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  • Pat Riley on Heat offseason: 'We will continue to recover'

    Pat Riley on Heat offseason: 'We will continue to recover'
      For the first time this offseason, Miami Heat President Pat Riley put his voice to the free-agency tumult that has reshaped his roster in the wake of the departure of forward LeBron James.   On the day the Heat formally announced the re-signing of...
  • Hamilton poised to become Heat's 12th guaranteed player

    Hamilton poised to become Heat's 12th guaranteed player
       Center Justin Hamilton is poised to become the 12th player under guaranteed contract to the Miami Heat, when his partial guarantee kicks in Friday.    Hamilton, an outside-shooting 7-footer who finished last season with the Heat, has an $816,000...
  • Devastation, resurrection: Riley reflects on losing LeBron

    Devastation, resurrection: Riley reflects on losing LeBron
      It could have been a demolition derby. To listen to Pat Riley tell it, the twists and turns of the Miami Heat's offseason have been devastating, daunting, deceitful, briefly demoralizing.   And based on the days that preceded LeBron James' NBA free-...
  • ASK IRA: Should Riley have moved on beyond LeBron rehash?

    ASK IRA: Should Riley have moved on beyond LeBron rehash?
    Q: Ira, the thing I've always admired about Pat Riley is how is has been so forward-thinking. So why rehash everything that went on with LeBron James? What does that accomplish? -- Ernesto. A: I think like everything else, it's difficult to move on...
  • Text of statement from Heat owner Micky Arison

    Text of statement from Heat owner Micky Arison
      The statement issued Monday by Heat owner Micky Arison and sent to season-ticket holders:    While what your Miami HEAT has accomplished in the last four years has been historic, there’s a bigger picture that more clearly defines the success...
  • Five takeaways from the Spurs' victory over the Heat in NBA Finals

    Five takeaways from the Spurs' victory over the Heat in NBA Finals
    1. Kawhi Leonard is no longer up and coming. He’s here. The former star at Riverside's King High won a Finals MVP two weeks to the day before he turned 23. Happy early birthday! It figures to be a pretty rollicking summer for the small forward who...
  • Bulls top draft picks a series of hits and misses

    Bulls top draft picks a series of hits and misses
    Regardless of whether or not the Bulls use their 16th and 19th picks in Thursday's NBA draft, drafting well never has been more essential. General manager Gar Forman said at last month's draft combine that if the Bulls "want to try to create more cap...
  • Bulls in holding pattern for Thursday's NBA draft

    Bulls in holding pattern for Thursday's NBA draft
    As a former college assistant coach and recruiter, Gar Forman lives for draft day. The Bulls' general manager loves working his college contacts, trying to navigate the maze of misinformation to land a rotation player or — better yet —...
  • Many Picked Before Shabazz, But Few Better

    Many Picked Before Shabazz, But Few Better
    NEW YORK — LeBron James saw what he did. We all saw what he did. As a junior, Shabazz Napier pulled one overtime rabbit out of a hat after another. As a senior, Napier took a team that nobody picked for the Final Four and led UConn to a national...
  • UConn's Napier Drafted By Hornets, Traded To Heat; Daniels To Toronto At No. 37

     UConn's Napier Drafted By Hornets, Traded To Heat; Daniels To Toronto At No. 37
    NEW YORK – The route didn’t go quite as anticipated, but Shabazz Napier ended up in Miami. Napier became the 19th UConn player selected in the first round when the Charlotte Hornets selected him with the 24th pick. But as soon as the pick...
  • UConn's Shabazz Napier 'A Winner,' Says Miami Heat President Pat Riley

    UConn's Shabazz Napier 'A Winner,' Says Miami Heat President Pat Riley
    NEW YORK — If Shabazz Napier was antsy on draft night, so was Pat Riley. The Heat kept trying to work a trade to move up in the NBA draft and get Napier but could not find a willing partner. Riley, the Heat's president, later used the word...