11:46 PM EDT, Fri August 18, 2017
12 hours ago
Jordan Mickey reportedly finalizing deal to join Heat

Jordan Mickey reportedly finalizing deal to join Heat

Mickey close to signing minimum deal with Miami. Former Boston Celtics player Jordan Mickey is reportedly close to signing with the Miami Heat. According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, the guaranteed contract is a $1.5 million veteran’s minimum deal with a team option for the 2018-19 season. Sources: Former Celtics draft pick Jordan Mickey is finalizing a guaranteed $1.5M minimum deal with the Miami Heat, with '18-19 team option.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) August 18, 2017 The 6’-8” power forward out of LSU was drafted in the second round (No. 33 overall) by the Boston...
16 hours ago
Miami Heat Position Preview: Shooting Guard

Miami Heat Position Preview: Shooting Guard

We continue our look at the Miami Heat roster position by position and now look at shooting guard. We dove into a new series evaluating the team by position. After checking out what Goran Dragic offers at point guard (READ IT HERE), and then placing Tyler Johnson as his backup, it’s time to move down the line and talk about shooting guard. So let’s take a look at how this position shakes out for the Heat. The Starter: Dion WaitersStatus: Confirmed Dion Waiters proved his worth last year as a valuable piece in the starting lineup. While he was making small cash last year on a make good...
Aug 17, 2017
Udonis Haslem: ‘We’d love to have’ Dwyane Wade back

Udonis Haslem: ‘We’d love to have’ Dwyane Wade back

The Heat captain added to the speculation that the Miami Heat and Dwyane Wade are headed for a reunion. ESPN’s Nick Friedell reported that the “widespread belief” within the Chicago Bulls organization is that Dwyane Wade and the Chicago Bulls will work out a buyout agreement at some point this season. That has fueled speculation that Wade will rejoin the only other NBA franchise he’s played for — the Miami Heat. And now, we have as good a source as any who has weighed in — Udonis Haslem. Amid his frequent conversations with Dwyane Wade, Udonis Haslem discusses heightened...
Aug 17, 2017
2 former Miami Heat players in a NBA

2 former Miami Heat players in a NBA "Most Hated Players" list

One player is easy to guess, but the infamous list includes a Heat icon. The love/hate saga fills the NBA career of LeBron James. A recent piece includes him in the Miami Heat heritage as part of a “Most Hated” list. Hated by: Opposing fans, entire city of Cleveland Why? The hate for LeBron has diminished since his return to Cleveland, but during his tenure with the Heat you'd be hard-pressed to find an NBA fan outside of South Florida who didn't despise him. Okay, some Heat fans would join the Cavaliers hate bandwagon today. The article refers to how making Miami's "Big 3" created a...
Aug 17, 2017
1996-97 Heat to be playable in NBA 2K18

1996-97 Heat to be playable in NBA 2K18

The Heat/Knicks rivalry burns again thanks to NBA 2K’s Classic Team Mode. NBA 2K18 will work to reignite the rivalry between Knicks and Heat fans with the inclusion of 96-97 Heat and 98 Knicks. Both teams will be part of 2K’s “Classic Teams”. The 1996-1997 Heat were phenomenal. They finished the season 61-21, were coached by Pat Riley and were defensive juggernauts. The team’s best players were Heat legends, Tim Hardaway and Alonzo Mourning. Unfortunately they fell to Michael Jordan’s Bulls in the Eastern Conference Finals, but not before angering Knicks fans in the semis. ...
Aug 17, 2017
Wade could reach a buyout with the Bulls in the next few months

Wade could reach a buyout with the Bulls in the next few months

According to a report by Nick Friedell of ESPN, Wade is could reach a buyout with the Bulls in the coming months, could he be headed back to Miami? According to a report issued by Nick Friedell of ESPN, Dwyane Wade could reach a buyout with the Chicago Bulls in the next few months. He explained saying: Dwyane Wade isn't expected to be long for the organization's future, as nobody would be surprised if he decided not to stick around for a season in the tank and instead chooses to reach a buyout agreement at some point in the next few months. A buyout agreement would free the Bulls from...
Aug 17, 2017
The Birdman and The Warden: 30 Years of Heat

The Birdman and The Warden: 30 Years of Heat

Chris Andersen and Joel Anthony are featured in today’s countdown article, coming in at number 34 and 33. 34. Joel Anthony Joel Anthony, a left handed shooter from Montreal, Canada, is an undersized 6'9", 245 lb. center for the current iteration of the Miami Heat. Born on August 9th, 1982, he played two seasons with Pensacola Junior college before signing on with the Runnin' Rebels at UNLV. He scored five points with four rebounds per game as a senior in 2006-07. On February 7th that season, he recorded 13 blocks and 11 rebounds in a game against the Horned Frogs of TCU. After going...
Aug 16, 2017
ESPN panel predicts Heat to go 44-38, finish sixth

