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Wade cites different Heat direction, says no Riley rift, just 'my decision to be selfish'

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ira Winderman) — Dwyane Wade said Friday that a change in philosophical approach from the Miami Heat, and not a rift with Heat President Pat Riley, was among the reasons he decided to sign with his hometown...
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Team USA's NBA stars shocked Dwyane Wade left Heat for Bulls

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (K.C. Johnson) — The Bulls will introduce Dwyane Wade at 2 p.m. Friday, six hours before Team USA faces Venezuela in a scrimmage at the United Center as part of its multi-city Olympic tuneup tour. More than...
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Heat leave Dwyane Wade's No. 3 vacant; Dion Waiters to switch to No. 11

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ira Winderman) — The Miami Heat have issued numbers to their recently acquired players, and none of them have been issued Dwyane Wade's No. 3, not even the player acquired who wore than number last season. ...
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Hassan Whiteside takes a moment to dominate Drew League

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ira Winderman) — Although he has graduated from summer-league competition at his $98 million pay grade, it doesn't mean Hassan Whiteside has given up on summer hoops. Enter the Drew League, the Southern...
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Amar'e Stoudemire retires from NBA after single season with Heat

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ira Winderman) — Free-agent center Amar'e Stoudemire announced his retirement Tuesday, after signing a ceremonial final contract with the New York Knicks, becoming the fifth member to depart from last season's...
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Dion Waiters, Pat Riley say Heat agreement about more than money

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ira Winderman) — Dion Waiters and Miami Heat President Pat Riley said Tuesday that the agreement with the free-agent guard transcended the financial portion of the transaction, the two-year, $6 million...
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Polls open for Heat votes for Bernie . . . err, Larry Sanders

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ira Winderman) — Just when the Miami Heat thought they were out, NBA free agency keeps pulling them back in. Monday, it was Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dion Waiters agreeing to take the Heat's $2.9 million...
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Heat's bursting backcourt could redefine roles, push Richardson forward

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ira Winderman) — Josh Richardson didn't hesitate when it came to summing up the Miami Heat's first month of NBA free agency. "It's been interesting," last season's rookie revelation said. Particularly for...
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Josh Richardson on evolving with an evolving Heat roster

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Josh Richardson's versatility could pay dividends with Heat's ever-changing roster.
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Tyler Johnson on $50M Heat deal, 'I threw up a couple of times when I heard the number'

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ira Winderman) — So what was Tyler Johnson's reaction when he heard he was going to receive a four-year, $50 million contract? "I threw up a couple of times when I heard the number go out there. I was in...
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Tyler Johnson on life as a $50 million player

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Tyler Johnson insists that the money won't change the man, with his new $50 million Heat contract.
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Heat add Thunder free-agent guard Dion Waiters with $2.9 million exception

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ira Winderman) — In a dramatic turn in NBA free agency, the Miami Heat have landed Oklahoma City Thunder free-agent guard Dion Waiters with their $2.9 million salary-cap exception. A free-agency period that...
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Heat add Thunder free-agent guard Dion Waiters with $2.9 million exception

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ira Winderman) — In a dramatic turn in NBA free agency, the Miami Heat have landed Oklahoma City Thunder free-agent guard Dion Waiters with their $2.9 million salary-cap exception, agreeing to terms Monday on...
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ASK IRA: Is Heat roster too raw?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ira Winderman) — Q: Why did Pat Riley build such a young core for this upcoming season? Couldn't we have signed more veterans to this year's roster? I understand if Pat Riley is trying to find players that can...
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Winderman: In NBA, players' power proving absolute | Commentary

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ira Winderman) — Sunday notes: Pat Riley recognizes that art of the NBA new deal starts with those in uniform. Also: Wade gets his money, but a go-to role as well?; a more fearsome foursome; and outside Heat...
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With Heat having moved on, Gerald Green linked to deal with Celtics

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ira Winderman) — The Gerald Green Era lasted one tumultuous season with the Miami Heat. The Sporting News reported Saturday that the high-flying swingman who went from essential component to afterthought in...
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Dwyane Wade's ex-wife pens book: 'Love of money' made her 'arrogant diva'

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Kim Janssen) — Siohvaughn Funches-Wade may be trying to squeeze an extra buck out of her $5 million divorce settlement from Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade, but she "loathed money" as their marriage fell...
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Heat center Willie Reed in his ideal situation with Miami

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Shandel Richardson) — There were times Willie Reed thought about giving up. His hopes of making an NBA team were quickly fading. But after going undrafted out of college, playing in Spain and bouncing around the...
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Heat center Willie Reed in ideal situation in Miami

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Shandel Richardson) — There were times newly-acquired Miami Heat center Willie Reed thought about giving up. His hopes of making an NBA team were quickly fading. After going undrafted out of college, playing in...
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Pat Riley says Erik Spoelstra 'knows what the challenge is'

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ira Winderman) — When Pat Riley and the Miami Heat began negotiating an extension with coach Erik Spoelstra it was with a different job description. The expectation was Spoelstra would be continuing on...
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Blog Articles

Dwyane Wade tells Chicago media he had no rift with Pat Riley and decision to return home was selfish

The Miami Herald (Manny Navarro) — The saga of Dwyane Wade's departure from the Miami Heat and his relationship with team president Pat Riley gained another chapter worth of answers on Friday when he made his introductory press...
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Amar'e Stoudemire retires after signing an honorary contract with the Knicks

The Miami Herald (Manny Navarro) — Former Heat center Amar'e Stoudemire, 33, announced his retirement on Tuesday and did so by signing an honorary one-day contract with the New York Knicks. "I want to thank [Knicks owner James]...
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What was the message behind Pat Riley's Big 3 recruiting story on Saturday?

