Heat Nation http://heatnation.com Miami Heat News, Rumors, Schedule, Videos, and Wallpapers for Heat Fans Everywhere Tue, 22 May 2018 05:59:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.20 Dwyane Wade Reveals His Top 3 MVP Candidates http://heatnation.com/media/dwyane-wade-reveals-top-3-mvp-candidates/ http://heatnation.com/media/dwyane-wade-reveals-top-3-mvp-candidates/#comments Tue, 22 May 2018 05:58:18 +0000 http://heatnation.com/?p=25963 Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade tweeted out on Sunday that the three finalists for MVP that were named by the NBA were the same three he had in mind. He also wrote that among Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, Houston Rockets guard James Harden and New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis, there is no clear winner. […]

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Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade tweeted out on Sunday that the three finalists for MVP that were named by the NBA were the same three he had in mind. He also wrote that among Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, Houston Rockets guard James Harden and New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis, there is no clear winner.

James has arguably had one of the best seasons in his career, averaging 27.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, 9.1 assists and 1.4 steals per game, while shooting 54.2 percent from the field. The rebounds and assists per game set new career highs for the 33-year-old. He also played in all 82 regular season games for the first time in his career.

Harden led the Rockets to an NBA best 65-17 record as he averaged 30.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, 8.8 assists and 1.8 steals per game. The Arizona State University product led the NBA in scoring for the first time in his career.

As for Davis, he averaged 28.1 points, 11.1 rebounds, 1.5 steals and a league-leading 2.6 blocks per game, leading the Pelicans to the sixth seed in the Western Conference. This was the third time in his career that Davis led the league in blocks.

The winner will be announced at the NBA Awards on June 25, which will take place in Santa Monica, Calif. at the Barker Hangar. The ceremony will be nationally televised by TNT.

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What Dwyane Wade Plans to Do With Epic Photo of Him and LeBron James http://heatnation.com/media/dwyane-wade-picks-item-lebron-james-sign/ http://heatnation.com/media/dwyane-wade-picks-item-lebron-james-sign/#comments Tue, 22 May 2018 00:30:07 +0000 http://heatnation.com/?p=25957 While Miami Heat veteran guard Dwyane Wade has yet to announce whether or not he’ll return next season for what would be his 16th year in the NBA, he has begun to look toward his retirement years. Among the things he’s planning on doing is getting former teammate LeBron James to sign one photo that […]

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While Miami Heat veteran guard Dwyane Wade has yet to announce whether or not he’ll return next season for what would be his 16th year in the NBA, he has begun to look toward his retirement years. Among the things he’s planning on doing is getting former teammate LeBron James to sign one photo that will then hang inside the Heat legend’s home.

The photo in question is from the first quarter of a Dec. 6, 2010 game between the Heat and Milwaukee Bucks, the first season the duo were together as teammates. Wade’s no-look pass off a fast break preceded a thundering dunk by James.

The 36-year-old Wade and James have a longstanding friendship that preceded their four memorable years with the Heat that saw them reach the NBA Finals every year and capture titles in both 2012 and 2013. Though James headed back to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014, the two briefly reunited this year with the Cavs. That connection ended on Feb. 8, when Wade was dealt back to the Heat.

Besides that friendship, the bond between the two players will continue forever, since both long ago became locks for the Basketball Hall of Fame. Wade’s entry will come sooner, even though the pair both entered the league in 2003.

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Dwyane Wade Says He Wants to Make ‘Love’ Movie With His Wife http://heatnation.com/videos/video-dwyane-wade-expresses-interest-starring-movie/ http://heatnation.com/videos/video-dwyane-wade-expresses-interest-starring-movie/#comments Mon, 21 May 2018 00:59:52 +0000 http://heatnation.com/?p=25949 Miami Heat icon Dwyane Wade has made it clear that he will spend time this offseason deciding whether or not he wants to continue his NBA career. While he certainly has not said anything about ending his basketball career just yet, he has opened up about another career path he might be interested in. On Thursday night, […]

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Miami Heat icon Dwyane Wade has made it clear that he will spend time this offseason deciding whether or not he wants to continue his NBA career. While he certainly has not said anything about ending his basketball career just yet, he has opened up about another career path he might be interested in.

