Jason Lieser

Best bit from Heat media day: Chris Andersen claims teammates called him "2 Checks" because he was getting paid by Miami & Denver.

Tom Haberstroh

Dispatch from Heat media day: Luol Deng forgives Danny Ferry and doesn't think he's racist. es.pn/1vmmt8G

Jason Lieser

Udonis Haslem: "I tried the Paleo diet and I almost shriveled up and passed away."

Barry Jackson

Friday 6 p.m. post: A ton of Heat media day notes: Everything notable from Wade & Bosh; Granger's surgery and more: miamiherald.typepad.com/sports-buzz/20…

Shandel Richardson

Luol Deng addressed Danny Ferry & other Heat notes: sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…

Mario Chalmers

Funny how the word is I call @LeBron James that guy. I've never down played my teammates or ex teammates and I never will. Let's focus on US.

Shandel Richardson

First question to Wade today was, `How is the knee?" His response: "It's feeling alright." End of answer.

Jason Jackson

Now you HAVE to wait RT @Aubrey115: @kristenhewitt @Jason Jackson Sweet picture!!! Can't wait to see who wins this year.

Jason Lieser

Norris Cole: "I think I'm ready to be a starter, but it's always about what's best for the team."

Joseph Goodman

#Heat forward Luol Deng hopes to turn controversy of Danny Ferry's comments "into something positive" bit.ly/1mza8hy

Barry Jackson

Spoelstra hasn't changed: Granger asked Spoelstra what position he will play. Said Spoelstra keeps "telling me we don't have positions."

Jason Lieser

Deng: "One of the hardest things to do as a human being and something we should do more often is forgive."

Surya Fernandez

Deng: "Everything happens for a reason and we can turn a situation of something so negative...and turn it into something positive."

Surya Fernandez

Luol Deng: "One of the hardest things to do as a human being, and something we should do more often, is forgive."

Jason Lieser

Luol Deng says he was close to signing with Atlanta and never got any sense of prejudice from them. He was totally surprised.

Surya Fernandez

Most questions to Luol Deng were about the Hawks controversy. Says he was close to signing with them. He forgives Ferry, wants to move on.

Ira Winderman

The irony is that Luol Deng said he was close to signing with the Hawks.

Ira Winderman

Luol Deng, "I don't think Danny Ferry is a racist. I really don't."

Ira Winderman

Luol Deng, "I do forgive Danny [Ferry]. It's not something I want to hold on to."

Jason Lieser

Luol Deng: "I don't believe Danny Ferry is a racist." Says he'd like to work with Ferry on an Africa-related charity project.

Barry Jackson

Deng said he was actually close to signing with Atlanta. Suggests Ferry should have read offensive comments to himself before saying them.

Joseph Goodman

Luol Deng: "I don't think Danny [Ferry] is racist."

Shandel Richardson

Deng: "I don't think Danny is racist. "

Barry Jackson

Deng said he believes Ferry's remorse is genuine. "I do not think Danny is racist."

Joseph Goodman

Luol Deng on Hawks: "I do forgive them. It's not something I want to hold onto for the rest of my career or my life."

Jason Lieser

Luol Deng says he forgives Danny Ferry. "It's not something I want to hold onto... I believe he's really sorry for what he said."

Shandel Richardson

Luol Deng says he forgives Danny Ferry

Barry Jackson

Luol Deng said he forgives danny Ferry for offensive comments. Deng spoke to him

Joseph Goodman

Birdman said he returned to Miami with one eye on future after ball. "Good place to start a business where you won a championship."

Surya Fernandez

Luol Deng at #Heat Media Day http://t.co/cam9aqy23h

Shandel Richardson

Chris Andersen's new nickname is "Two Checks" because of the buyout with Nuggets.

Ira Winderman

Granger's knee situation somewhat reminds of when Rashard Lewis arrived, also easing his way back.

Joseph Goodman

Birdman: "I was playing at a bargain last year? I was getting two checks. That's what they called me in the locker room. 'Hey, Two Checks.'

Ira Winderman

After having his knee scoped in the offseason, Danny Granger plans to ease back during preseason, but vows to be ready for season opener.

Jason Lieser

Chris Andersen says he'll continue wearing LeBrons all season: "That's my boy. Why would I hate him?"

Surya Fernandez

Birdman arrives to #Heat Media Day http://t.co/TpmGdnuZGM

Jason Jackson

Great to be back RT @SantiArch8: Heat media day. Good to have you back @Miami Heat @Jason Jackson

Jason Jackson

Check out my Facebook page for a look at today's taping #HotSecondsWithJax episodes Facebook.com/JaxShow #HEATMediaDay

Jason Lieser

Chris Andersen says he wants to settle in Miami long term, beyond his playing career.

Jason Lieser

Chris Andersen says he played zero basketball in the offseason.

Jason Lieser

Do you have a sense for how good this team can be? Chris Andersen: "What do you mean? A sixth sense? A seventh sense?"

Joseph Goodman

One thing that stood out to me today at #Heat Media Day. Haslem kept calling LeBron's move back to Cleveland "a business decision."

Surya Fernandez

Granger says Spoelstra isn't interested in playing him at a specific position. Says he's comfortable at the 2, 3 or 4.

Joseph Goodman

Oden…I mean Granger assured everyone he was fine, though. He'll be ready for the season.

Barry Jackson

Granger said he is on maintanance program like Wade was but expects to play in second half of back to backs. Said embraces sixth man role

Joseph Goodman

Danny Granger had knee surgery two months ago. So ... that doesn't sound good for the Heat.

Jason Lieser

Danny Granger: "Spo looks like he's 20. I keep telling him, 'I look older than you.'"

Barry Jackson

Danny Granger reveals he had knee surgery 2 months ago but will be ready for reg season opener

Jason Lieser

Danny Granger: "I keep asking Spo what position I'm gonna play and he says we don't have positions."

