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There is no timetable for Whiteside's return, but Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said the team's center likely would be back for the playoffs. The injury currently is too painful for Whiteside to catch a basketball, according to Spoelstra. Miami Herald

Walker, 18 at the time and now 27, was playing in an AAU tournament when his cousin Edrick called and asked if he wanted to attend Edrick’s 18th birthday party that night, about 45 minutes away. Walker declined because he thought basketball needed to be the priority that day. The next morning, Walker learned Edrick, a friend and two others were killed overnight in a quadruple homicide on the streets of Huntington. “It was a sign that basketball saved my life,” Walker said. “I think about it every day. Just looking at my daughter, I think this wouldn’t have happened if I hadn’t been playing basketball.” Miami Herald

When he played his final game for the Celtics in April 2012, he had no idea it would take two years and 10 months to make it back to the NBA, his return coming last month when the Heat signed him to two 10-day contracts, and eventually for the rest of this season, with a team option for 2015-16. “I had to understand it wasn’t about basketball for me,” he said. “It was the mental aspect, my preparation, how seriously I took my job, how I treated people. My coach at Kansas State, Frank Martin, used to tell me you can be a tough guy without being an [expletive] to people. That’s something I had to take to heart. “When he told me that at 17, 18, I had no clue what he was talking about. Now as you get older, I’m thankful for those talks with Frank. It finally started to click for me.” Miami Herald

“There are not too many people I know from that area whose fathers had been in their lives, so that was a common bond we all had growing up,” Walker said. “All raised by their mothers, bleak situation. An environment with a lot of violence, a lot of drug dealing, a lot of people without a positive mind-set because they feel like they don’t have any options. Then you have people clawing to get out. It makes for a bad environment. “Down the street from me was a 24-hour dope house. You would have junkies, dealers. It was an everyday thing. These people were my neighbors. I didn’t realize how crazy it was until I got out and see how other people live.” Miami Herald

Buyers looking for a piece of property with a scenic view of the canyons and hills in Southern California need not look any further. Miami Heat player Chris Bosh has been looking for a new owner to take care of his Pacific Palisades mansion and he even sweetened the deal by slashing off $1.5 million to the price. Realty Today

March 26, 2015 Updates

Eric Pincus: Added Michael Beasley and Henry Walker's 2-year deals to @BBallInsiders Miami Heat - both conditional min. salaries. In case of Michael Beasley - a team option for Miami - to be decided before July for 15/16 season. Henry Walker's $1.1 mil non-guranteed, after 8/1 - $100k locks in, after 11/3 - $300k,after 12/1 $500k @BBallInsiders http://www.basketballinsiders.com/miami-heat-team-salary/ Twitter @EricPincus

Upon being asked about his impressions of the play two weeks after the fact, Iasiah Thomas did not take issue with Wade’s aggressive defense. He attempted to make a play on the ball and caught Thomas at a bad angle. Wade’s actions after the play did catch the ire of Thomas. "It is what it is,” Thomas said of the foul. The only thing I didn't like was how he looked at me after. You can't control that. He tried to block the shot, but the only thing I thought about when I watched the film was how he looked at me after." Boston Globe

Cousy lives in Worcester during the summer, but he winters in Florida so he watches his share of Heat games on television and he was impressed when Whiteside came off the bench to record a triple-double on Jan. 25 against the Bulls with 14 points, 13 rebounds and a franchise-record 12 blocks. "I have never said this in the 40 years since I retired," Cousy said in a recent telephone interview, "but he is the first big guy, not (Patrick) Ewing, (Hakeem) Olajuwon, Shaq (O'Neal), who reminds me defensively and on the boards of Russell. He runs the floor well, he has excellent timing, he blocks shots and keeps them in play the way Russell did." Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Asked about the on-court dynamic between the two during their 46 games as a backcourt tandem, Thomas said, “It was nice. When we did play together, it worked. He’s a hell of a player.” “I talked with Isaiah. He’s happy here. He was a great teammate. We had a good relationship,” added Dragic, who then offered a glowing scouting report on Thomas, who returned from injury on Wednesday. “He can score in bunches. He’s an offensive-minded player. If he’s hot, he can score 30 points easy. He has that quality to put his team on his shoulders, especially on offense.” WEEI.com

March 25, 2015 Updates

The Miami Heat not only suffered a stinging loss at the buzzer to the Milwaukee Bucks but they may have also lost center Hassan Whiteside for some time. Whiteside needed 10 stitches to his right hand after suffering a gash between the middle and ring fingers on his hand. He sliced his hand hitting the rim and had to leave the game with 5:41 remaining in the second quarter of the Heat's 89-88 loss to Milwaukee at the Bradley Center. ESPN.com

 

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