HoopsHype Udonis Haslem rumors

July 6, 2013 Updates

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra talks about Udonis Haslem’s knee surgery for the first time Saturday. “He hasn’t had it yet,'' Spoelstra said. "Likely it will happen in the next couple weeks and he should be able to recover. But we’ll see. He had been playing with a variety of ailments and issues for the last couple months of the season and throughout the season. The thing about UD is he will never, ever talk about it. So he won’t use it as an excuse. I didn’t know what was bothering him more once we got into the playoffs, his shoulder, his hip, his knee or ankle. That just shows his level of toughness of commitment. He played through all of it.’’ Sulia

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The Heat have made bringing back Allen, 37, their initial offseason priority after the 17-year veteran helped to save Miami's title hopes with a clutch 3-pointer to send Game 6 of the NBA Finals against San Antonio into overtime. The Heat beat the Spurs in Game 7 to complete their rally from a 3-2 series deficit to win the title. "I put the bug in his ear in the shower after the game," Heat forward and co-captain Udonis Haslem said Monday, referring to a conversation he had with Allen after Game 7 on Thursday. "I told him, 'I'm not going to put no pressure on you. I'm not going to ask you what you're going to do. But just know that I'm thinking about what you're going to do.' " ESPN.com

June 13, 2013 Updates

It's offical: Mike Miller will start in place of Udonis Haslem in Game 4 of the NBA Finals. With 20 minutes until tipoff, the Heat made the announcement on the official team lineup sheets. There was speculation building all day after a report said the scenario was possible. CBSSports.com

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Haslem will run into the Pacers again in the East finals, which start Wednesday at AmericanAirlines Arena. There has been plenty of talk about how this will be a physical series, much like the one last year. Then again, every series is like that as far as Haslem is concerned. “That’s the way I play the game,’’ said Haslem, 32, a former University of Florida star. “I compete. I get hit and I take hits. So to me, it’s just another series.’’ FOXSports Florida

May 15, 2013 Updates

Authorities in South Florida are investigating whether there are connections between recent burglaries at the homes of Miami Heat players Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem. Miami Beach police spokeswoman Vivian Hernandez said Wednesday there are similarities in the two thefts aside from both being Heat players. Authorities are not releasing the exact nature of those similarities. USA Today Sports

May 10, 2013 Updates

Veteran NBA referee Joey Crawford will be the lead official for Friday night's Game 3 between the Heat and Bulls. Known for his no-nonsense style, Crawford arrives in Chicago two days after Game 2 of the series featured nine technical fouls. In his last game, Crawford issued seven technical fouls in Game 6 of the first-round series between the Clippers and Grizzlies. Chris Paul and Zach Randolph were ejected from the game. Udonis Haslem's reaction to learning Crawford was calling Friday's game was telling. "Oh, really," Haslem said. "Wow." Miami Herald

May 9, 2013 Updates

Heat forward Udonis Haslem, who played four years at Florida before Joakim Noah, helped advise Noah to return for his junior year back in 2006-07. "Udonis is like the big brother of Florida basketball," Noah said. "He's a warrior. You play in a series like this and you don't want to show too much love right now. But he's someone who took care of us and always gave us really good advice. He always told me that playing at the University of Florida was special." Chicago Tribune

May 6, 2013 Updates

Haslem and Noah share a strong friendship but that relationship is on ice for the time being. The two high-energy players from the University of Florida will go head-to-head in the series. “When we see each other it’s always much love and much respect,” Haslem said. “It’s always going to be a special bond between us because we’re both Gators, but when the ball goes up, we both understand that we got a job to do and we’re going to repeat at a high level. And at that point we’re not Gators. I play for the Heat and he’s a Bull and that’s what it comes down to.” Miami Herald

May 5, 2013 Updates

When Udonis Haslem tore a ligament in his left foot in late November of 2011, it wasn’t clear that he would play again that season. It was never a question, of course, of whether he wanted to. So he seemed an appropriate person to query, about Derrick Rose’s decision to stay off the court, more than one year after knee surgery, and more than two months after receiving medical clearance. "It’s going to be totally up to him,” Haslem said. “Nobody on the outside can tell him when he’s ready, or how he feels, physically or more important, mentally. That’s the thing that you’ve got to get past, is the mental part of it. When the doctor says you’re ready to go, physically, yeah, you’re ready to go. But you’re not at the point you were before you got hurt. You’re probably 70 percent. And then the mental part is the most challenging part of it, that you’re confident the injury is not going to happen again and you can compete with the best athletes in the world.” Palm Beach Post

May 2, 2013 Updates

While Udonis Haslem was out on April 13, an off night between Heat home games, his Broward County house was targeted by burglars. Officers responded to an alarm, went to the house and reached Haslem. They found signs of forced entry at the side door of the garage, through the prying of the lock. Drawers were pulled out, and the closet of Haslem’s fiancee was ransacked. Clothes and purses were in garbage bags. Electronics were undisturbed. The police report draws the conclusion that there was a lookout who alerted the other suspect to the alarm and the arrival of police, and they left through the back door. Palm Beach Post

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