The Heat made a run at Marvin Williams two years ago. They get another shot this summer. (Getty Images)
the Heat went into the 2014 offseason, they were looking for a way to rebuild their supporting cast around the Big Three and felt Marvin Williams would be an ideal fit at small or power forward. He turned out to be beyond their price range at $14.5 million over two years.
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No snub here. Hassan Whiteside’s block on Marvin Williams was one of the league’s best of the year. (Getty Images)
Heat center Hassan Whiteside blocked 269 shots this year. None were better than this.
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Nicolas Batum has many of the skills Miami needs, especially outside shooting. (Getty Images)
Few free agents in this summer’s class look like better pieces for
the Heat than Nicolas Batum. Unfortunately for Miami, plenty of other teams will be thinking the same thing.
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Al Jefferson has hurt the Heat for years. Now he could join them. (Getty Images)
upcoming free agency is unpredictable, and the Heat can’t possibly know if they’ll be able to bring him back. That’s the goal, Pat Riley says, but other teams are going to hit Whiteside with enticing offers as soon as he becomes available July 1.
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The Heat’s most recent Game 7? Two weeks ago, when Goran Dragic crushed the Hornets. (Getty Images)
After a convincing Game 6 win over the Raptors on Friday,
the Heat are back in Toronto for the 10th Game 7 in their history Sunday.
Miami is 6-3 all-time in these situations, though this is just its second one on the road. Here’s a look at every Game 7 in team history:
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Dwyane Wade has been mostly alone when he lines up a 3-pointer. (Getty Images)
Hitting all these 3-pointers hasn’t been easy for
Heat star Dwyane Wade, but he has had pretty clean looks.
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“Thunder Dan” Majerle and the 1999-00 team won the first Game 7 in Heat history. (Getty Images)
After a gutsy Game 6 win in Charlotte,
the Heat host the Hornets this afternoon for the ninth Game 7 in franchise history.
Miami is 5-3 all-time in these situations and hasn’t lost one at home since 2005. Here’s a look at every Game 7 the Heat have ever played:
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Josh Richardson’s shoulder injury wasn’t as bad as originally feared. (Getty Images)
[UPDATE: May 1, 2016, 11:19 a.m. — Josh Richardson warmed up, cleared all tests and will play in today’s Game 7]
Heat rookie Josh Richardson, a critical perimeter defender and 3-point shooter, got good news Saturday afternoon. While he remains in pain after a blow to the left shoulder late in Game 6, he did not suffer any major damage.
The team listed Richardson as questionable for today’s Game 7 against the Charlotte Hornets (1 p.m., ABC), and Erik Spoelstra was unsure whether he would be available.
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Jeb, Jeb, Jeb. (Getty Images)
Well, this could’ve gone better.
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush was riding high after
the Heat beat Charlotte in Game 6 to save their season. He was too excited, apparently, to spell Dwyane Wade’s name right in congratulatory tweet.
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This must be what Erik Spoelstra meant when he said Game 6 became “medieval.” (Getty Images)
Udonis Haslem is always ready for a fight and he wanted to make sure his teammates were as well.
Here’s what he told
the Heat prior to Game 6, which they won 97-90 in Charlotte:
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