On Thursday night, Wade spoke with TMZ Sports about his interest in an acting career while he and his wife, Gabrielle Union, went out to dinner in West Hollywood.

While walking into the popular West Hollywood restaurant Craig’s, a TMZ reporter asked if Wade would ever consider starring in a movie alongside his movie star wife.

“I’m trying to get one, but she (Union) won’t put me on,” Wade said. “I’m trying to do a love movie. Like something romantic.”

It would be great to see Wade on the silver screen, but by the end of the 2017-18 season it was clear that the three-time NBA champ still has more than enough left in the tank to return to the court next season.

Only time will tell whether or not Wade’s storied NBA career has come to an end. If he does decide to hang it up this summer, it will be interesting whether or not he decides to pursue his Hollywood dreams.

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Miami Heat Meet With NBA Combine Standout Kevin Huerter http://heatnation.com/team-news/miami-heat-meet-nba-combine-standout-kevin-huerter/ http://heatnation.com/team-news/miami-heat-meet-nba-combine-standout-kevin-huerter/#comments Sat, 19 May 2018 01:15:58 +0000 http://heatnation.com/?p=25944 The Miami Heat do not currently have a pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, but that didn’t stop them from meeting with former University of Maryland guard and NBA hopeful Kevin Huerter. According to the Palm Beach Post, the Heat used one of their 20 allotted interviews at the NBA combine on Huerter after the projected second-round pick turned […]

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The Miami Heat do not currently have a pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, but that didn’t stop them from meeting with former University of Maryland guard and NBA hopeful Kevin Huerter.

According to the Palm Beach Post, the Heat used one of their 20 allotted interviews at the NBA combine on Huerter after the projected second-round pick turned heads during an impressive performance at the combine’s first five-on-five scrimmage. He finished the scrimmage with nine points on 3-of-9 shooting, three assists, and two rebounds.

“It went well,” Huerter said of his meeting with Miami. “It wasn’t an intense environment, which is nice. It really felt like we were just having a conversation and they were just trying to get to know me.”

Huerter didn’t only make his mark in the scrimmage. The 6-foot-7 youngster had the top shuttle run among the 40 players who participated in the combine. He also impressed as a shooter. He finished first in the spot-up right-side shooting, right corner NBA shooting, and on-the-move 15-foot shooting.

Huerter, who averaged 14.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game last season, has yet to hire an agent and has until May 30 to decide on whether or not he wants to return to college for his junior year.

If he does decide to stay in the draft, it seems he would be happy to end up in Miami.

“My favorite player has always been LeBron [James], so those four years I watched them a lot,” Huerter said. “And obviously, everybody knows Miami is Miami. It’s a vacation spot, so that’s obviously really enticing. You got to be able to handle it, but Miami is a great spot. They come from a winning culture and they’re expected to win there. That’s what you want to play for.”

It’s clear that a lot of pieces would have to fall in the right place for Huerter to become the newest Heat rookie. It’s also clear that if that does come to pass, he could be a great addition both on and off the court.

With over two months until the draft, the Heat have quite a lot of time to get themselves a draft pick. If they manage to do that, Huerter will definitely be someone to keep an eye on.

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Dwyane Wade Roasts Chicago Bulls Twitter Account in Best Way Possible http://heatnation.com/media/dwyane-wades-replies-bulls-twitter-account/ http://heatnation.com/media/dwyane-wades-replies-bulls-twitter-account/#comments Tue, 15 May 2018 23:19:55 +0000 http://heatnation.com/?p=25937 A Chicago Bulls Twitter fan account probably didn’t plan on getting roasted by Dwyane Wade on Tuesday morning, but that’s exactly what happened. The Locked On Bulls Twitter account took to the social media site to post a throwback video of former Bulls big man Taj Gibson posterizing Wade in the 2011 Eastern Conference Finals. This Week […]

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A Chicago Bulls Twitter fan account probably didn’t plan on getting roasted by Dwyane Wade on Tuesday morning, but that’s exactly what happened.