The Miami Herald (Manny Navarro) — Pat Riley felt the need to share something Saturday beyond his feelings of regret after losing Dwyane Wade this summer. He felt compelled to bring up a story from the Summer of 2010 on his role in...
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Heat sends cash, 2018 2nd round round pick back to New Orleans for Luke Babbitt

The Miami Herald (Manny Navarro) — The Miami Heat continued its push to add some three-point shooting touch to its bench Sunday, trading a 2018 second round pick and cash to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for veteran small...
  • 19 days ago
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Udonis Haslem returning to the Heat on 1 year, $4 milliion contract

The Miami Herald (Ethan J. Skolnick) — Dwyane Wade is gone. But Udonis Haslem remains. Haslem will play a 14th season with the Miami Heat, agreeing upon a one year, $4 million contract with the Miami Heat. This is not expected to be...
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Dwyane Wade: "I still love Pat (Riley)"

The Miami Herald (Ethan J. Skolnick) — More on this to come.... But, for now, here was Dwyane Wade's response today -- at his camp in Miami -- to a question about his relationship with Pat Riley: "There's going to be a lot of stuff...
  • 20 days ago
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Heat reach one-year agreement with former Knicks forward, 2011 No. 2 overall pick Derrick Williams

The Miami Herald (Manny Navarro) — With Dwyane Wade headed home to play for the Chicago Bulls, the Miami Heat on Friday continued working to fill out the rest of its roster, agreeing to a one-year, $5 million deal with former...
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Udonis Haslem still in talks with the Heat

The Miami Herald (Ethan J. Skolnick) — The Heat reached out to Udonis Haslem on July 1, with a highlight video and an announcement of an intention to retain him. Then he heard nothing. Now his teammate of 13 years, Dwyane Wade, has...
  • 21 days ago
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Dwyane Wade on Twitter, thanks Miami, says hello to Chicago

The Miami Herald (Ethan J. Skolnick) — It was already official, but this really cements it. After 13 seasons with the Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade is a Bull. And he took to Twitter to talk about it. I wanna say THANK YOU to #HeatNation......
  • 22 days ago
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Yes, Dwyane Wade has said something nice about Rajon Rondo

The Miami Herald (Ethan J. Skolnick) — Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo haven't always seemed the best of friends. After all, Celtics fans still think Wade broke Rondo's elbow intentionally in the 2011 playoffs. And they don't see like the...
  • 22 days ago
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Dwyane Wade meeting with Nuggets, Bulls, Bucks, possibly Heat today

The Miami Herald (Ethan J. Skolnick) — Dwyane Wade is set for a busy day in New York. The Herald can confirm that the Heat guard will meet with the Nuggets first, the Bucks and Bulls today to discuss a new contract. And yes, he will...
  • 23 days ago
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Source denies that LeBron James is swaying Dwyane Wade to Cleveland

The Miami Herald (Ethan J. Skolnick) — The Cleveland Cavaliers and Dwyane Wade are on each other's radar. But as been noted in several places, including our blog, the Cavaliers don't currently have the resources to give Wade anything...
  • 23 days ago
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So what's the deal with Dwyane Wade and Cleveland?

The Miami Herald (Ethan J. Skolnick) — The Internet exploded Thursday with rumors that Dwyane Wade was on a plane with LeBron James and Dan Gilbert, possibly to consummate a deal. The Herald has researched this, however, and has no...
  • 24 days ago
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Luol Deng thanks Miami Heat, fans with Instagram post

The Miami Herald (Manny Navarro) — In case you don't live on social media and missed it, former Heat forward Luol Deng, who agreed to a four-year, $72 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, thanked the Miami Heat and their fans...
  • 25 days ago
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Heat wrap up meeting with Kevin Durant and now the wait begins

The Miami Herald (Manny Navarro) — The Miami Heat wrapped up its meeting with Kevin Durant Sunday in the Hamptons in roughly two hours according to a source. Now, the waiting game begins. Durant, a four-time scoring champion and...
  • 26 days ago
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Why keeping Tyler Johnson will be tough for the Miami Heat

The Miami Herald (Manny Navarro) — While the Miami Heat continue to pursue Kevin Durant and find a way to keep 12-time All-Star Dwyane Wade from fleeing elsewhere, the team’s own free agents continue to get plucked by rival...
  • 26 days ago
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What is the price for loyalty? Miami Heat may need to pay it

The Miami Herald (Ethan J. Skolnick) — Dwyane Wade isn't the only so-called #HeatLifer who may be exploring NBA life somewhere else after 13 seasons. Udonis Haslem is a free agent also. And while Haslem naturally falls behind Wade in...
  • 27 days ago
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Luol Deng goes to Lakers, which means Justise Winslow goes to lineup

The Miami Herald (Ethan J. Skolnick) — The Miami Heat always viewed Luol Deng as a bridge. Declared by Pat Riley -- in a fit of passive-aggressive bluster -- "one of the most important signings in Miami Heat history" in the wake of...
  • 27 days ago
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Joe Johnson reportedly agrees to 2-year, $22 million deal with Utah Jazz

The Miami Herald (Manny Navarro) — Thanks for the memories Joe Johnson. According to TNT's David Aldridge, the 35-year-old swingman whom the Heat picked up late in the year and helped guide Miami to the second round of the...
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