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  • Pat Riley: 'We should have made the playoffs'

    Pat Riley: 'We should have made the playoffs'
    Miami Heat President Pat Riley called out himself and the entire organization Monday about failing to make the playoffs for the first time in seven years. "There is not a person in the organization that doesn't think we should have made the playoffs,"...
  • ASK IRA: Will rising salary cap alter Heat offseason plans?

    ASK IRA: Will rising salary cap alter Heat offseason plans?
    Q: Wouldn't it be wiser for owners to sign marquee or star free agents now long term and pay whatever luxury taxes are due rather than waiting on 2016-17 where lesser quality free agents will be getting approximately those same amounts? -- Ryan, Naples....
  • Hyde: Aging, fragile Dwyane Wade's transition key to Heat's future

    Hyde: Aging, fragile Dwyane Wade's transition key to Heat's future
    The trick for Dwyane Wade is to view it as a graduation. The trouble is it can just as easily be seen as a demotion, because there's no label for the transition the winningest South Florida athlete of them all must make now. Labels form the arc of his...
  • Ira Winderman: Changes coming in NBA, particularly with scheduling

    Ira Winderman: Changes coming in NBA, particularly with scheduling
    The drama came Tuesday and Wednesday, when the playoffs races were decided. The sizzle was reserved for Saturday and Sunday, with the start of the NBA postseason. But what was deliberated Thursday and Friday at the NBA's Board of Governors meeting could...
  • ASK IRA: Is a gradual rise the more likely Heat outlook?

    ASK IRA: Is a gradual rise the more likely Heat outlook?
    Q: Here is only one person I believe in affiliated with the Heat: Pat Riley. Pat will do what's necessary to put the Heat back in the hunt. But a run like they just had with LeBron James, fans need to know it doesn't work quite that easy. Not even the...
  • Heat's No. 1 offseason priority: secure Goran Dragic

    With the season done, with that one final game no one wanted to win finally over, Dwyane Wade walked out of the basketball arena in Philadelphia with his arm around Goran Dragic. Wade was smiling, laughing, pulling Dragic close and whispering in his ear....
  • Spoelstra: Determined to make sure 'this doesn't happen again'

    Spoelstra: Determined to make sure 'this doesn't happen again'
    The message was clear amid Friday's finality to a Miami Heat season that fell short of the playoffs. "We'll be very determined to make sure this doesn't happen again," coach Erik Spoelstra said during his season-ending media session at...
  • Blame Spoelstra for Heat's season? Only if perspective is dead

    Blame Spoelstra for Heat's season? Only if perspective is dead
    Get off Erik Spoelstra's back. That's where you start with this disappointing Heat finish. Give the only coach in town to win multiple rings in more than four decades some benefit of the earned doubt. Spoelstra sounded the way sports fans want their...
  • Player-by-player: Where Miami Heat stand heading into offseason

    Player-by-player: Where Miami Heat stand heading into offseason
    A look at the status of the 15 players who finished the season on the Miami Heat roster. * * * * * * * Dwyane Wade Age: Turns 34 on Jan. 17. 2015-16 salary status: Holds $16 million player option for next season, on final year of contract, that...
  • ASK IRA: Will Heat reshuffle back end of roster?

    ASK IRA: Will Heat reshuffle back end of roster?
    Q: Who do you think Erik Spoelstra is going to keep for next season? Henry Walker is three or nothing. Was Wednesday a farewell game for James Ennis? Is Josh McRoberts coming back? Michael Beasley scored his season high in the last game. Can he get more...
  • ASK IRA: Do Hassan, Goran make 2014-15 a net gain?

    ASK IRA: Do Hassan, Goran make 2014-15 a net gain?
    Q: As a fan and season-ticket holder, I had hoped the Heat would be in the playoffs. As a realist, missing them was destined to happen this year. Looking forward, it will be exciting to see how Pat Riley utilizes his current assets to reinvent this team....