| Dec 20, 2014
| 7:57 AM
Yes, the Miami Heat are going to do it. Even after he turned his back on the franchise after four consecutive trips to the NBA Finals. Even after he gave every indication he would be returning as a free agent. Even after he defected from South Beach to...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 4:49 PM
The Lakers were granted a $4.85 million disabled-player exception on Tuesday for injured point guard Steve Nash.
What that means for a future Lakers' acquisition isn't as straightforward. The exception is a spending tool that can be used to add one...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 11:13 PM
Q: Is Birdman old or disinterested? He hasn't been the same this season. -- Clifford.
A: No, he hasn't, and at times it's very noticeable. I don't think it's a matter of having grown content (at least I would hope that is not the case). Perhaps it's a...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 7:24 PM
The Miami Heat certainly have had their moments over the years at the Verizon Center.
There was the season finale in 2012 when injuries that left Erik Spoelstra no choice but to start Eddy Curry. With a defibrillator possibly courtside, the Heat...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The Detroit Pistons acquired center Joel Anthony from the Boston Celtics in exchange for guard Will Bynum on Friday.
Swapping Anthony, who is set to make $3.8 million this season, for Bynum, who will earn $2.9 million, saves the Celtics $900,000....
| Sep 30, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Q: Probably don't want to dwell on the past too much, but seeing your recent article regarding the Mike Miller amnesty got me thinking: What if they had used the amnesty clause on Joel Anthony instead? Of course, they eventually dumped Anthony anyways,...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 11:02 AM
An updated look at the status of those on the Heat training-camp roster, those who left in the offseason, and those from last season's roster who remained unsigned:
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ON CURRENT ROSTER
Age: Turned 36 on July 7.
| Aug 1, 2014
| 2:33 PM
None of the Lakers will represent Team USA this summer in the FIBA World Cup to be played later in the month in Spain.
Pau Gasol will play for the Spanish national team, but the former Laker is now a member of the Chicago Bulls.
The Lakers are...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Q: Ira, all week you've been talking about the Heat lacking a rim protector and that's why the defense needs to be better. So what about Hasheem Thabeet now that he's going to be released by Philly? -- Thad.
A: There is a reason Thabeet has bounced from...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Q: Ira, in your opinion do you believe the Heat have a better roster now than they did when they were facing LeBron James and the Cavaliers before he joined Miami? -- Stefano.
A: That's an intriguing question, one that has to factor in that they still...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 5:55 AM
The Miami Heat played a role in the Saturday trade that delivered Kevin Love to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, a deal that allowed the Minnesota Timberwolves to replace Love with Philadelphia 76ers forward Thaddeus Young.
As part of the...