Miami Heat: Can Goran Dragic, Hassan Whiteside make up for loss of Dwyane Wade?

Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic, center, pass to Hassan Whiteside (21) as Charlotte Hornets forward Tyler Hansbrough (50) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, March 17, 2016, in Miami. The Hornets defeated the Heat 109-106. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic, center, pass to Hassan Whiteside (21) as Charlotte Hornets forward Tyler Hansbrough (50) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, March 17, 2016, in Miami. The Hornets defeated the Heat 109-106. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Dwyane Wade is leaving the Heat to join the Bulls. Who will the Heat turn to now?

With uncertainty surrounding forward Chris Bosh’s status, Miami will have to rely on point guard Goran Dragic and center Hassan Whiteside do the job. Will that be enough to make up for Wade, a 13-year NBA veteran who has made 12 All-Star games, played in 166 playoff games and won three NBA championships? Continue reading “Miami Heat: Can Goran Dragic, Hassan Whiteside make up for loss of Dwyane Wade?”

Miami Heat’s Chris Bosh to break silence on HBO tonight

Chris Bosh has been out since the All-Star Game. (Getty Images)
Chris Bosh has been out since the All-Star Game. (Getty Images)

The Heat‘s Chris Bosh went down at the All-Star break with a blood clot in his calf and has not spoken publicly since. It has been a tense five months, with Bosh pushing to play and the organization uneasy about that idea. Bosh became frustrated enough that he got the players union involved, though he and the team later issued a joint statement saying they agreed he would sit out the postseason.
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Heat’s Hassan Whiteside celebrates big contract with trip to the zoo

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside (21) at Miami Heat media day at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida on September 28, 2015. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)
Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside (21) at Miami Heat media day at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida on September 28, 2015. (Allen Eyestone / The Palm Beach Post)

Hassan Whiteside probably had a better Friday than you did.

The 27-year-old center used Snapchat on Friday morning to announce that he will re-sign with the Heat on a deal reportedly worth $98 million over four years. That’s a big payday for a player whose career earnings are $3.2 million.

So how did Whiteside decide to celebrate? He went to the zoo. Continue reading “Heat’s Hassan Whiteside celebrates big contract with trip to the zoo”

Heat’s Luol Deng agrees to $72 million deal with Lakers

Luol Deng is leaving Miami. (Getty Images)
Luol Deng is leaving Miami. (Getty Images)

As expected, Luol Deng won’t be back with the Heat next season.
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Miami Heat: Three reasons why Hassan Whiteside is worth the money

Hassan Whiteside agreed to re-sign with the Heat on Friday morning. (Getty Images)
Hassan Whiteside agreed to re-sign with the Heat on Friday morning. (Getty Images)

For the past year, many have questioned whether the Heat should offer a max contract to center Hassan Whiteside.

In the end, Miami decided he’s worth the money.

Whiteside announced on social media Friday morning that he agreed to re-sign with the Heat. It is a max four-year, $98 million contract, according to the Associated Press.

Here’s why the Heat made the right decision … Continue reading “Miami Heat: Three reasons why Hassan Whiteside is worth the money”