HoopsHype Udonis Haslem rumors

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Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra on Saturday downplayed the torn right meniscus sustained by Udonis Haslem last season, an injury that has the veteran power forward scheduled for impending surgery. "He hasn't had it yet," Spoelstra said as the Heat completed their summer camp at AmericanAirlines Arena in advance of Sunday's start of summer-league play in Orlando. "He's planning to have it in the next couple of weeks, and he should be able to recover, but we'll see." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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

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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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