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May 14, 2015 Updates
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I didn’t see him, but the sharp eyes of ESPN’s Dave McMenamin spotted free agent to be point guard Norris Cole in attendance tonight. Cole, of course, is a former Cleveland State product and a fellow Klutch client. The Cavs tried acquiring Cole at February’s trade deadline. Who could imagine then what a pivotal role Delly would be playing in this postseason? Akron Beacon Journal

Because Dwyane Wade said last year that he’s eager to see how much he can command next summer, when the salary cap rises considerably, everyone has expected he would not opt out of a contract that would pay him $16.1 million next season. Opting in seems to make the most sense. But it's curious that Wade was non-committal after the season ended, and his agent this week declined to say if he will opt in. If he surprisingly opted out, he would figure to re-sign here on a multiyear deal, and the Heat thus wouldn’t have cap space (even if Luol Deng also opted out), assuming Goran Dragic stays. (Unless Miami dumps additional salary such as Josh McRoberts or Mario Chalmers.) Miami Herald

Chris Bosh, on NBA TV tonight: "Yes, I will be ready on Opening Night. I’m looking forward to being the best version of myself in 2015-2016 at the start. I’m very excited, this has given me time to think and reflect on my life and everything that’s going on. I miss basketball right now and I think that’s good for me.” Miami Herald

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“As long as I’m in a happy environment and a healthy organization, that’s the most important thing,” Dragic said. “The next three, four, five years — I want to spend it on this kind of team, like the Miami Heat. They have great players, great coaching staff and great training staff.” The max contract for Dragic is about $110 million over five years, and the Heat are the only team that can give him that much — not to mention the enticement of Florida having no state income tax. Anyone else who wants to get in the game better be a heck of a salesman, given that other teams are limited to four years for roughly $85 million. Palm Beach Post

Bosh appeared for an hour on ESPN Radio on Monday and recounted the scariest episodes leading up to his season ending in February. “In Boston, we actually won that game, but I couldn’t breathe,” he said, referring to a Feb. 1 game at TD Garden. “I was like, ‘Man, I can’t breathe. Something’s wrong with me. I can’t breathe.’ You try to take a deep breath and I couldn’t do that.” Palm Beach Post

He was pressed as to why he played through it rather than let the Heat’s training staff know about the issue. “I know, I’ll never do it again,” Bosh said. “It sounds crazy, doesn’t it? I wish I could go back and tell myself not to do those things, but I’m lucky to be alive. I am. I took that as a lesson to stop trying to be a tough guy all the time. That’s kinda how we’re trained, to just suck it up and throw some dirt on it and get back out there. Palm Beach Post

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Pat Riley indicated the Heat shouldn’t go more than three or four possessions without getting the ball to Hassan Whiteside and Whiteside should have the mentality of Alonzo Mourning. “If Alonzo didn’t get a touch three or four times down the court, he would put his big hands around my neck verbally or physically,” Riley cracked. Miami Herald

April 24, 2015 Updates

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Friday he erred by holding a basketball clinic in Cuba this week without first consulting with the Heat. "Yes, I can confirm that they were miffed," Silver said of the Heat's angry reaction, which was reported by The Miami Herald earlier this month. "I have had multiple conversations with those who were miffed since the miffing took place. Our bad. We made a mistake. We didn't appropriately consult the Miami Heat before agreeing with the state department to take that trip. A rookie error on my part." Miami Herald

April 23, 2015 Updates

Chris “Birdman” Andersen of the Miami Heat is staying busy this offseason, by getting a massive “GIVE ME WAR” tattoo with some skulls on his head. One of the nice things about being an NBA player is that it is one of the few professions in which you can have tattoos on your head. Maybe “nice” isn’t the right word. Yeah let’s get rid of “nice.” One of the things about being an NBA player is that it is one of the few professions in which you can have tattoos on your head. For The Win

 

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