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  1. Heat’s Spoelstra says Greg Oden’s move to starting lineup may be permanent

    Mar 18, 2014, 7:16 PM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Miami Heat

    Miami won two titles going small, playing “space and pace” basketball. (Tell me again how Mike D’Antoni’s system can’t win a title, because this is that with elite players who are better on defenders.) However as this season has gone on the Heat have moved more and more toward a big lineup, with Chris Bosh…

  2. Heat execute in final minutes, Rockets still learning, fall in Miami

    Mar 16, 2014, 7:41 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Miami Heat

    Midway through the third quarter you had to like how the Rockets were playing against the Heat in Miami. Tied 92-92, the Rockets got what seemed like their 5,347th floater in the lane of the night, this time it was Chandler Parsons over Chris Andersen. The Rockets players did not fear the Heat shot blockers…

  3. Patrick Beverley throws down a monster dunk ‘on Chris Bosh’s head’ (VIDEO)

    Mar 16, 2014, 6:30 PM EDT

    patrick beverley

    Patrick Beverley leaves LeBron James in the dust, before attacking the rim and throwing down a huge slam on Chris Bosh.

  4. LeBron James’ 61-point game re-ignites MVP race with Kevin Durant

    Mar 4, 2014, 12:02 AM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Miami Heat

    LeBron James could barely muster the strength to lift his head. He walked upcourt with his eyes to the ground, looked up to wave a dribbling Mario Chalmers ahead, and then dropped his eyes back to the court. The Miami Heat called timeout, and LeBron removed his facemask while dragging himself toward the bench. Spent…

  5. LeBron James buys Heat teammates WWE-style championship belts

    Feb 26, 2014, 6:13 PM EDT

    LeBron Heat WWE belts

    Always wanted to be the WWE Heavyweight World Champion so today I surprised my teammates with their own for their collection. And by the way it’s a Great time to be a @WWE fan with the launch of#WWENetwork #LoveMyTeammates#WWEStandOutAsAKid #StriveForGreatness LeBron James is a big wrestling fan. Not Greco-Roman but the off-the-top-turnbuckle WWE style. And if you’re a WWE…

  6. Mohawk to no-hawk: “Birdman Chris Andersen shaves his head

    Feb 18, 2014, 8:54 PM EDT

    via @IraHeatBeat

    Yes Birdman's Mohawk is no more. "Less maintenance," he said. http://t.co/FG7RV7Dbes— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) February 18, 2014 This is going to take a little getting used to. I am the last person on the planet that should be commenting on someone’s hair, but I am going to pass this along — Miami’s Chris Andersen has…

  7. Greg Oden activated, will be in uniform and could play vs. Wizards Wednesday

    Jan 15, 2014, 6:03 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Sacramento Kings

    Greg Oden could play in an NBA Game tonight for the first time since Dec. 5, 2009. The Miami Heat have activated Oden and he is in uniform as the Heat take on the Wizards in Washington, reports Tom Haberstoh of ESPN as well as other sources. Whether he gets on the court or not…

  8. Andrew Bynum learning the market for his services isn’t that strong

    Jan 13, 2014, 12:18 PM EDT

    Andrew Bynum

    Andrew Bynum missed all of last season in Philadelphia — well, basketball season, he got some bowling in. He got into 24 games for the Cleveland Cavaliers this season but saw his minutes dwindle as he is shooting just 41.9 percent and his rebounding percentage dropped. He was average on the court, at best. Combine…

  9. Heat sit Dwyane Wade, Ray Allen in advance of Saturday’s showdown with Blazers

    Dec 27, 2013, 11:09 PM EDT

    Dwyane Wade

    Miami is taking the longview with regard to this season. After reaching the Finals each of the past three seasons and with a fourth trip well within reach, the Heat aren’t going to put their veterans at risk throughout the long grind of the 82-game regular season. Dwyane Wade, who has been rested multiple times…

  10. The Extra Pass: The nightmare that is LeBron James; plus Monday’s recaps

    Dec 24, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Miami Heat

    You know those nightmares where you can’t run away fast enough? The ones where your legs turn to mush and the baddy behind you keeps gaining ground? That’s a recurring nightmare for lots of people, but it’s a recurring reality for Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer. Budenholzer was on the sidelines with the San…

  11. Report: Heat shopping Joel Anthony, seeking depth behind Wade

    Dec 6, 2013, 12:39 PM EDT

    Joel Anthony

    Dwyane Wade is going to be taking a lot of games off this season as the Heat try to rest his knees for the playoffs. It started in the second game of the season and it will continue as he has been out 5 of the Heat’s 19 games (he missed the Bulls game Thursday…

  12. Dwyane Wade out Thursday night for Heat vs. Bulls due to illness

    Dec 5, 2013, 8:51 PM EDT

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    Dwyane Wade missed the Heat shootaround on Thursday, he was back at the hotel with what the team called “flu like symptoms.” That will now keep him out of the Heat’s game Thursday night against the Bulls, reports Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel. Wade has missed several games this season to rest his knees,…

