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October 27, 2014 Updates

"After LeBron left, all bets were off," Spoelstra said. "For the first two or three hours -- I've told that story a lot -- that it felt like we were Jerry Maguire. We were calling everybody, and everybody's agent, and nobody was answering for two or three hours." Finally, they got in touch with both Bosh and Wade, who'd opted out of his contract as well. Wade wasn't going anywhere -- once he spurned Chicago in 2010 to stay in Miami, he was Heat for Life. Once Miami agreed to the max, so was Bosh. NBA.com

"You sit in this seat, very quickly, you realize you're going to have to coach a lot of different teams, a lot of different personalities," Spoelstra said. "One year to the next, even if you bring back the same guys, it has a completely different feel. This is the nature of this business. And the way it is, even now, teams are changing much quicker than they were 10, 15 years ago. So the whole coaching profession is a little bit more like college and high school, where it turns over, it changes, and your philosophy and how you have to adjust becomes much quicker. That's the life we chose. So we dove into this challenge pretty quickly. I've been here for going on my 20th year, and we've had so many different styles of basketball. You just realize that that's how this business is." NBA.com

Enter Bosh, who neither is a captain nor boisterous by nature. He sees no need to tread on the tradition Wade and Haslem hold with the franchise. "I'm fine with that," he says of the two standing as captains. "They've been here the longest. They know way more than I do about this culture and organization." But to lead in the boxscore, as Bosh must this season, he recognizes he must lead elsewhere, as well, even if it is not perceived as part of his personality. "It's something I always work on," Bosh says of shedding his reserved nature. "My wife pushes me every day." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

October 25, 2014 Updates

The Miami Heat have been the league leaders in interview videobombs for years, but there was a chance that LeBron James’ departure from Miami might have ruined the Heat’s videobomb game. Thankfully, Dwyane Wade is pulling out completely new tricks in the preseason. After scoring 16 points in a win over the Grizzlies, Wade videobombed… himself. For The Win

October 24, 2014 Updates

For his part, Cole said he would allow the business portion of his equation to sort itself out, with the decision on offering the extension, and the degree of that offer, resting with the Heat. "To be honest," Cole said, "I only can control what I can control, and that's being professional and making sure my play on the court is the best it can be, and everything else I'm sure will take care of itself." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

The reality is that based on how he has been utilized during the preseason, Cole is in a position to negotiate for starter's money. Against that backdrop, however, is Riley's plan to keep as much salary-cap flexibility as possible for the 2016 offseason, with only Chris Bosh and Josh McRoberts holding Heat contracts that extended beyond 2015-16. "Of course I'm aware of it," Cole said of the Halloween deadline, "but I've never been one to worry about stuff like that. I always know that if I do what I'm supposed to do, things are going to be the way they're supposed to be." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

October 23, 2014 Updates

Coach Erik Spoelstra confirmed Thursday that center Justin Hamilton will make his preseason debut in Friday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies at the FedExForum. Hamilton was held out of the first seven exhibitions of the eight-game preseason schedule following a heart procedure the first week of training camp. Spoelstra said Hamilton has gone through full contact drilling the past two practices at AmericanAirlines Arena. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

The reality is that based on how he has been utilized during the preseason, Cole is in a position to negotiate for starter's money. Against that backdrop, however, is Riley's plan to keep as much salary-cap flexibility as possible for the 2016 offseason, with only Chris Bosh and Josh McRoberts holding Heat contracts that extended beyond 2015-16. "Of course I'm aware of it," Cole said of the Halloween deadline, "but I've never been one to worry about stuff like that. I always know that if I do what I'm supposed to do, things are going to be the way they're supposed to be." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

There was an interesting twist with Cole in the offseason, when he signed on with agent Rich Paul, the same agent who handled LeBron James' July free-agency departure from the Heat to the Cleveland Cavaliers. "It was a decision me and my support system made," Cole said of that move to James' long-time associate. "It was a decision we made and that's as much as I want to say about it. I felt it was best for me." Cole, who played at Cleveland State, with Paul's agency based in Northeast Ohio, said the decision was not influenced by James. "No, I was familiar with him," he said of Paul. Cole, who is from Dayton, said it was not a means of testing whether he, too, could return to his Ohio roots. "I made the decision based on for me and what I need," he said, "not based off anybody else. I made a decision based on what I thought and what was best for me." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Facing a 5 p.m. Monday deadline to reduce their roster to a maximum of 15 players, the Miami Heat on Thursday released rookie guards Tyler Johnson and Larry Drew and Hialeah-born forward Shawn Jones. The moves leave the Heat with 16 players on their preseason roster. Of the players released Thursday, Johnson was the most intriguing. Johnson, who went undrafted out of Fresno State in June, impressed the Heat with his athletic play during summer league to the degree that they offered him a $75,000 guarantee to attend training camp. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

 

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