Pat Riley

Heat deny reported offer of Dragic, Winslow to Cavs for Irving

MIAMI — Taking the rare step of commenting on trade speculation, the Miami Heat on Friday denied an ESPN report that the team had offered point guard Goran Dragic and forward Justise Winslow to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a package for disgruntled guard Kyrie Irving.

Amid the swirl created by Irving's reported trade demand, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski listed the Heat among at least six teams that have made trade pitches, along with the San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves and New York Knicks.

Wojnarowski's report said the Heat "are willing to part" with Dragic and Winslow in a package for Irving.

In the wake of that report,...