Jason Lieser

Danny Granger said the Pacers tried to recruit him back to Indy in free agency. "Didn't work out."

Surya Fernandez

Danny Granger in a #MiamiHEAT uniform for the first time. http://t.co/LHqSgtzZPP

Jason Lieser

Longtime Pacer Danny Granger: "This is the first time I've put the jersey on. It's a little weird."

Surya Fernandez

Udonis Haslem introduces the new guys... burst.com/h/xtzea55

Jason Lieser

Chris Andersen spent the offseason hunting and fishing in Colorado and Texas.

Jason Lieser

Chris Andersen still introducing himself as "Zilla."

Surya Fernandez

Chris Bosh has finally arrived to the practice court for Media Day. http://t.co/J0vlYOkAkE

Barry Jackson

Bosh said though he will play in post more,he did not bulk up because he wants to keep quickness.Said he is ready to show everyone his value

Jason Lieser

Chris Andersen on playing the Cavs this year: "Oh, we gettin' strapped up for that game."

Jason Lieser

Chris Andersen is still wearing LeBrons. I was wondering if any Heat players still would.

Barry Jackson

Bosh asserts Heat is as good as anyone in East and does not like when this Heat team is called a middle of pack team

Jason Lieser

Bosh reluctantly admits the Bulls are probably the favorite in the East.

Jason Lieser

Bosh on Miami being viewed as a middle-of-the-pack team: "I don't like that. Middle of the pack? Who's better than us?"

Jason Lieser

Bosh: "I'm 30, but I feel 29."

Jason Lieser

Bosh: "Would've been harder to leave. I've settled down here. I didn't want to be the enemy in my house and tell my wife&kids we're moving."

Jason Lieser

Heat players have had no aversion to talking about LeBron today. Almost entirely positive.

Jason Lieser

Bosh: "We're going to have to earn that respect. It's not just going to be there at the start of camp like it was."

Jason Lieser

Bosh on post-LeBron life: "It's a huge opportunity for everyone on this team."

Jason Lieser

Bosh: "A larger workload is coming."

Jason Lieser

Bosh: "Spent a lot of time with my kids. They're very demanding."

Jason Lieser

Haslem: Why you wearing an arm sleeve when we ain't even practicing? Wade: It's part of my look. Haslem: You can't never be normal, can you?

Ira Winderman

(Updated) Moving forward: Spoelstra, Wade, Haslem, others optimistically addresses Heat life without LeBron. bit.ly/1u3aXjY

Ethan J. Skolnick

Shawn Marion was asked if he would have come to Cleveland if LeBron wasn't here. "No. No."

Jason Lieser

Haslem on giving up money to help team: "I never had that money. It was never in my bank account. It's not about that. I don't regret it."

Jason Lieser

Udonis Haslem: "Now we'll see who the real Heat fans are."

Jason Lieser

Haslem: "Obviously we lost a great 2-way player in LeBron, but we also brought in a pretty damn good 2-way player in Luol."

Jason Lieser

Haslem: "I have no issues with LeBron at all. We're still friends."

Joseph Goodman

Haslem: “I thought I’ve seen everything in this league, but now I’ve got 11 new guys on my team.”

Jason Lieser

Haslem on McRoberts/Granger/Deng joining the team: "I tell those guys the same things I did against you back then I'll do for you now."

Jason Lieser

Bunch of new players here. Udonis Haslem: "I'm gonna have to pass out name tags."

Barry Jackson

Wade says he wants to play as many games as possible after missing 28 last season. During summer, he mentioned playing at least 75.

Joseph Goodman

The new haircut of Mario Chalmers. http://t.co/WzSlX5oI8g

Tom Haberstroh

Norris Cole on how he found out about LeBron leaving, "Same way you guys found out." @Joseph Goodman: "So he called you too?"

Joseph Goodman

Norris Cole’s physique isn’t Ray Allen-cut just yet, but he’s getting there. http://t.co/zqIwLfBw2O

Joseph Goodman

Josh McRoberts said he "felt wanted" in Miami. Not sure if that was a shot at the Bobcats or not, but it seemed noteworthy.

Ethan J. Skolnick

Dion Waiters says that when LeBron called him in early July & told him to "stay ready," he also said "he hadn't made his decision yet."

Barry Jackson

Starks and McCain out for Dolphins, as previously announced

Barry Jackson

Misi and pouncey and shelley smith doubtful for fins. Jenkins questionable

Surya Fernandez

Shabazz Napier interviewed http://t.co/1oLHLMzcrH

Barry Jackson

Wade, who looks in good shape, says he is somewhere between rookie weight of 212 and last year's weight of 225.

Tom Haberstroh

Asked Dwyane Wade if he worked on his 3-point shot this summer. Answer was basically, "Nah."

Joseph Goodman

Wade says he doesn’t want the “Toronto Chris Bosh.” He wants the “playoffs Chris Bosh.”

Jason Lieser

Does Bosh need to be Toronto Bosh? Wade: "Uh, he didn't make the playoffs much in Toronto. I don't want that Bosh. I want Miami Chris Bosh."

Jason Lieser

Wade on Spoelstra: "He's consistent. You guys know, you talk to him. He's as boring as could be on the mic."

Jason Lieser

Wade says he's always perceived Luol Deng as one of the top character guys in the NBA-- "Tough, consistent. We welcome him w/ open arms."

Ira Winderman

Wade, "We can't replace LeBron; it's going to be a different team."

Ira Winderman

Wade on LBJ, "There's no hangover. Everyone is the organization had the time to get used to the idea it's going to be a different team."

Jason Lieser

Wade won't specify his exact weight loss, but says he feels lighter and his clothes "fit differently."