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Heat's Dan Craig eager for U.S. Olympic call to duty alongside Popovich

The call to duty started as innocuously as another trip to AmericanAirlines Arena. "I was driving to work," Miami Heat assistant coach Dan Craig said, "and a random number popped up on my caller ID and I picked it up and, 'Hey coach, this is Coach Popovich.' " As in San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg...
Jul 21, 2018

China team reportedly willing to offer Dwyane Wade 'monster deal'

Or perhaps there is a third option? As the Miami Heat await a decision from Dwyane Wade on whether the 36-year-old guard will decide to return for a 16th NBA season, a Saturday report out of China said the Xinjiang Flying Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association are prepared to offer the guard...
Jul 20, 2018

Former Heat forward Ricky Davis gives back before Big3 appearance

Ricky Davis never was able to catch a break with the Miami Heat, but he never lost sight of those who could use a break. So before taking to the court Friday night with the Big3 at AmericanAirlines Arena, Davis did as he has done at the other stops of Ice Cub's halfcourt basketball tour and helped...
Jul 19, 2018

Carmelo Anthony deal to Hawks could put Heat in play for forward

Carmelo Anthony's bags are packed and the former All-Star forward is on the move. Whether that leaves the Miami Heat as a potential destination remains to be seen. Two weeks after the Heat were granted permission to meet in Las Vegas with Anthony's representatives in case the forward were to receive...
Jul 19, 2018

Miami Heat in 'holding pattern' with Papa John's

Unlike the Miami Marlins, who have severed ties with the Papa John's after revelations that founder John Schnatter used a racial slur about African-Americans during a conference call in May, the Miami Heat said Thursday that the team remains "in a holding pattern" regarding their marketing and...
Jul 19, 2018

Quentin Richardson takes stock of Dwyane Wade, Heat tenure, Big3 visit

Quentin Richardson appreciates gap years. He was a part of one of them for the Miami Heat. He also appreciates the greatness of Dwyane Wade. It is with those memories that he returns Friday to AmericanAirlines Arena as part of Ice Cube's Big3 halfcourt basketball league. A member of the Heat in...
Jul 19, 2018

ASK IRA: Will Kawhi Leonard go down as another who got away from the Heat?

  July 19, 2018 Q: Kevin Durant, Gordon Hayward and now Kawhi Leonard. Have the Heat lost their touch? Does this mean no Carmelo Anthony? -- Wes. A: This has nothing to do with "touch," because this wasn't a matter of free agency, as it was with the pitches to Durant and Hayward. This was a matter...
Jul 18, 2018

Dwyane Wade remains non-committal about NBA future amid China tour

Dwyane Wade again has declined to offer clarity or finality when it comes to his decision about returning to the NBA or Miami Heat. In an interview with the Associated Press that focused on his Wednesday lifetime deal with China-based sporting-apparel manufacturer Li Ning, the Heat's all-time leading...
Jul 18, 2018

Ice Cube's Big3 becomes place to keep NBA (and ex-Heat) dreams alive

The novelty is in the approach: halfcourt basketball played on a competitive level by those who recently showcased their 94-foot skills in the NBA. The reality is what the Big3 has become: a showcase for several who refuse to allow their NBA dreams to die. It is among the reasons Amar'e Stoudemire...
Jul 17, 2018

Big3 in Miami: Who? What? Where? When?

A look at the Big3 halfcourt-basketball circuit’s visit to AmericanAirlines Arena on Friday night: What: Big3 in Miami Where: AmericanAirlines Arena Tickets: Available at Big3.com When: 7 p.m. Friday (doors opens at 6 p.m.) Game 1: Ball Hogs vs. Killer 3's Game 2: Ghost Ballers vs. Tri-State Game...
Jul 17, 2018

Birdman prepared to take flight again at AmericanAirlines Arena

Birdman is about to take flight again at AmericanAirlines Arena. A little bit older, but every bit as exuberant. "I certainly did enjoy my time there," Chris Andersen said Tuesday in advance of his Friday night appearance with the halfcourt Big3 pro tour at his former Miami Heat home court. "It...
Jul 16, 2018

Heat free-agency reset: Roster spots, decisions, but not much cash, remain

With last week's signing of Wayne Ellington, the Miami Heat entered the higher-math portion of NBA free agency. And, still, several elements of their offseason equation remain. There are at least two roster spots to fill. There are five remaining free agents from last season's roster. And there...
Jul 15, 2018

Derrick Jones Jr. won Heat summer league; can he now win a rotation role?

Over two weeks, in two cities, for eight games the Miami Heat spent summer league evaluating players who could stand as part of the team's future. It only took three-plus games to get all the read they needed on forward Derrick Jones Jr. "He was outstanding," summer-league coach Eric Glass, the...
Jul 15, 2018

Amare' Stoudemire looks back, ahead at Hassan Whiteside travails

Amare' Stoudemire is no stranger to drama with the Miami Heat or with Hassan Whiteside. He lived it two years ago and is about to return to where it has percolated again. As part of his association with the Big3 halfcourt basketball league, Stoudemire will be back at AmericanAirlines Arena on Friday...
Jul 14, 2018

Rashad Vaughn career at a crossroad, as Heat summer play comes to an end

The Miami Heat offered a canvas over these past two weeks, but the picture remains fuzzy when it comes to the NBA future for 2015 Milwaukee Bucks first-round draft pick Rashad Vaughn. With the Heat holding out Bam Adebayo, Derrick Jones Jr. and Duncan Robinson in Saturday's 74-72 loss to a similar...

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