ESPN panel predicts Heat to go 44-38, finish sixth

The panel said that Miami was not as bad as last season’s start, or as good as last season’s finish. As I mentioned earlier this month, ESPN’s real plus/minus formula predicts that the Miami Heat will finish with 42.3 wins and a seventh seed in the playoffs. The worldwide leader’s panel of NBA analysts was a little more generous. In a forecast of the NBA playoffs, an ESPN panel predicted the Eastern Conference standings. This article had Miami finishing 44-38, good enough for the sixth seed and a match-up with the Washington Wizards. The panel thought that Miami was neither the...
Aug 16, 2017
NoCo and BShaw: 30 Years of Heat

NoCo and BShaw: 30 Years of Heat

Norris Cole and Brian Shaw each played point for the Miami Heat. 36. Norris Cole Norris Cole was born on October 13th, 1988 (three weeks before the Heat would take the court for the first time). Born in Dayton, OH, he is a 6'2" point guard, and a graduate of Cleveland State University. He played four seasons with the team, starting the last three and averaging 21.7 points, six rebounds and five assists as a senior in 2010-11. The Heat acquired Chris Bosh by trading Cole's eventual pick and another away to the Toronto Raptors in 2010. The pick was traded to the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls...
Aug 16, 2017
Miami Heat Position Preview: Point Guard

Miami Heat Position Preview: Point Guard

We take a look at the Miami Heat’s point guard position for the upcoming season. Miami Heat Position Previews is our look at the Heat roster by position examining the strengths and weaknesses. In our pilot article here, we are beginning with the point guard position. So let’s take a look at how it all is going to unfold. The Starter: Goran DragicStatus: Confirmed Goran Dragic is the clear starter for the Miami Heat at point guard. Making $17 million this season for the team, it only makes sense he is leading the ship from his preferred position. At 31 years old, Dragic averaged 20.3 PPG...
Aug 15, 2017
Heat Links: Who’s going to start at power forward?

Heat Links: Who’s going to start at power forward?

Today’s Heat Links look at who might start at power forward for Miami, the new season’s schedule quirks and more Heat Links: Anthony Chiang takes a look at who should start at power forward for the Heat. [Palm Beach Post] Ira Winderman analyzes Miami’s season schedule. [Sun Sentinel] The Heat will be the first NBA Team to switch entirely onto smartphone tickets. [The Verge] HHH’s very own Diego Quezada reports that the Heat may be looking at John Crotty to succeed Tony Fiorentino in the broadcast booth. [Hot Hot Hoops] Around the league: Sixers will have more national TV...
Aug 15, 2017
Employee Number Eight and B.O.

Employee Number Eight and B.O.

Billy Owens and Antoine Walker are featured in today’s countdown article. 38. Billy Owens Billy Owens, born May 1st, 1969, was a 6'8" guard and forward from Carlisle, PA. After playing at the prep level with Carlisle High, leading the team to four consecutive state titles and making the McDonalds All American squad in 1988, he played college ball with the Syracuse Orangemen for three seasons, averaging 23.3 points, 11.6 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game as a junior in 1990-91. After declaring early for the 1991 draft, he was selected with the third overall pick by the Sacramento Kings....
Aug 15, 2017
The 1 schedule quirk that gives the Heat an advantage

The 1 schedule quirk that gives the Heat an advantage

The Heat may have a slight advantage in the East solely based on their schedule. The NBA released it’s regular season schedule for all 30 of the teams on Monday. If you missed it, you can see the Heat’s full schedule right HERE. But maybe there is something you missed while checking it out. Every year, because of the number of teams there is a structure that is followed. Every team will play each opponent from the other conference twice, one home and one away. Additionally, they will play every conference opponent 4 times with the exception of four teams that they will only play three...
Aug 14, 2017
Heat announce 2017-18 ticket plans, single game tickets go on sale Sep. 15

Heat announce 2017-18 ticket plans, single game tickets go on sale Sep. 15

Season tickets, partial ticket plans and individual game tickets are being offered. In conjunction with the release of the 2017-18 NBA schedule, the Miami Heat have announced several ticket options for fans to enjoy the team’s home games at the AmericanAirlines Arena. One new option, the HEAT Bounce Pass is an affordable option for fans to have access to all preseason and regular season games, 44 in total, at the 400 section for just $599 — which averages out to a budget-friendly $13.61 for each game. As a reminder, fans must have access to a smartphone in order to gain entry into the...
Aug 14, 2017
Miami Heat regular season schedule released

Miami Heat regular season schedule released

Check out the Miami Heat’s regular season schedule right here. The NBA released the regular season schedule for all 30 NBA teams on Monday, including the Miami Heat. And we have all the details for you right here. The Heat will open the season in Orlando against the Magic and will have their home opener against the Indiana Pacers a few days later. Miami will play on MLK Day against Dwyane Wade and the Chicago Bulls at 3:30PM as well. You can view the schedule right HERE October18: @ Orlando21: Indiana23: Atlanta25: San Antonio28: Boston30: Minnesota November1: Chicago3: @ Denver5: @ LA...