Miami Heat Rumors
Surya Fernandez: Hassan Whiteside on Wade, Dragic, and Deng returning: “Just having these guys (back), it’s a great group of guys. I’m very excited.”
The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed forward Justise Winslow. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Winslow, who helped Duke to the 2015 NCAA Championship as a freshman, appeared in 39 games (all starts) for the Blue Devils and averaged 12.6 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.33 steals and 29.1 minutes while shooting 48.6 percent from the field, 41.8 percent from three-point range and 64.1 percent from the foul line. He was selected to the All-ACC Freshman Team and the USBWA All-District II Team.
The Heat and free agent guard Lou Williams (the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year) have mutual interest, according to someone with direct knowledge, but this would require a sign-and-trade with Toronto because Williams will command more than the taxpayer’s midlevel.
As the Heat tonight pursues a long shot bid for free agent star forward LaMarcus Aldridge (which would very likely require a sign-and-trade), the Heat has reached out to a few skilled veteran three-point shooters, including Marco Bellinelli and Marcus Thornton, according to a Heat source.
The Heat and free agent guard Lou Williams (the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year) have mutual interest, according to someone with direct knowledge, but this would require a sign-and-trade with Toronto because Williams will command more than the taxpayer’s midlevel.: 4 more rumors
As the Heat tonight pursues a long shot bid for free agent star forward LaMarcus Aldridge (which would very likely require a sign-and-trade), the Heat has reached out to a few skilled veteran three-point shooters, including Marco Bellinelli and Marcus Thornton, according to a Heat source. Other teams also are interested in Williams, who averaged 15.5 points last season, and I have no indication of any ongoing sign-and-trade discussions on this front.: 6 more rumors
From Dwyane Wade, who reportedly will sign a one-year, $20 million deal with the Heat for next season: “It has been an honor and a privilege to play with the Miami Heat the past 12 years. The Heat family and I have shared incredible moments over the years and I look forward to continuing our journey. I am extremely proud of my personal contributions in helping to build the Heat franchise and for bringing three NBA championship wins to our great city. For my entire NBA career, Miami has always been my city and my home. I’m overwhelmed with the love and support the Miami community have consistently shown me and my family throughout the years.”
Tim Reynolds: FLASH: Dwyane Wade accepts deal to stay with Miami Heat, source tells The Associated Press.
Wade informed the Heat on Thursday that he will accept their one-year offer to re-sign for $20 million for next season, said a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no NBA deals can be finalized this summer until July 9.: 16 more rumors
Marc Stein: LaMarcus Aldridge’s meeting with Miami tonight will be a dinner with Pat Riley, sources say: 81 more rumors
Adrian Wojnarowski: Yahoo Sources: Another high-profile team is pursuing the possibility of gaining an audience with LaMarcus Aldridge: The Miami Heat.: 81 more rumors
JJ Barea: “So far, there’s nothing official with Miami or Dallas. I’m considering those two at this moment and must make a decision this weekend.”: 4 more rumors
The Dallas Mavericks feel they are very much in the game to retain the services of free agent point guard J.J. Barea, a source told the The Dallas Morning News’ Eddie Sefko. Barea, who has also had chats with the Miami Heat, has not yet committed to anything, the source said.: 4 more rumors
Dwain Price: JJ Barea graduated from high school in Miami, and his kid lives there. So expect him to sign with the #Heat.: 4 more rumors
David Aldridge: Am told that Mavericks free agent guard J.J. Barea is leaning toward taking a deal with the Heat.: 4 more rumors
After LeBron James took his talents down South five years ago, could his former teammate be preparing to join him up North? According to various accounts on Twitter, and the pictures below, James was spotted on Wednesday evening with former teammate Dwyane Wade, as the two were seen together in the Bahamas.
Mark Medina: I’m told Carlos Boozer got interest from Clippers, Spurs, Blazers, Mavs, Rockets, Celtics, Wizards, Heat & Lakers bit.ly/1gbRdaL: 2 more rumors
While Dragic’s agreement materialized rather quickly, and with little fuss, free-agent negotiations between the Heat and Dwyane Wade extended through the day. A source called dialogue between the Heat and Wade “ongoing.” Meanwhile, dizzying free-agent deals from all points on the map launched the NBA into a new era of spending.