HoopsHype Miami Heat Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: October 21, 2014 | 09:36 PM - Twitters - Rumors - Roster - Salaries

Rick Bonnell

Clifford picked Heat to end up fourth or fifth in the East. That was not spin. He never spins.

Rick Bonnell

Um, yeah. Yet the single biggest push-back I heard about my pre-camp predictions was the Heat still finishing ahead of the Hornets.

Ira Winderman

Cole steps up at start of second half, as does Bosh. Heat within three.

Rick Bonnell

Chatting informally (but not off-the-record) with Clifford today. You know what he emphasized: How badly fans are underestimating the Heat.

Surya Fernandez

Second chance points in the first half: #Rockets 12 (4-4), #Heat 2 (1-1)

Ira Winderman

Luol Deng has long been a wonderful complementary piece. The Heat, though, might need more., So far, it's largely been a struggle.

Ira Winderman

Rockets 52, Heat 41 at half. Wade with 17 on 8-of-10, Bosh with nine, Harden with 15, Dwight with 15.

Surya Fernandez

Wade has 14, but the rest of the #Heat starters have done very little on offense: Cole (0), Deng (2), Williams (2) and Bosh (4)

Eric Pincus

Added Larry Drew II to the @BBallInsiders Miami Heat Team Salary - min $507k, $25k guaranteed basketballinsiders.com/miami-heat-tea…

Ira Winderman

Wade now 6 for 6. Rest of Heat 5 of 19.

Surya Fernandez

Heat again down by double digits. They're being out-rebounded and outscored from beyond the arc.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Wade's 5-for-5 and moving freely, which is the most important thing for the Heat tonight.

Ira Winderman

No, that's not the contrast on your TV: Heat with a new, lighter court this season.

Surya Fernandez

It took a while but Granger knocks down the first Heat 3-pointer of the night.

Ira Winderman

Khem Birch about to enter for Heat. There's not be a lot of Udonis Haslem this preseason.

Ira Winderman

Rockets 6 of 8 on 3-pointers, because that's what teams do against the Heat.

Ira Winderman

Not a good start for a team trying to avoid an 0-3 preseason at home. Heat trail Rockets 28-18 going into second quarter (TNT, really).

Surya Fernandez

Rockets currently 5-7 from beyond the arc in the first quarter. Heat are 0-2

Ira Winderman

Heat already with seven turnovers, something this team cannot afford.

Jason Lieser

Heat media guide revelation of the day: Shannon Brown appeared in the music video for Nelly's "Just a Dream."

Jonathan Feigen

Chris Bosh was not the only Heat player the Rockets' pursued. Did not advance nearly as far, but also had talks with Deng.

Ira Winderman

Larry Drew basically being paid for D-League up front, with Heat giving him $25,000 before cutting him for Sioux Falls, per @Eric Pincus

Ethan J. Skolnick

Good test run for Rockets & Heat tonight. Both teams playing regular starters, rotation, w/ exception of McRoberts' absence for Miami.

Surya Fernandez

#Heat starters: Cole, Wade, Deng, S. Williams, Bosh. #Rockets starters: Beverley, Harden, Ariza, T. Jones, Howard.

Joseph Goodman

S.Williams will be replaced when J.McRoberts comes on line, of course, but Williams already appears to be an important piece for the Heat.

Joseph Goodman

If tonight is the Heat's dress rehearsal for opening night...Shawne Williams has come a long way. Congrats to him.

Jason Lieser

Heat also starting Shawne Williams again at PF. Seems to be their guy until Josh McRoberts is back.

Joseph Goodman

Cole, Wade, Deng, S. Williams, Bosh starting for the Heat tonight against the Houston Rockets.

Jason Lieser

Heat will start Norris Cole tonight for 6th time in 7 preseason games.

Ira Winderman

A week before regular-season opener, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra poised for change bit.ly/1Dy1Smk

Jorge Sierra

Gallery: Miami Heat training camp roster. shar.es/1mQUCD http://t.co/AknjTgdJrI

Joseph Goodman

Heat center Justin Hamilton is active for tonight's game.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Erik Spoelstra says Josh McRoberts believes he is ready to play for Heat, but team still holding him out.

Eric Pincus

Larry Drew's deal with the Miami Heat is at the minimum - just $25k guaranteed @BBallInsiders

Chris Sheridan

As #Rockets visit #Heat, Chris Bosh mulls what may have been & explains why he stayed. What it means for future FAs: sheridanhoops.com/2014/10/21/sh-…

Tim Bontemps

In today's entry in my season preview, people expecting the Heat to contend this season could be in for a surprise: nyp.st/1t42Un6

Barry Jackson

Tuesday afternoon Dolphins, Heat, Hurricanes tidbits: miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/20…

Ira Winderman

Hopping on with @KupandCrowder on @560WQAM at 2:25 p.,m., with Heat home preseason finale tonight at 8 p.m. against Rockets.

Geoff Calkins

Summing up: Tony and Courtney starters. Tayshaun in role Miller had with the Heat -- sometimes playing, sometimes not. Rookies sit for now.

Jason Lieser

Bosh on Heat media sessions being a little smaller this year: "Yeah, I don't know why."

Surya Fernandez

ICYMI: The growth of Shabazz Napier gives the #Heat a good problem to have: plenty of guard depth foxsports.com/florida/story/… @SunSportsFOXFL

Jonathan Feigen

Roughly. blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket… MT @Bostonnnnnn: @Jonathan Feigen do rockets take the Heat preseason game semi serious and rest up vs Magic?

Ira Winderman

Is there a need for Justin Hamilton on Heat's roster? Latest "Ask Ira" at bit.ly/1CPQoIG plus more

Emiliano Carchia

Bosh admits that money was a factor in his decision to stay with Heat sportando.com/en/usa/nba/138…

Jason Jones

Collison currently watching from the sidelines with his right shoulder wrapped with some kind of heat or ice pad.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Joakim Noah, 4 his (unusual) praise of Heat, did add this about Deng's situation: "Hopefully, it's not THAT good. But I love him to death."

Ethan J. Skolnick

Spoke at length to Pau Gasol about his recruitment by Heat. He says their situation was too "unclear" at time he made decision... (1/2)

Sean Highkin

LeBron took half the Heat roster to Cleveland with him and also "Seven Nation Army."

Ira Winderman

Tyler Johnson has $75K guarantee, Khem Birch $50K, so Heat keeping either on the opening-night roster would not cost extra in short run.

Surya Fernandez

My latest: The growth of Shabazz Napier gives the #Heat a good problem to have: plenty of guard depth foxsports.com/florida/story/… @SunSportsFOXFL