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Jul 19, 2017

No boom for Bam Adebayo, just Katy Perry and Whitney Houston

Bam Adebayo smiles a wide smile, because he can't deny what has been and what will continue to be even now that he has moved on from the University of Kentucky to the Miami Heat. "No, it continues," he said as he worked his way into the Heat's culture these past few weeks after his No. 14 selection...
Jul 13, 2017

Justise Winslow back as Miami Heat starter? Pat Riley: 'It's up to him'

Flash back a year and the issue of whether Justise Winslow would emerge as the Miami Heat's starting small forward was open and shut according to a voice that mattered most. "It's time," Heat President Pat Riley said at his July state-of-the-team summer media session during the 2016 offseason....
Jul 10, 2017

Pat Riley stands by Miami Heat roster composition in wake of signings

He checked off some essential boxes, was forced to leave one empty and still has a few left to address. But as he sat Monday afternoon in his office by Biscayne Bay, Miami Heat President Pat Riley found himself in a good place. He had, at the least, fought to good fight with the free-agency pitch...
Jul 10, 2017

Pat Riley opens up on Olynyk, Waiters, McRoberts, Heat outlook

In his annual summer media briefing, Miami Heat President Pat Riley spoke Monday in an intimate setting in his bayfront office at AmericanAirlines Arena with the team's beat writers. On the start of the Heat's offseason approach, "The pursuit of Gordon [Hayward] was a no-brainer. We felt the need...
Jul 9, 2017

Chris Bosh offers thanks, 'We went through life together, Miami'

Closure for the Miami Heat came with Tuesday's announcement that Chris Bosh's No. 1 never would be worn again, eventually to be raised to the rafters at AmericanAirlines Arena. Closure for Bosh came with a Sunday "Letter to Miami" that acknowledged the end of his South Florida basketball journey....
Jul 7, 2017

Miami Heat unfinished business: Wayne Ellington, Udonis Haslem, $4.3M exception

Even with a Thursday flurry that added Kelly Olynyk, brought back James Johnson and sent away Josh McRoberts, the Miami Heat remain with unfinished business one day into the free-agency signing period. The most pressing question, one with a midnight deadline, is whether 3-point specialist Wayne...
Jul 6, 2017

James Johnson made a Miami Heat return his priority

James Johnson has decided to continue to explore his possibilities with the Miami Heat, with the free-agent forward reaching a four-year, $60 million agreement to remain in South Florida. After spending his first seven NBA seasons mostly as a bit player, boxed in by his bulk to time at power forward,...
Jul 6, 2017

Miami Heat add Kelly Olynyk in NBA free agency

There apparently was a Plan C for the Miami Heat, after all, one that resulted directly from the lost opportunity with Gordon Hayward in NBA free agency. Forward Kelly Olynyk, a physical stretch four who has had a history of rugged play against the Heat, has reached agreement on a four-year free-agent...
Jul 6, 2017

ESPN floats Carmelo trade idea that has Heat landing . . . Ryan Anderson

With NBA's signing window now open, and with most of the major free-agency deals now completed, speculation has turned to the trade market. And that has drawn attention back to the center of that universe, namely what the New York Knicks are going to do with forward Carmelo Anthony. ESPN's Bobby...
Jul 5, 2017

What's next for Miami Heat? Dealing with their own free agents

The Miami Heat have been here before, in early-July scramble mode after coming up short on one of the biggest names in free agency and left with cash to burn. In this case, there is no Gordon Hayward and $34 million left to spend, plus a mid-level exception. Last year, there was no Kevin Durant...
Jul 4, 2017

Heat waive Bosh as Big Three era formally ends; No. 1 to be retired

The Miami Heat's Big Three era formally has come to a close, with the team requesting waivers Tuesday on forward Chris Bosh and Heat President Pat Riley announcing that Bosh's No. 1 eventually will be retired. The move is procedural, with the Heat having already reached an agreement with the NBA...
Jul 4, 2017

Miami Heat come up short, report says Gordon Hayward to sign with Celtics

And so Plan B it will be for the Miami Heat, with Gordon Hayward opting to sign with the Boston Celtics. Three days after applying a full-court press with the Utah Jazz free-agent forward at AmericanAirlines Arena, Pat Riley and his staff now may have to turn back to the plan initially posed at...
Jul 3, 2017

Gordon Hayward gets final pitch: Does he walk or strike Jazz deal?

The coasts have been flipped, with the issue now whether the Utah Jazz can keep free-agent forward Gordon Hayward from flipping allegiances. After meetings hosted by the Miami Heat on Saturday and the Boston Celtics on Sunday, the free-agent forward shifted the process to his San Diego home for...
Jul 1, 2017

Banner day? Heat make full-court press of Hayward with players, coaches

The Miami Heat went to a full-court press Saturday morning with their presentation to Utah Jazz free-agent forward Gordon Hayward. In addition to Heat management, part of the coaching staff was recalled from the Orlando Pro Summer League to attend the meeting, with center Hassan Whiteside, forwards...
Jul 1, 2017

Winderman: It's not what the Heat have spent, but how | Commentary

NBA free agency is about the new and shiny. It allows the Orlando Magic to celebrate a four-year, $72 million agreement with Bismack Biyombo a year ago until they realize that all they're getting for that money is . . . Bismack Biyombo. Ditto for the Los Angeles Lakers rushing to the front of the...

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