The Locked On Bulls Twitter account took to the social media site to post a throwback video of former Bulls big man Taj Gibson posterizing Wade in the 2011 Eastern Conference Finals.

It wasn’t long before Wade caught wind of the post and promptly reminded all 8 million of his followers what really mattered when it came to that series.

The Miami Heat were sadly not able to replicate their success in the NBA Finals that season when they fell to the Dallas Mavericks in six games. Luckily, the Heat were able to make up for it by winning the next two NBA championships.

While Wade recently revealed that he planned to weigh his options regarding a possible retirement this offseason, it seems clear by this correspondence that his heart still burns with the competitive fire that he is known for. Hopefully, that means fans will be seeing Wade on the court once again next season.

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5 Trades Miami Heat Could Explore For Hassan Whiteside http://heatnation.com/editorials/5-trades-miami-heat-could-explore-for-hassan-whiteside/ http://heatnation.com/editorials/5-trades-miami-heat-could-explore-for-hassan-whiteside/#comments Tue, 15 May 2018 20:03:01 +0000 http://heatnation.com/?p=25890 The Miami Heat and center Hassan Whiteside seem to be headed for an exit from one another this offseason. Whiteside complained about his playing time during the season multiple times, even getting fined after going on an expletive-laced rant, and recent reports have said that many within the Heat organization want to trade the 29-year-old. […]

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The Miami Heat and center Hassan Whiteside seem to be headed for an exit from one another this offseason. Whiteside complained about his playing time during the season multiple times, even getting fined after going on an expletive-laced rant, and recent reports have said that many within the Heat organization want to trade the 29-year-old. After the report came out, Whiteside liked an Instagram post that talked about him being traded.

Here are five possible trades that the Heat could make in order to get rid of the Marshall University product:

John Henson Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks

1. Milwaukee Bucks Receive: Hassan Whiteside
Miami Heat Receive: John Henson, Matthew Dellavedova, 2022 First-Round Pick

The Milwaukee Bucks were reportedly interested in trading for Whiteside around the trade deadline, according to Basketball Insiders’ Steve Kyler. With Whiteside’s trade value reportedly hitting a low, the Bucks might be inclined to revisit a deal for Whiteside.

This deal would save the Heat around $4.5 million in cap space. They would also be getting a true backup point guard in Dellavedova and wouldn’t have to use Tyler Johnson, Josh Richardson, or Dwyane Wade (if he returns) as the primary ballhandlers when Goran Dragic is out of the game. In limited minutes last season, Dellavedova averaged 4.3 points and 3.8 assists per game. He is also a 38.8 percent three-point shooter for his career.

In Henson, the Heat would be acquiring a player who would be a decent backup to Kelly Olynyk, Bam Adebayo or whoever Erik Spoelstra decides to start at center. Last season, Henson averaged 8.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game.

As for the first-round pick, the year is 2022 because the Bucks still have to convey a pick to the Phoenix Suns. Having an extra first-rounder could prove crucial if the Heat ever decide to try to trade for a star like Kawhi Leonard as it would make any package they offer just a little bit more enticing. The extra pick could also be useful if the Heat go into full rebuild mode.

2. Dallas Mavericks Receive: Hassan Whiteside
Miami Heat Receive: Wesley Matthews, 2019 or 2020 First-Round Pick

Back in the summer of 2016, the Dallas Mavericks were interested in Whiteside, meeting with him and offering him the max before he decided to re-sign with the Heat. Now that he’s on the trade block, the Mavericks might be interested again as they haven’t really solved their problem at center.

