Jimmy Butler out for Rockets game

According to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Miami Heat head coach Eric Spoelstra says that Jimmy Butler will miss the team’s tilt against the Houston Rockets Wednesday night. This will be the fourth missed game for Butler this season. He missed the first game of the season and two others when he had his first child. So far this season Butler is averaging 18.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game.

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Miami Heat unveil new “Vice Wave” gamers

It seems with every passing day, it seems an NBA ballclub is revealing a brand-new jersey. Up to bat now are the Miami Heat, who have unveiled their new “Vice Wave” unis earlier Monday. Check out the video reveal below and they will be available for purchase this Tuesday at midnight.

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Jimmy Butler to miss next two games

The Miami Heat won their season opener against the Memphis Grizzlies without Jimmy Butler and it looks like they will have do so for two more games. That is because Butler became a father, as his girlfriend had a baby girl Wednesday night. Head coach Eric Spoelstra has this to say at Heat practice on Friday: “Jimmy is now a proud father, and he has a baby daughter. The rest I’ll let him give you the details. Everything has obviously been unbelievable news in the last 24 hours. We’re thrilled…

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Heat re-sign Udonis Haslem

Udonis Haslem has been a constant for the Miami Heat for the 16 seasons he has been in the league NBA and he will extend that to a 17th season, as reported by the AP’s Tim Reynolds. Haslem was undrafted in 2002 out of the University of Florida, he balled for French team Élan Sportif Chalonnais, and signed as a free agent with Miami in 2003 and since that time, the only jersey he has played in has been a Heat gamer.

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Heat send Whiteside to Portland for Harkless and Leonard

The Miami Heat have sent center Hassan Whiteside to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for Maurice Harkless and Meyers Leonard. Whiteside, who averaged 12.3 points and 11.7 rebounds per game, can provide a defensive presence in the middle that can help to erase mistakes made on the perimeter. For Miami, Leonard can provide shooting from the center position, while Harkless’ length and athleticism on the perimeter can help defensively and he can also be a respectable three point shooter.

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Goran Dragic not involved in Butler deal

In the sign and trade that sent Jimmy Butler to the Miami Heat in exchange for Josh Richardson , it was previously reported that point guard Goran Dragic was going to Dallas, but apparently that will not be the case. The New York Times’ Marc Stein reported that forwards Derrick Jones and Kelly Olynyck were the heat players that ended getting sent to Dallas. Stein added that it was initially headed to the Mavericks but Dallas decided not to go that route to retain financial flexibility for other roster moves…

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Jimmy Butler joins heat in sign-and-trade

The Miami Heat have acquired Jimmy Butler via a sign-and-trade with the Philadelphia 76ers , per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania reported that the Heat sent the 76ers Josh Richardson in the deal. Goran Dragic was sent to Dallas as part the deal as well. Charania also adds that Butler will also received the full four year max, which for his is $142 million over those years. For Butler, this will be his third team since the start of last season and though his bumpy time…

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NBA Trade Rumours: Heat to inquire about Chris Paul and other Rockets players

The Houston Rockets have made it known that essentially no one their roster, including James Harden, is untouchable as they look to make major changes to their roster to try to get past the monster in the Bay Area. Chris Paul is one of the most obvious targets to be moved, along with big man Clint Capela, but considering Paul’s age (34) and the massive amount he has remaining on his contract ( he signed a four-year $160 million deal last July), it seemed Houston might be hard pressed to…

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Heat waive Rodney McGruder

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, the Miami Heat have waived forward Rodney McGruder. The move seems to be a cost-cutting one , as indicated by the South Florida Sun Sentinel’s Ira Winderman. Even if another team does claim him, McGruder is playoff ineligible. In his three seasons in the NBA, all with the Heat, the 6’4” guard has started 112 of the 161 games he has appeared in and averaged 6.8 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 23.6 minutes per contest. This season he was…

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Groan Dragic to play tonight

Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic is expected to make his return tonight. According to Tim Reynolds of the AP, the guard is available to play when the team takes on the Cleveland Cavaliers. Dragic had missed the previous three game dealing with a strained left calf.

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