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April 24, 2015 Updates

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Friday he erred by holding a basketball clinic in Cuba this week without first consulting with the Heat. "Yes, I can confirm that they were miffed," Silver said of the Heat's angry reaction, which was reported by The Miami Herald earlier this month. "I have had multiple conversations with those who were miffed since the miffing took place. Our bad. We made a mistake. We didn't appropriately consult the Miami Heat before agreeing with the state department to take that trip. A rookie error on my part." Miami Herald

April 23, 2015 Updates

Chris “Birdman” Andersen of the Miami Heat is staying busy this offseason, by getting a massive “GIVE ME WAR” tattoo with some skulls on his head. One of the nice things about being an NBA player is that it is one of the few professions in which you can have tattoos on your head. Maybe “nice” isn’t the right word. Yeah let’s get rid of “nice.” One of the things about being an NBA player is that it is one of the few professions in which you can have tattoos on your head. For The Win

The argument continued through the dead ball. At times assistant coach Jamahl Mosley's body seemed to be the only thing preventing Rondo from getting in Carlisle's face. That ultimately happened in the locker room after the game, when Rondo and Carlisle went nose to nose in a heated exchange that made the talk during the timeout seem like Sunday tea. ESPN.com

The friction between Kidd and Carlisle never made SportsCenter, but it was obvious to everyone in the organization. "Rick and Jason used to get into it about the exact same thing except Jason's demeanor was so quiet that a lot of times people didn't know that they were arguing," former Mavs center Brendan Haywood, who joined the team in 2009, remembers. "They had an argument on the bench with four-letter words going back and forth, but no one knew because of Jason's demeanor." ESPN.com

April 22, 2015 Updates

So the door remains open. Because it's Dragic's right. And because nothing can be closed until July 9, the first day new contracts can be signed after the NBA's accounting moratorium. Yes, nearly 12 weeks of limbo. "I had a great time here in Miami," Dragic said. "Like I said before, I want to come back. It's great. But we'll see what happens in free agency." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

While it is difficult to overlook an additional $30 million, Dragic said it also will be about more than money. "I mean, of course every offer, we're going to go through," he said, with the Los Angeles Lakers among the potential suitors. "But I think that the most important thing is the team, who is around me, what kind of style. Because, first of all, I want to be happy, happy to play that style of basketball that I want to play. And I think that's the main thing for now, not the money." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

What are you doing this summer? “None of your business. You can follow me on my Instagrams and you’ll know what I’m doing this summer.” Do you need surgery this offseason? “Do I need surgery? I’m not looking to get any kind of surgery. No surgeries.” Palm Beach Post

How much do you have left at this point in your career? “I’ve got about 12 dollars left in my pocket because of Chick-fil-A, but I can go to the ATM any time and withdraw a limit of $300.” Ok, but you played at 36 or 37 years old (36, actually) this year. How much do you have left? “Man, you are terrible with numbers. I can withdraw from the ATM $300. I don’t know where you get 36, 37.” Palm Beach Post

Wade has the option of becoming a free agent again this summer; the expectation is that he will forgo a deal worth about $16 million for next season and work on a longer-term deal with the Heat. But no decision has to be made until late June, and Wade — who averaged 21.5 points on 47 percent shooting this season — is in no rush. "I signed my deal the way I did for a reason ... and the organization did it for a reason," Wade said. "It's my option. I'll decide when the time is right. Everyone knows I always try to do what's best for the organization, but I also have to do what's best for Dwyane Wade as well." AP

The NBA will play its first exhibition game in Africa on Aug. 1 at Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg, South Africa in a Team Africa vs. Team World Cup format. Miami Heat forward Luol Deng, who was born in what is now South Sudan, will captain the African team and Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul will captain the world team. Full rosters will be announced at a later date. "I am extremely proud to be a part of the NBA's first game in Africa," Deng said in statement. "Coming from South Sudan and having participated in the Basketball without Borders Africa camps in Johannesburg previously, I am truly honored to be part of this historic event." USA Today Sports

April 21, 2015 Updates

Riley and the Heat currently point to Miami native and 12-year Heat veteran Udonis Haslem as a symbol of their "Heat Lifer" campaign. But sources around the league know Riley has offered Haslem to any number of teams in trade talks in recent years. With the right deal, of course Riley probably would've done the right thing for the franchise and made the deal. He'd save the crying for later -- and quite possibly hire Haslem back after his playing days. ESPN.com

 

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