  13. Norris Cole’s crossover breaks Derrick Rose’s ankles

    Oct 30, 2013, 11:11 AM EDT

    Norris Cole

    Welcome back to the NBA, Derrick Rose. He looked rusty on this play, where Miami’s Norris Cole brings the ball up quickly, starts to move towards a Chris Andersen screen — Rose starts to anticipate the contact and Cole crosses him up and gets the wide-open jumper. Rose says he wasn’t rusty, that he shot…

  14. LeBron finds Chris Andersen with the no-look pass (VIDEO)

    Oct 30, 2013, 12:07 AM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Miami Heat

    The Heat’s win over the Bulls on opening night was much more about Miami’s defense than it was about its offense. But LeBron James wouldn’t let us go all night without at least one sick highlight, so he gave us this no-look pass to Chris Andersen in transition which stunned the Bulls’ defense and gave…

  15. Michael Beasley, Roger Mason Jr. make Heat’s 15-man roster

    Oct 26, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

    Michael Beasley

    The Heat waived Eric Griffin and Justin Hamilton on Saturday, bringing the team’s roster to the league maximum of 15 players in advance of opening night against the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday. That means that veterans Michael Beasley and Roger Mason Jr. remain with the team for now, which was somewhat expected. But it’s worth…

  16. Dwyane Wade, Michael Beasley both sit for Heat Monday

    Oct 7, 2013, 7:40 PM EDT

    Michael Beasley

    After shootaround on Monday, LeBron James was asked who had stood out so far with their play at camp and without hesitation he said Dwyane Wade. He said Wade was turning back the clock. Which is nice in October but actually needed in May. Wade is going to get some rest along the way to…

  17. Roger Mason Jr. works out for the Heat

    Sep 24, 2013, 10:31 PM EDT

    Roger Mason Jr. Hornets

    When we last heard from Roger Mason Jr., he was planning to run for the players’ union’s presidency, and was even considered likely to be the one to win the job based on several years of experience in dealing with union matters. That was before LeBron James briefly considered the role, and before Chris Paul…

  18. Miami Heat take training camp to Bahamas next week

    Sep 24, 2013, 1:14 PM EDT

    TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY CHRISTIAN CHAISE

    The real question is are the Miami Heat getting to training camp aboard a Carnival Cruise ship? After media day next week, the Miami Heat are taking their training camp to the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort in the Bahamas. Yes, that is serious, the team announced it Tuesday. Two seasons ago — the first season…

  19. New team, new tattoo — Jason Terry getting Nets tattoo

    Sep 17, 2013, 8:59 PM EDT

    JasonTerry

    Back in the summer of 2010, then Maverick Jason Terry got the Larry O’Brien trophy tattooed on his arm… and we all laughed. Dallas was a good team but a whole lot of things needed to break their way to win the title. Pretty much everything broke their way and a Dallas team that melded…

  20. Heat may only carry 13 players with guaranteed contracts

    Sep 10, 2013, 11:03 PM EDT

    Juwan Howard, Dwyane Wade, Jarvis Varnado

    The Miami Heat added two players on non-guaranteed deals to their roster on Tuesday, but both are in all likelihood only going to appear as training camp bodies. Already deep into luxury tax territory for next season — which is obviously a concern, considering the decision to cut Mike Miller using the amnesty provision built…

  21. Joel Anthony wants to retire with the Miami Heat

    Sep 1, 2013, 1:26 PM EDT

    Heat pacers Basketball

    The FIBA Americas Tournament is currently taking place in Venezuela and, unsurprisingly, the participating NBA players are getting quite a bit of recognition — Even the players that are rarely recognized during the NBA season, like Miami Heat backup big Joel Anthony. ESPN wrote a 700-word feature on the Canadian Anthony earlier  this weekend, going…

  22. Greg Oden signing could have the Heat looking to move Joel Anthony

    Aug 3, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

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    Now that Greg Oden is in the fold with the Miami Heat, there are other big men around the league that will be affected by his decision. But there also might be some on Oden’s new team that could find themselves playing elsewhere before the season begins. Miami has more bigs than the team will…

  23. Report: Greg Oden to sign with Miami Heat

    Aug 2, 2013, 9:07 PM EDT

    Greg Oden

    Greg Oden will be taking his talents to South Beach. The oft-injured center has decided that the Miami Heat are the best fit for his comeback bid and, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the former top-overall pick will sign a two-year deal with the team. The Heat apparently hedged their bets as the deal is…

  24. Thursday And-1 links: List of deals that have become official

    Jul 11, 2013, 10:29 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers Paul reacts during their loss to the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 5 of their NBA Western Conference Quarterfinals basketball playoff series in Los Angeles

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points like they love going to Vegas for Summer League… • Since the calendar flipped…

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