Matthews has already reportedly exercised his player option for the 2018-19 season, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports. This season will be the end of his contract, so acquiring an expiring contract would be good for the Heat. They would be saving $6.8 million in cap space and clearing cap for the 2018-19 offseason. Matthews could also be a good rotational player for the Heat. The 31-year-old is a solid three-point shooter (he shot 38.1 percent from three last season) and defender, which would benefit the Heat greatly, especially if the team is not able to keep Wayne Ellington.

Getting a 2018 first-round pick from Dallas is unrealistic as they have the third best odds of getting the first overall pick. There are better chances of acquiring a 2019 or 2020 first-round pick, when the Mavericks could potentially be out of the lottery or in the late lottery.

3. Portland Trail Blazers Receive: Hassan Whiteside
Miami Heat Receive: Maurice Harkless, Meyers Leonard, 2019 First-Round Pick

Talking in December of 2016, Whiteside admitted that the Portland Trail Blazers were his second choice in free agency. Could the Trail Blazers once again be interested in bringing Whiteside to Portland? If they decide to not retain Jusuf Nurkic, they will have a need for a center.

By shipping out Whiteside and taking on Harkless and Leonard, the Heat would save about $4 million in cap space. Acquiring the two would also help the Heat with three-point shooting. Harkless shot 41.5 percent from three last season and also averaged 6.5 points per game. As for Leonard, he shoots 37.3 percent from three for his career.

Portland has made the playoffs for the past five seasons and unless Damian Lillard and/or C.J. McCollum leave, they will continue to make the playoffs. Therefore, this first-round pick won’t fall in the lottery, which may lead to Portland being willing to trade it away.

Tyson Chandler Phoenix Suns

4. Phoenix Suns Receive: Hassan Whiteside
Miami Heat: Tyson Chandler, Jared Dudley, 2019 Second-Round Pick

Last season, the Phoenix Suns had the worst defense in the entire NBA, allowing their opponents to score 113.3 points per game. Whiteside could potentially help solve their defensive problem.

If this deal were to happen, Miami would save only $2.3 million in cap space this offseason. However, the two players they would acquire in this trade, Tyson Chandler and Jared Dudley, have expiring contracts. This would essentially save the Heat $27 million in cap space in 2019, which could help attract big name free agents.

Although Chandler is no longer the player was with the Mavericks or the New York Knicks, he is still capable of coming in and giving good minutes as a backup center. As for Dudley, he adds something the Heat need more of: three-point shooting. For his career, he shoots just under 40 percent from three.

Even with the addition of Whiteside, the Suns might not be a playoff team, so they might be reluctant to send a first-round pick. An early second-round pick in 2019 seems like a more realistic option.

5. Los Angeles Lakers Receive: Hassan Whiteside
Miami Heat: Luol Deng, Ivica Zubac, Thomas Bryant, 2018 Second-Round Pick

The Los Angeles Lakers might be losing Brook Lopez this offseason as he is a free agent, which could create a big hole for the team at center. They also do not have their own first-round pick and the first-rounder they own (from the Cleveland Cavaliers) likely won’t allow them to select a center good enough to start right away. Trading for Whiteside could be a good move for them.

To make this trade work, the Heat would have to take on the contracts of Deng, who played for the Heat from 2014-16, Zubac and Bryant. In total, this trade would save the Heat about $4.5 million in cap space.

Although Deng only appeared in one game last season, he might be able to provide some decent minutes. Having played with the Heat before, he most likely would not need that much time to adapt to the Heat’s system. Zubac didn’t see the court much last season, but he averaged 14.1 points and 10.8 rebounds per 36 minutes. The Heat could take their time with him and attempt to develop him their way. As for Bryant, he would be more of a filler for the trade. The Heat could decide to develop him, send him to the G League, or just waive him.

As for the second-round pick, it could just be a throw-in. The pick wouldn’t be from the Lakers directly as it would be conveyed to the Heat via the Denver Nuggets. The fact that it isn’t their pick being dealt might convince the Lakers to give it up.

