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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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  • 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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  • On Sunday, Chris Bosh's agent informed Heat president Pat Riley that his client was exercising the early termination option of his contract to become a free agent. Riley's statement: “Today we were notified of Chris’ intentions to opt-out of his contract,” Riley said. “Chris is one of the most versatile and dynamic big men in this league, and he has been ... read more...
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  • Q: Does it concern you how sometimes Erik Spoelstra doesn't play his entire hand? I would really like to see some of the younger guys play (i.e., Shabazz Napier and James Ennis), but sometimes Spo's minute distribution is a little tight. And from the little I know about player development, I think I can say that younger players need to actually get time on the court to devel... 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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  • 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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  • From Pat Riley:“While I am disappointed by LeBron's decision to leave Miami, no one can fault another person for wanting to return home. The last four years have been an incredible run for South Florida, Heat fans, our organization and for all of the players who were a part of it.  LeBron is a fantastic leader, athlete, teammate and pers... 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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  • Beginning with Joe Rose in the morning, the folks at 560 WQAM-AM are raising money for the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County on Tuesday in a creative and thoughtful effort to convince LeBron James to stay in Miami. Negotiations for free agency can begin on Tuesday and James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh each opted out of their contracts in recent days to become unres... read more...
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  • Rashard Lewis is moving on. The Heat free agent has agreed to play for the Dallas Mavericks next season for the veteran's minimum, according to Yahoo Sports. Lewis played for two seasons with the Heat, and won a championship in 2013. STORY: Heat signs D... read more...
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  • LeBron James has decided to exercise the early termination option of his contract and become a free agent, the Miami Herald has confirmed. James now has the option of restructuring his contract with the Heat, or signing with another team. Free agency begins on July 1. ESPN first reported the story.  With James choosing to opt out of his contract, Heat pres... 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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  • The Miami Heat have met with Nazr Mohammed as part of a possible effort to address deficiencies at the center position. According to this report by Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Mohammed met with the team on Thursday. Here’s what Jackson had to say about the 16-year veteran: The Heat, looking to add another […] ... read more...
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  • Q: Now the Clippers and Spurs, in addition to the Cavs (so called "elite teams"), are showing interest in signing Ray Allen. I hope Chris Bosh, Dwayne Wade and their Heat teammates have a great season and make the Miami Heat an elite team. Somehow I remember that the minute Ray Allen came on the court for the Miami Heat last season, the opposing teams went right at Ray on de... read more...
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