Player News - Heat

Date: Team: Pos:
Chris Bosh - F/C - Heat

Heat sign F/C Chris Bosh.

He's been out of the country for most of the month, which explains why he hasn't signed his contract. Bosh's deal is reportedly $118 million over five years and he'll enter the season with more offensive responsibility. He already had second-round fantasy value last season due to a career high in effective field goal percentage, so the extra shots aren't going to boost his fantasy value too much.
Jul 30 - 5:36 PM

The Lakers worked out unrestricted free agent Michael Beasley on Wednesday.

Beasley's agent said some teams have interest in his client, so he wasn't bluffing. The Lakers would be a good spot for Beasley due to their lack of depth at small forward, but he certainly wouldn't be a lock to make the rotation. Additionally, the Lakers would have a handful of characters on their team should they sign Beasley.
Jul 30 - 3:08 PM

Heat owner Micky Arison posted a message to the Miami fan base on the Heat's website Monday stating, "We are not done, not even close."

Arison goes on to list the achievements of the Miami franchise, citing their championships, free agent signings, and Pat Riley. While the Heat did lose LeBron James, and probably their hopes of immediate championship success, Pat Riley has proven he's more than capable of assembling championship caliber squads.
Source: NBA.com
Jul 28 - 7:25 PM

Dwyane Wade said LeBron James is his new favorite player to play against.

"Well, it used to be Kobe Bryant... the second best all time.... now, I have a new favorite player to play against... my former teammate, LeBron James." LeBron heading to Cleveland cost Wade around $10 million because Wade opted out of his $42 million option. Wade and the Heat are thin and injury-prone on the wing this season, so there may be some unexpected players needing to step up, or Wade is going to have to turn back the clock a few years and be his old self.
Jul 28 - 11:50 AM

Several teams have reportedly shown interest in unrestricted free agent Michael Beasley.

There are probably a few teams out there willing to give Beasley a minimum deal, however, it's unlikely he'll be able to maintain any fantasy relevance wherever he lands.
Source: NBC Sports
Jul 27 - 8:42 AM

Gary Payton is a candidate to be an assistant for the Lakers or Bucks.

He's spent some time in the offseason coaching up players such as Damian Lillard, so a move to the bench as a coach isn't a surprise. Payton may be more involved with player development more than drawing up plays.
Jul 26 - 9:29 PM

James Ennis missed some game action in summer league due to a strained left groin.

Ennis was a star at Orlando summer league with a 29-point game and he's looking like a strong bet to make the rotation. The Heat have some issues with depth, so he could be the first wing off the bench. He'll be worth watching for those who love picking up rookies.
Jul 26 - 10:32 AM

Teams are expressing interest in Michael Beasley, according to his agent, Jared Karnes.

This is sports agent 101 and Karnes said "there has been quite a bit of activity in the past four days." Beasley wasn't a head case in Miami, which is probably the biggest positive out of last season. He'll only be a reserve and should get a deal soon.
Jul 25 - 12:44 PM

The Heat are still non-committal on bringing back Greg Oden.

"They said they’ll get back to us," Oden's agent Mike Conley Sr. said. "A couple of teams have inquired. He wants to be able to play." It's not going to be easy for Oden to get minutes after not being able to play for more than 15 minutes in any game last season.
Jul 25 - 12:40 PM

Ray Allen has not decided on if he's going to play next season.

Obviously that means he hasn't decided on joining up with LeBron James and the Cavs. The Boston Globe reported that Allen is leaning to the Cavs, which is still the most-likely outcome. He'll be coming off the bench on just about any team and he probably won't get more than 10 shots per game.
Jul 24 - 6:30 PM

Ray Allen is leaning to signing with the Cavs, according to the Boston Globe.

He is expected to have MRIs on his legs to make sure they're healthy, so nothing will be official until after Thursday. Allen will be entering his 19th season and looked as healthy as ever with the Heat in 2013-14. He'll likely see minutes around 20 per game with the Cavs.
Jul 23 - 11:04 PM

Ray Allen is expected to get MRIs on his legs before making a decision on his retirement.

He didn't look like a guy who was drafted in 1996 last season and it would be a surprise to see him retire at this point. Allen is getting some interest from the Cavs, Rockets and Heat as a bench scorer. He will be back in the USA on Thursday after a trip to China.
Jul 23 - 5:46 PM

Chris Andersen's contract with the Heat is worth $10.4 million over two years.

It's also fully guaranteed, which makes it a very nice haul for the 36-year-old big man. He averaged 6.6 points on 64.4 percent shooting last season, adding 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in under 20 minutes per game, which wasn't quite enough for value in typical fantasy leagues.
Jul 23 - 9:17 AM

Mario Chalmers said he was surprised about LeBron James leaving the Heat.

"I never thought anybody would want to leave Miami for Cleveland but you grow up and you move on," Chalmers said. "That's what happened and there's no love lost." LeBron yelled at Chalmers more times than most people can count and it should be interesting to see his demeanor with the different roster. Chalmers' fantasy value figures to increase now that he'll have more responsibilities on offense.
Jul 19 - 12:53 PM

Heat sign G Shabazz Napier.

He hasn't played very well in summer league, making just 27.7 percent of his shots in Vegas and 27.3 percent of his shots in Orlando. Napier being so small has really hurt his ability to get a good shot, and it's even kept him from getting a clean look from beyond the arc. He has an opportunity in Miami, but it's not going to be easy.
Jul 19 - 9:31 AM


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