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Miami Heat News: Chris Bosh Being Sued by His Mother Freida Bosh http://heatnation.com/media/report-chris-bosh-sued-mother/ http://heatnation.com/media/report-chris-bosh-sued-mother/#comments Mon, 14 May 2018 03:52:13 +0000 http://heatnation.com/?p=25913 Though former Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh was essentially forced to retire because of continuing medical issues, he remains in the headlines, but not for any basketball-related reasons. Instead, he’s currently involved in an ugly family dispute in which he’s being sued by his mother Freida Bosh. Daniel Goldblatt and Ryan Naumann of the celebrity website […]

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Though former Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh was essentially forced to retire because of continuing medical issues, he remains in the headlines, but not for any basketball-related reasons. Instead, he’s currently involved in an ugly family dispute in which he’s being sued by his mother Freida Bosh.

Daniel Goldblatt and Ryan Naumann of the celebrity website The Blast looked at the particulars of the lawsuit, which stems from Chris Bosh evicting his mother from her home in Desoto, Texas:

“In 2005, Chris had her sign documents relating to the deed of her home in Desoto, Texas. She believed at the time she was signing papers related to her divorce from Chris’ father, Noel, to transfer his interest to the home to her.

“She claims that before signing the deed, Chris promised her that she could remain in the home for the duration of her life. Freida says she relied on her son’s promise that he would take care of her and manage her affairs.”

Freida alleges that Chris instead transferred the property to himself and misrepresented exactly what she was signing. It took 12 years before she reportedly discovered that she no longer owned the home, a jolt that came in August 2017, when a legal representative for Chris made contact.

Just four months after that contact, Freida was arrested during a raid by the Desoto police department for allegedly using the home for drug trafficking purposes:

“She was accused of using a disabled man in the drug distribution activities, by forging the man’s disability checks to pay for the rent.”

Freida is seeking to have the deed voided, which would allow her to remain in the house, and also wants an undetermined financial amount in damages. In response, Chris is asking that the case be thrown out and has denied what’s being alleged by his mother.

Chris has never officially retired from the NBA, despite not having played since February 2016. He continues to try and find a way to resume a career that was cut short by blood clot problems, though accomplishing that task would require clearance from the league.

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Dwyane Wade Reacts to Toronto Raptors Firing Dwane Casey http://heatnation.com/media/dwyane-wade-offers-opinion-dwane-casey-firing/ http://heatnation.com/media/dwyane-wade-offers-opinion-dwane-casey-firing/#comments Fri, 11 May 2018 22:41:09 +0000 http://heatnation.com/?p=25908 The Friday morning news of the Toronto Raptors dismissing their head coach Dwane Casey resonated far beyond the team’s Canadian fan base. That was evident from the subtle social media reaction of Miami Heat veteran guard Dwyane Wade. 🤔🤷🏾‍♂️ https://t.co/Tr757oXpqx — DWade (@DwyaneWade) May 11, 2018 The 61-year-old Casey had just completed his seventh season […]

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The Friday morning news of the Toronto Raptors dismissing their head coach Dwane Casey resonated far beyond the team’s Canadian fan base. That was evident from the subtle social media reaction of Miami Heat veteran guard Dwyane Wade.

The 61-year-old Casey had just completed his seventh season at the helm of the Raptors and had led them to a 59-23 record this season, the best mark in the Eastern Conference. That accomplishment resulted in him winning Coach of the Year honors from his fellow coaches, but a playoff sweep by the Cleveland Cavaliers for the second consecutive year proved to be fatal to his tenure with the team.

Wade was painfully aware of Casey’s coaching ability, with the tutor having been a Dallas Mavericks assistant coach prior to getting the Toronto job. In his final season with the Mavericks during the 2010-11 season, he played a key role in devising a defense to stop the Heat in the NBA Finals and delivering that franchise their first championship. That victory came in the first year after the Heat had added both LeBron James and Chris Bosh in free agency.

Casey, who compiled a 320-238 record in his seven seasons in Toronto, is expected to be a candidate for a number of the open head coaching positions. Meanwhile, Wade is expected to meet with Heat team president Pat Riley later this month to discuss his future, which could mean retirement for the 15-year veteran.

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