Posted on: September 21, 2009 10:29 am
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that second-year forward Michael Beasley returned to South Florida on Sunday after being released from a substance abuse rehab facility in Houston. Beasley went to the facility for violating the NBA's substance abuse program, shortly after he posted erratic messages on Twitter, which included a photo of himself that appeared to show a banned substance in the background.
Beasley is expected to begin working out with the Heat immediately at the American Airlines Arena.
Posted on: August 7, 2009 10:43 am
The Miami Herald reports that a source close to free agent Allen Iverson says that Pat Riley reached out to the 10-time All-Star recently, expressing "continued interest" in bringing Iverson to the Miami Heat.
While the source told the Herald that the Heat had yet to make Iverson a firm offer, Riley told Iverson's representatives that he would be in touch soon. The source claimed that Riley told Iverson's people "before [Iverson] considers accepting any [other] offer, to please get back with him."
Posted on: July 13, 2009 1:45 pm
The Miami Heat didn't waste any time in offering Dwyane Wade a contract extension, in hopes of retaining him before he hits the free agent market next summer. Sunday was the first day the Heat were legally allowed to make Wade an offer, and they did so immediately -- but Wade, so far, is tight-lipped about the offer.
"There's nothing further to discuss other than I got a call at 12:01," Wade said, as quoted by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Pat Riley and Wade's agent, Henry Thomas, both confirmed that the deal offered to Wade was a three-year contract of maximum proportions. CBSSports.com's Ken Berger further reported that the maximum Miami could offer Wade under the collective bargaining agreement is a four-year, $86.6 million deal. It is not yet known what the price tag is on the three-year deal Wade was offered on Sunday.
While they wait for D-Wade to decide, the Heat are also at the top of the list of teams looking to snag unrestricted free agent Allen Iverson from Detroit.
The Miami Herald reports that Iverson asked for a one-year deal with Miami for the $5.8 million midlevel exception. Miami is reportedly hoping to get Iverson in the range of $2 million or less per year, while Iverson is also shopping his wares to Charlotte and Memphis.
Posted on: March 31, 2009 11:32 am
The Arlington Heights Daily Herald reports that the Chicago Bulls will definitely be interested in dealing for Chris Bosh , if the Raptors All-Star hits the market.
Posted on: January 28, 2009 12:52 pm
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Cavaliers may not remain in the bidding to get Brad Miller from the Kings, due at least partially to the fact that Cleveland seems to be doing fine with the roster it has.
Posted on: January 21, 2009 9:17 pm
Posted on: December 16, 2008 12:51 pm
Veteran NBA center Dikembe Mutombo is currently without a team, but the free agent says he's received interest from several squads, and he hopes to sign and be back on the court within two weeks.
The 42-year-old Mutombo told the Boston Globe on Sunday that the Celtics, Heat, Spurs and other teams have expressed interest in adding him to their rosters. The South Florida Sun-Sentinel said on Monday that Heat officials would neither confirm nor deny their interest in Mutombo. The Heat are also waiting on the possible return of Alonzo Mourning from last year's knee injury. Mourning was in the Heat locker room before Monday's game.
The News-Herald in Ohio reported that while the Cavaliers don't appear to have major interest in Mutombo, they have also not ruled him out. The story noted that if Zydrunas Ilgauskas were going to miss a considerable amount of time, then it may be more attractive to the Cavs to pick up Mutombo.
Posted on: December 15, 2008 12:39 pm
Edited on: December 15, 2008 12:40 pm
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that Antoine Walker expects to recieve a contract buyout from the Memphis Grizzlies today.
Walker was traded to the Grizzlies by the Minnesota Timberwolves during the offseason in the deal that secured O.J. Mayo for the Grizzlies and sent Kevin Love to the Wolves. Walker has yet to appear in a regular season game for the Grizzlies, and has not played in any regular season NBA game since Feb. 19, when he played eight minutes for the Timberwolves vs. Philadelphia.
Walker came to the Wolves more than a year ago in a trade from the Miami Heat. Walker, 32, hopes a buyout will provide him the opportunity to find a team willing to give him a chance to prove he's still valuable on the court.
"Hopefully, with this buyout, the opportunity is going to be there for me," Walker said. "Maybe I can go and talk to a few teams and hopefully move on to a better situation very soon."