Player News - Heat

Date: Team: Pos:

The Heat added Chris Quinn as an assistant coach.

He started his career with the Heat and made 26 starts in his three seasons there. Quinn did not play in the NBA last season and only appeared in seven games back in 2012-13.
Sep 17 - 8:41 PM

Keith Smart will be an assistant coach with the Heat this season.

He was the head coach for the Kings until 2013 and was paid by the team last season because of his contract. Smart didn't have much success in his run as a head coach, so he's going to have to really impress as an assistant to get another chance.
Sep 17 - 7:01 PM

Free agent Michael Beasley will work out for the Spurs this week, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

He's still being paid by the Suns this season, so he may be waiting for an ideal situation, and he's at a career crossroads due to concerns about his behavior off the court and his inconsistent play on the court. The 25-year-old has already worked out twice for the Lakers, but we'd like nothing more than to see how he'd fare under coach Gregg Popovich.
Sep 17 - 12:48 PM

Greg Oden is attempting to get his life back on track after his August arrest on battery charges.

Oden is headed to trial on October 22 to face domestic battery charges, but a recent report on ESPN highlighted some of the demons that the 26-year-old has been dealing with. The article sheds light on Oden's issues with alcohol abuse as well as his battles with depression and shows that there are issues much bigger than basketball at play. If he lands with an NBA team, Oden would likely face a 10-game suspension, but this saga may be the end of the former No. 1 overall pick's NBA career.
Source: ESPN
Sep 16 - 11:06 AM

Mario Chalmers said he felt like he wasn't involved enough during the NBA Finals.

"Everybody in my ear, talking about ‘We need you, we need you to do this, we need you to do that.’ And then when it comes to the game, I didn’t feel involved," Chalmers said. "Like, you all talk about how y’all need me, but y’all didn’t put me in position to do anything." He made just 33.3 percent from the field in 23.3 minutes per game, so wasn't great while he was out there. He'll have a much bigger opportunity this year and could be a steal in the second half of fantasy drafts.
Sep 15 - 9:49 AM

Former teammate Kyle Korver said he thinks the situation involving Luol Deng hasn't even phased him.

"He said he was shocked when he heard what was said, but that sometimes things just slip out," Korver said. "It was pretty amazing, really. He just wants everything to move on. He wants to get back to basketball." Deng remains one of the classiest and most respected players in the NBA, so it's not a surprise to hear he hasn't been rattled by this ordeal. Hopefully, he doesn't get too distracted with all the questions he'll receive from the media in training camp.
Sep 13 - 9:19 AM

Luol Deng responded on Tuesday to the recent comments from Hawks general manager Danny Ferry.

Deng has been one of the classiest guys in the NBA and his statement was no different. He mentioned how proud he is of his heritage coming from South Sudan, and said his the focus of his free agency status should purely have been based off his ability as an athlete and his professionalism. Deng added he was thankful that the Heat picked him up and how they have gone out of their way to make him feel welcome. Click the link below to see the entire statement.
Sep 9 - 7:15 PM

Luol Deng was the free-agent player being discussed in a Hawks’ owners call in June when a racist comment was read from a background report by general manager Danny Ferry, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

A source said they "never heard a comment" as offensive as the one referring to Deng. The Hawks are likely to be sold from current majority owner Bruce Levenson and general manager Danny Ferry will face some sort of discipline.
Sep 8 - 12:13 PM

Ray Allen has reportedly been contacted by "almost a dozen" teams, including the Bulls, but he's still hasn't committed to playing this season.

The Wizards, Spurs, Clippers and Cavaliers have been explicitly linked to Allen, and it's probable that most playoff contenders have at least reached out to him. The 39-year-old can dictate when and where he'll spend his final years in the NBA, serving as a reserve 3-point specialist in the pursuit of his third NBA championship.
Sep 7 - 5:27 PM

The Heat sign undrafted G Andre Dawkins on Wednesday.

Dawkins averaged 7.9 points as a Duke senior last year, but the fact his contract isn't guaranteed means that there's not much of a chance he'll still be with the Heat after training camp.
Sep 3 - 9:35 PM

The Heat sign UNLV PF Khem Birch to a partially guaranteed contract on Wednesday.

The undrafted power forward has a big wingspan and is athletic, and while his partially guaranteed status gives him a chance to make the team's final roster, it's certainly not guaranteed.
Sep 3 - 9:30 PM

The Wizards reportedly contacted free agent Ray Allen early in free agency to gauge his interest in signing with Washington.

Allen hasn't even decided whether he'll play this season or retire, and he's also being pursued by championship contenders like the Cavaliers, Clippers and Spurs. The Wizards, in other words, are a longshot to land the 39-year-old sniper.
Sep 2 - 5:58 PM

Keith Smart is in discussions to join the Miami Heat as an assistant coach.

Erik Spoelstra is revamping his coaching staff after the reassignments of Bob McAdoo and Ron Rothstein, putting Smart on his radar. Smart has been out of coaching since being let go by the Kings following the 2012-13 season, but it's sounding like he could soon be joining assistant coach Juwan Howard on Spoelstra's staff.
Sep 2 - 11:31 AM

Ray Allen is in no rush to make a decision on his NBA future.

The 39-year-old is reportedly weighing retirement against playing for a top contender, but it doesn't sound like he's close to a decision. "I'm not in any rush [to make a decision]," Allen said. "I've played 18 years, and the way I look at my career, I'm content with everything that I've done." While the Spurs, Cavaliers, and Clippers have all expressed interest in Allen, he doesn't hold much fantasy value at this point in his career.
Source: The Courant
Sep 2 - 9:15 AM

Juwan Howard has been promoted from player development coach to assistant coach with the Miami Heat.

The Heat demoted assistant coaches Ron Rothstein and Bob McAdoo to make room for Howard on the bench. Juwan was part of Miami's 2012 championship team, and was the only member of the Fab Five to win a championship (although he was more of a locker room presence than a contributor to the stat sheet when they won). Howard had a long and successful NBA career, and now he will embark on the path of coaching.
Source: NBC Sports
Sep 1 - 11:18 AM

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