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  • Two long-time assistant coaches for the Heat will no longer be regular contributors to the day-to-day operations of the team. Hall of Famer Bob McAdoo and coaching legend Ron Rothstein have been reassigned by the Heat, the Herald confirmed on Monday. McAdoo and Rothstein were both originally hired as assistants by Heat president Pat Riley. Yahoo Sports first reported t... read more...
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  • Things appear to be falling into place for Pat Riley as his meeting with Heat free agent LeBron James approaches. After striking out on several of the league's top free agents, the Heat reportedly has signed two free agents who should help convince James to remain in Miami. The Heat lured power forward Josh McRoberts away from the Charlotte Hornets, the Herald conf... read more...
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  • From Dwyane Wade: “As a friend and a teammate, I am sad to see my brother LeBron leave to begin a new journey. In 2010, we decided to come together all for one goal – to win championships and we succeeded. We were friends when we first joined the league and created an unbreakable bond the past four years. "Our collaboration will always be very ... read more...
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  • LeBron wanted Shabazz Napier, and the Heat delivered. Napier was drafted 24th overall to the Charlotte Hornets — or two spots ahead of the Heat's draft pick — but the Heat acquired Napier in a trade for its 26th and 55th picks and a future second-round pick, the Miami Herald confirmed on Thursday night. ESPN first broke the story during its draft special. The Heat ... read more...
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  • Free agent LeBron James is planning an in-person meeting with Heat president Pat Riley in the "next 2-3 days", a source familiar with James' free agency plans confirmed on Monday. While other top free agents have toured the country listening to pitches from teams, James has been represented by his agent, Rich Paul, since opting out of his contract w... read more...
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  • Life after LeBron is coming together for the Heat. In major victories for the team considering where it was on Friday, the Heat finalized a two-year deal with small forward Luol Deng on Sunday afternoon and followed that up with new contracts for Mario Chalmers and Chris Andersen. Sunday’s haul gives the Heat four important free-agent signings since losing out on LeBro... read more...
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  • Shabazz Napier, Justin Hamilton and James Ennis will be the core of the Heat's summer-league team, but there will be other talented players representing the Heat in Orlando and Las Vegas as well. Five undrafted players that will be joining the Heat: PG Langston Hall of Mercer, SG Tyler Johnson of Fresno State, SG Andre Dawkins of Duke, F Ronald Roberts of St. Joe... read more...
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  • There was white-knuckle tension in the Heat’s draft-night war room on Thursday moments before the team’s brain trust landed Shabazz Napier. The Heat went into the pressure cooker hoping to acquire the Connecticut guard, but there were several factors working against Heat president Pat Riley and his lieutenants. For starters, the Heat had the 26th overall pic... read more...
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  • Free-agent center Pau Gasol fielded phone calls on Wednesday from three major title contenders (Heat, Spurs and Oklahoma City), and apparently will be mulling offers from those teams and perhaps others as well this week. It's no secret that Gasol has been one of the Heat's top targets during free agency, and his phone call from Heat president Pat Riley on Wedne... read more...
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  • It's no secret that LeBron James was angered by the Heat using its amnesty clause on Mike Miller, and several of James' teammates have pointed to Miller's release as a morale killer last season. With free agency now in full swing, it appears the Cleveland Cavaliers might be using that as ammunition if Cavs owner Dan Gilbert's team can score a face-to-fac... read more...
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  • Feeding the free-agency beast here ... As the world waits for LeBron James to meet with Pat Riley in Las Vegas, signs and clues are falling into place that, yes, James is staying put in Miami. The biggest clue, of course, is that James has been to the NBA Finals every year he has worn a Heat jersey and raised the Larry O'Brien Trophy half the time. Th... read more...
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  • Former Heat player Caron Butler is confident LeBron James will be leading the Heat on another deep playoff run next season. Butler, a close friend of both Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem, said on Friday that he fully expects James to return to the Heat for his fifth season with the team. James opted out of his contract shortly after the NBA Finals, and Wade and Bosh are ... read more...
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  • Statement from Pat Riley on LeBron James opting out of his contract on Tuesday:  “I was informed this morning of his intentions. We fully expected LeBron to opt-out and exercise his free agent rights, so this does not come as a surprise. As I said at the press conference last week, players have a right to free agency and when they have these opportuni... read more...
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  • Pat Riley couldn't keep them all in Miami, and on Wednesday forward James Jones agreed to join LeBron James in Cleveland, according to a report. Jones, 33, spent six seasons with the Heat, winning two championships. Jones said at the end of the season that he wanted to remain in Miami, but LeBron apparently recruited Jones heavily. LeBron, Jones and Ray Allen went ... read more...
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  • With a meeting between LeBron James and the Heat scheduled for Wednesday in Las Vegas, the Cleveland Cavaliers are playing a move that will either be consider brilliant or desperate once LeBron decides on his future. In a three-team deal that also includes the Boston Celtics, the Cavs are set to trade Jarrett Jack and Sergey Karasev to the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday to ... read more...
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  • A quick update on what we're now fondly calling the "Decision in the Desert..." —The meeting between LeBron James and the Heat will take place at 3 p.m. Las Vegas time today, the Herald has confirmed. —Can also confirm that only Pat Riley, LeBron and agent Rich Paul will be in the room for that meeting. I was previously told Spoelstra would be ther... read more...
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