5:32 PM EDT, Tue July 22, 2014
Miami Heat Blog | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

ASK IRA: Will loss of LeBron have Heat players digging deeper?

Q: Hey Ira, you always hear that the truly great players make their teammates better. Now, I'm not arguing with the Heat's success with LeBron James, but do you feel that he made anyone better? Seems like, at least stat-wise, many players did worse as the years went on. I know age/injury were responsible for some of that, but I'd like to get your thoughts. -- Jerry, Fort Lauderdale

Oklahoman

Oklahoma City Thunder: Anthony Morrow has paved a unique NBA path to Oklahoma City

BY ANTHONY SLATERUndrafted out of Georgia Tech, Anthony Morrow entered the 2008 Orlando Summer League expected to be little more than a roster-filler for the Miami Heat — a practice player for an exhibition team. But a shoulder injury to the already established Daequan Cook cracked the door.Read more on NewsOK.com

Heat Zone | Palm Beach Post

Heat open free agency with call to surprising name

Everyone expected Miami to make a run at guys like Kyle Lowry and Carmelo Anthony, but one of its first calls in free agency was to a player almost no one saw coming. According to Yahoo! Sports, Heat team president Pat Riley called former All-Star forward Luol Deng within the first hour or so of the market being open. Deng played his first nine-plus seasons with the Bulls before they traded him to Cleveland last year. Deng, 29, has been one of the best all-around players in the league the last few years and, despite injury history, should be a coveted target. [More]