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August 23, 2014 Updates

At UConn, he used a Nike ball, and one of the quirks of the college game is that different teams use different types of basketballs. In the NBA, it's uniform, with Spalding being the only ball used. Napier isn't the only Heat rookie who says the new ball has a new feel. "It is different," said Tyler Johnson, who parlayed a strong summer league showing into a Heat signing. "Especially coming out of college. A lot of times, if the basketball gets wet, it gets slippery. Here, you get your hands wet to make it stick. It's slippery on its own. It takes a little while to get that feel for it. It is a little bit different but you kind of forget about it after a while." Miami Herald

“As much as I dislike the Spurs, I’d rather see a Texas team win. I’d rather see a team from our division win. I have a ton of respect for Manu Giniboli, for Parker and for Duncan. It’s been 14 years and those guys have been here for most of that time. Even though you want to kick their ass, you’ve still got to respect them. I certainly wanted to see them win before I saw the Heat win.” Dallas Morning News

August 22, 2014 Updates
August 21, 2014 Updates

Ten-time NBA All-Star Ray Allen and his wife are satisfied that charges have been brought against seven teens whom they allege trespassed in their Coral Gables, Fla., home last week, their attorney said Wednesday. "Ray and Shannon have been advised that the Miami-Dade County State Attorney's Office has filed trespass charges against the seven intruders to their home," attorney Gregory Victor said in a statement. "The determination as to what specific charges to file was entirely within the discretion of the State Attorney's Office and the Allens are satisfied with both the decision to prosecute and the charges being pursued. "The Allens are thankful that no one was hurt and they are appreciative for all the support they have received from their community." USA Today Sports

August 20, 2014 Updates

The 7 teens who entered Ray Allen's Florida home while his wife and children were asleep inside SHOULD HAVE been arrested ... so says the Coral Gables City Attorney who tells TMZ Sports he's gunning to change the laws so he can lock up trespassers in the future. The backstory is crazy ... the teens were partying at a nearby home last week when they decided to waltz into Allen's home because they thought he was in Cleveland with LeBron James. When they got inside ... after opening an unlocked door ... they were confronted by Allen's wife who screamed at the group to leave. So, they did. TMZ.com

The Heat is serious about adding another shooting guard and a big man if it can find two good ones willing to take the veteran’s minimum. After recently working out Jordan Hamilton (who signed with Toronto) and Chris Douglas-Roberts, the Heat also has inquired about Leandro Barbosa and Jordan Crawford, who both hold appeal to Miami. Miami Herald

August 19, 2014 Updates

Free-agent guard Leandro Barbosa, who currently is working with the Brazil national team in advance of the World Cup in hopes of showcasing his game for an NBA return, has drawn interest from the Heat. A source familiar with the situation said Barbosa is on the Heat's radar, but is one of several veterans the Heat are considering, with no signing imminent. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Two months ago, Toney Douglas was playing for an NBA title with the Miami Heat. Two months from now, Toney Douglas will be playing in China with the Jiangsu Dragons in Nanjing, China. The deal is reportedly worth $1 million with no victory bonuses. Basketball Buddha

August 18, 2014 Updates

Alex Kennedy: There's mutual interest between Leandro Barbosa and the Miami Heat, according to league sources. Don't be surprised if he signs with them. Twitter @AlexKennedyNBA

August 17, 2014 Updates
August 16, 2014 Updates

I saw you said they gave Michael Beasley's No. 8 to Shawne Williams. So I guess they're not going to retire Bease's number? (OK, so it means he's not coming back?) -- Henrique. A: An adjustment still could be made if Beasley is brought back, but that is an increasing longshot. But it's also not as if the Heat are mass producing Shawne Williams jerseys at this stage, either. While Beasley appears to be in the rearview mirror, the Heat still seems to be lacking on the wing, where the current options are Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng, Danny Granger, Reggie Williams, James Ennis and Tyler Johnson. There simply is not a lot of one-on-one creativity there, no one, really, other that Wade who can score off the dribble. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

A year ago, on Aug. 10, 2013, the hulking center spoke of the promise of his return to the NBA, of signing on with the two-time defending champion Heat after almost four years out of the game. By media day, he was bailing on interviews. For the first half of the season, he was kept in a tight, preplanned cocoon of rehabilitation. But when he did make it onto the court, it might as well have been the Eddy Curry experiment, circa 2011-12. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Ray Allen, who is still deciding whether to play next season, and his wife are unhappy how local authorities and media reports have characterized what happened at his Coral Gable home very, very late Wednesday night/Thursday morning, when seven 18- and 19-year olds walked into their home. Coral Gables police spokeswoman Kelly Denham said police did not charge the teenagers with burglary because there was no forced entry, no intent and nothing taken. Miami Herald

 

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