Player News - Heat

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

Chris Bosh posted a video on his Twitter account and said he's "hooping."

"Yes,I'm hooping," Bosh said. "Absolutely. I'm a hooper." Take this information however you like, of course. Under normal circumstances, this wouldn't be worthy of an update, and it doesn't definitely indicate he's actually playing basketball. On the other hand, the limited details on Bosh this summer make his comments somewhat interesting. There is still no timetable for Bosh to return.
Aug 29 - 6:19 PM

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra had some encouraging words to say about Justise Winslow.

"He's going to find a way to make an impact on the game," Spoelstra said. "And he's going to do it in winning fashion. It might be defensively; it might be offensively. It might be leadership. All of that is far ahead of his age." Pat Riley said in July that Winslow will start at SF this season, but he could end up playing a lot of PF as well depending on Chris Bosh's (blood clots) status. Winslow's game doesn't translate very well to standard fantasy leagues, but he could be looking at minutes in the 30s this season.
Aug 29 - 9:58 AM

Wayne Ellington said it will be crucial for Hassan Whiteside to improve his passing this season.

"It's no question. That's something big for us," Ellington said. "And being able to get on the same page with Hassan and the other big guys is crucial. Gaining that attention and defenses being so focused on him, being able to go out and find the open guys is going to be huge for us." Per NBA.com, Whiteside has a total of 35 assists in 140 career games, so that's a glaring weakness in his game. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said that HW has been working on that aspect of his game this summer in addition to his low-post scoring, so prospective owners can at least expect a modest bump in assists.
Aug 28 - 10:03 AM

Drew Gordon is close to a deal with Lietuvos Rytas in Lithuania.

Drew, the older brother of Aaron Gordon, spent last season in France with Chalons-Reims. He doesn't belong in the NBA, but maybe that changes with a couple more years of development overseas.
Aug 28 - 9:20 AM

Goran Dragic is expected to lead a faster, up-tempo offense for Miami next season.

"Goran is one of the best fast-break, transition point guards in this game. He will force tempo regardless of how you want to play or how you want to defend. Goran is going to run," said coach Erik Spoelstra. The Heat played at a more deliberate pace last season with Chris Bosh (while he was healthy) and Dwyane Wade as the focus of the offense. Spoelstra is now intimating that he will put the ball in Dragic's hand and let his PG get out and push the pace. Miami playing an up-tempo game will lead to more possessions and more chances for fantasy production, which will increase the value of all Heat regulars.
Aug 27 - 11:43 AM
Chris Bosh - F/C - Heat

The Heat continue to decline comment on Chris Bosh's status.

The Miami Herald reported earlier this week that Bosh may be able to play next season while taking a blood thinning medication that would be out of his system by game time, but the organization remains mum. Attempting to predict whether or not Bosh will play this season is extremely difficult.
Aug 27 - 11:35 AM

The Heat reportedly told Josh McRoberts' camp that he is "in the team's plans for this season."

The 29-year-old forward didn't draw any interest as a trade option earlier this summer -- he's owed a guaranteed $5.8 million this year with a $6.0 million player option for 2017-18. It's uncertain whether Chris Bosh (blood clots) will be cleared to play this season, however, which leaves McRoberts with a path to fantasy relevance in Miami.
Aug 25 - 1:10 AM

Celtics' owner Steve Pagliuca said that he hasn't spoken with Ray Allen in the last couple of months.

Allen is said to be pondering an NBA comeback after two years removed from the game, but it's looking like we can cross Boston off his list of suitors. The Bucks and Knicks could still be an option for the 41-year-old veteran, but he won't earn enough playing time with either of those clubs to warrant a draft pick in any format.
Aug 24 - 11:47 AM

Erik Spoelstra said that he wants Derrick Williams to "be aggressive with his ability to attack the paint."

"With us, he can come here, be aggressive with his ability to attack the paint, get to the free throw line," Spoelstra said. "We will put him in situations where he can play anywhere on the floor... He can guard 1 through 4. He can handle, can play off the ball, play in the post, do a lot of different things. A lot of times with young players like a Derrick Williams, it's about the right fit, the right place and right time in your career. And we think this really is all three things with Derrick." Williams' fantasy value will hinge on the health of Chris Bosh (blood clots).
Aug 21 - 6:56 PM
Chris Bosh - F/C - Heat

Chris Bosh may be able to play next season while taking a blood thinning medication that would be out of his system by game time.

This is something that was suggested to the Miami medical staff last spring, but they ultimately decided it was not something they were comfortable doing. There currently isn't a clear consensus amongst the medical community about whether a player who has had two blood clotting episodes in the span of a year should remain on blood thinners beyond the recommended six-month cycle, but it's worth noting that Bosh does not have the gene that predisposes him to clotting issues.
Aug 21 - 6:45 PM

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra wants Hassan Whiteside to keep working on his strength and conditioning so that he can play more minutes this season.

"Just continue the overall development with his body, working on his conditioning, getting stronger while maintaining his weight and flexibility," Spoelstra said. "And he will have to be able to absorb more minutes, more responsibility, more games, which is a different level of training in the weight room." He put up first-round value in standard leagues despite playing 29.1 minutes per game last season, so the promise of a larger role means his value should be safe. For what it's worth, Spoelstra said that HW has the potential to be one of the best players in the league.
Aug 19 - 11:07 AM

Beno Udrih has reportedly agreed to re-sign with the Heat on a one-year deal.

Udrih will serve as the third-string point guard on the depth chart, which likely means that Briante Weber will be spending most of the year in the D-League. Udrih won't be worth drafting anywhere.
Aug 17 - 11:09 AM
Chris Bosh - F/C - Heat

Erik Spoelstra did not mention Chris Bosh (blood clots) during a recent promotional video he did for Heat fans.

Spoelstra made a vague reference to the loss of Dwyane Wade, and then went over why he's excited about the upcoming season, mentioning Hassan Whiteside, Tyler Johnson and Justise Winslow; but he failed to bring up Bosh. The Heat continue to be sparse with the updates on Bosh, and all we've really gotten so far is that they are "cautiously optimistic" that Bosh can play next season. We likely won't be getting a firm update until training camp, but currently, Bosh makes for a dubious fantasy asset.
Aug 16 - 4:09 PM

Bucks president Peter Feigin said that the team is still in discussions with Ray Allen.

Allen has also been linked to the Knicks and Celtics, but a deal isn't imminent just yet. Rashad Vaughn has a lot of work to do, so signing Allen wouldn't be a bad idea for a Bucks team that is hoping to get back into the playoffs.
Aug 15 - 11:56 AM
Chris Bosh - F/C - Heat

According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Heat are "cautiously optimistic" that Chris Bosh (blood thinners) will play this season.

The Heat haven't been transparent at all regarding Bosh, so we'll take any hint we can get. Heat owner Micky Arison hinted in a letter to season-ticket holders last week that he expects Bosh to play, but a final decision on his status could be made within the next month. The uncertainty should keep his ADP down, but he's still a risky target. Expect Justise Winslow to spend more time at the four if Bosh misses more time.
Aug 14 - 12:58 PM


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