147 games), a season with the Los Angeles Lakers...
Jun 22, 2017
Quick reaction: Athletic Kentucky big man Bam Adebayo going to Miami

Quick reaction: Athletic Kentucky big man Bam Adebayo going to Miami

Miami added Bam Adebayo with the 14th pick of the 2017 NBA Draft. The newest addition to the proud Miami Heat franchise is Bam Adebayo! Adebayo comes to South Beach after spending his first and only collegiate season at the University of Kentucky. He became the third Wildcat to be selected in the 2017 NBA Draft. Bam wasn’t on many Heat fans’ radars, but he is a solid player nonetheless. The Kentucky big man averaged 13 points and 8 rebounds on 59.9% shooting from the floor in 30 minutes of action per contest. While he didn’t blow away the stat sheet, Adebayo brings a lot of energy and...
Jun 22, 2017
Heat select Bam Adebayo with 14th pick

Heat select Bam Adebayo with 14th pick

Miami went with a surprising pick And the newest member of the Miami Heat is... The Heat will select Bam Adebayo with the No. 14 pick, league source tells @TheVertical. Live: https://t.co/pVi69FXz4V— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 23, 2017
Jun 22, 2017
NBA Draft 2017 Live Thread: Who will the Heat pick?

NBA Draft 2017 Live Thread: Who will the Heat pick?

Anticipation is building as the NBA Draft begins.. This is the live thread for the 2017 NBA Draft with the Miami Heat holding on to the No. 14 pick (for now). Stay up to date with the NBA Draft with @HotHotHoops on Twitter and on Facebook. First round 1. Philadelphia 76ers (from Brooklyn Nets via Boston Celtics) 2. L.A. Lakers 3. Boston Celtics (from Sacramento Kings via Philadelphia 76ers) 4. Phoenix Suns 5. Sacramento Kings (from Philadelphia) 6. Orlando Magic 7. Minnesota Timberwolves 8. New York Knicks 9. Dallas Mavericks 10. Sacramento (from New Orleans) 11. Charlotte Hornets 12....
Jun 22, 2017
Heat interested in LaMarcus Aldridge, could draft big man

Heat interested in LaMarcus Aldridge, could draft big man

Miami may take the sharpshooting TJ Leaf in the Draft. The Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson said that the Miami Heat are interested in LaMarcus Aldridge. But the Spurs are reportedly looking for a haul that Miami would have trouble matching. Spurs looking to receive top-5 pick in exchange for LaMarcus Aldridge, per @AmicoHoops https://t.co/turDMOWykL pic.twitter.com/lkEKYNfOUB— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 22, 2017 The Spurs are seeking a big return for LaMarcus Aldridge. https://t.co/9JeQ2iH0Jw— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 22, 2017 Jackson also said that Miami...
Jun 22, 2017
NBA Draft 2017: Schedule, how to watch, draft order, Heat links

NBA Draft 2017: Schedule, how to watch, draft order, Heat links

Everything a Heat fan needs to watch the 2017 NBA Draft tonight and be informed. After countless hours of debate, research, film watching and scouting, the Miami Heat along with the rest of the NBA teams will make their selections tonight in the 2017 NBA Draft from what is expected to be a deep pool of talented players. Miami currently holds the No. 14 selection in the draft, with Hot Hot Hoops continuously monitoring the NBA newswire for any news, rumors, possible trades and everything else related to the Heat. Later tonight we will post the 2017 NBA Draft live thread along with instant...
Jun 22, 2017
30 Years of Heat: All-Time All-Player Countdown #108-106

30 Years of Heat: All-Time All-Player Countdown #108-106

Shandon Anderson, “the Iron Virgin,” and “Big Z” feature today’s countdown. 108. Shandon Anderson Shandon Anderson, brother of fellow Heat-alumni Willie Anderson, is a 6'6" small forward from Atlanta, GA. Born on December 31st, 1973, he graduated from Crim High in his hometown with the Class of 1992. He joined the Bulldogs with the University of Georgia for four seasons of collegiate ball, averaging 13 points, five rebounds, and just under three assists in 27 minutes per game. The Utah Jazz picked him in the second round of the 1996 draft with the 54th overall pick. Anderson...
Jun 21, 2017
Draft or D-League? Heat’s revolutionizes path to NBA success

Draft or D-League? Heat’s revolutionizes path to NBA success

Miami Heat’s new way to contention could change how NBA builds teams. Miami Heat unparalleled success in mining NBA D-League talent may lead others to change their minds on basing their franchise’s future on teenager draft choices. Of the 420 draft picks since 2010, only 8 made any 2017 All-NBA team, and 6 were available within the Heat’s current 14th slot. The new two-way contracts could allow Miami to trade down for extra picks and play the odds to see if their draft selections ever pan out. Here’s some draft assessments of players picked #14 or lower, since 2010, who made any...
Jun 21, 2017
30 Years of Heat: All-Time All-Player Countdown #111-109

30 Years of Heat: All-Time All-Player Countdown #111-109

Three big men are featured in today’s countdown. 111. Christian Laettner Christian Laettner was a 6'11" center and power forward. A native of Angola, NY, he was born on August 17th, 1969. He played for the Duke University Blue Devils for four seasons. His last three seasons would see him average 19 points, eight and a half rebounds, and two assists per game. Before getting drafted, he was selected to the 1992 NBA Dream Team, the only college player such honored. The Minnesota Timberwolves picked him in the first round of the draft, third overall behind Shaquille O'Neal and Alonzo...
Jun 20, 2017
Hot Hot Hoops 2017 NBA Draft Player Profiles

Hot Hot Hoops 2017 NBA Draft Player Profiles

HHH takes a look at which players could be available when the Heat make their pick. The Miami Heat have a wealth of options in what is believed to be a deep draft this year with the No. 14 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft. Do they go with the best available player or on a high-risk, high-reward project such as the talented Harry Giles with his history of knee issues? Here are several intriguing college prospects and what they each bring to the table, courtesy of Hot Hot Hoops writers Cole Patterson and Kevin Haswell.
Jun 20, 2017
One 2017 mock draft has Heat selecting De-Aaron Fox

One 2017 mock draft has Heat selecting De-Aaron Fox

Draft picks #2 to #6, this decade, produced no 2017 All-NBA members. Later picks with more AAU experience fare better. One Fansided 2017 mock draft has Miami Heat trading up to #6 for De’Aaron Fox. This strategy has poor record, so far, during this decade. Not a wise strategy lately. Fansided’s Sir Charles In Charge proposes giving away Goran Dragic, Josh Richardson, and the 14th pick, to get the 6th pick (De’Aaron Fox) and Bismack Biyombo. The history draft picks from this decade suggest the picks #2 to #6 didn’t have a significant impact on creating All-NBA stars. The 2017 All-NBA...
Jun 20, 2017
30 Years of Heat: All-Time All-Player Countdown #114-112

30 Years of Heat: All-Time All-Player Countdown #114-112

James Ennis features in today’s countdown article. 114. James Ennis Ennis, a 6’7”, 210 lb. small forward from Ventura, California, was born on July 1st, 1990. After playing college ball with California State University at Long Beach, the Atlanta Hawks chose him in the second round of the 2013 NBA Draft with the 50th overall selection. Ennis never played with the Hawks, getting traded to the Heat for a second round pick later in the day. He made his NBA debut a year later, scoring five memorable points with two rebounds in 15 minutes of Miami’s season opening 107-95 victory against...