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

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

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