Spoelstra, Heat excited for opportunity of Game 7 in front of home fans
FTX Arena in Downtown Miami will soon feature a packed house of white-wearing, ravenous Heat fans hoping to see Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and the rest of the never-say-die crew defend their homecourt and propel the franchise to its seventh appearance in NBA Finals.
The State of the Miami Heat: A Midseason Report Card
Adding to the weirdness is the fact that the Miami Heat will have no representative in the game. Filed under "new guys" on the Miami Heat would be Max Strus, Avery Bradley, Moe Harkless, and Precious Achiuwa. Year 2 of Jimmy Butler: A. Yep — having Jimmy Butler on the Miami Heat remains. No matter what happens this season, the Jimmy Butler signing is clearly more than a one-year boon for the Miami Heat. Miami Heat fans: C. The thing about being a successful franchise is that it spoils a lot of people.miaminewtimes.com
AP source: NBA set to remove restriction on 2-way deals
Vincent has also been a part-time starter for the Heat, and Miami was one of the teams concerned that those 50-game appearance limits on the active roster was fast approaching. Ad“We all appreciate that they see that each team is in a different place,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. The rule in past years has been that two-way players could spend 45 days with the NBA club and the rest of the time with a franchise’s G League team. But with a shortened G League season this year, and not all teams having clubs in that league this season, there were obvious reasons to change things. We are just glad that it was seen that way, objectively, because not everybody is in the same circumstance.”___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
‘We have to figure this out’: Heat say turnaround will come
Miami Heat players Udonis Haslem, left, talks to Jimmy Butler during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Miami. The Miami Heat aren’t believing that quite yet — even after a disastrous start to the 2020-21 campaign. “Heat Nation, we are going to figure this out,” All-Star center Bam Adebayo said. AdThe year after losing the finals has not been kind to the most recent teams who have dropped the title series. Tyler Herro missed seven games with neck spasms.
Heat converts Max Strus to two-way contract following strong performance
(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)MIAMI – The Miami Heat are adding a shooter to the roster. After an impressive outing in which he drained 6 3-pointers against the Raptors, Max Strus will be sticking around. The Heat converted him to a two-way contract. Strus appeared in two games for the Heat this preseason and led the team averaging 16.5 points per game. The team opens the regular season on Wednesday at Orlando.
Irving leads rout of Celtics in return to Boston Garden
Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) drives against Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III (44) during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game, Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, in Boston. Irving scored 17 points on 7-of-15 shooting and had seven rebounds, five assists and two steals helping the Nets rout the Celtics 113-89 Friday night in the final preseason game for both teams. There were no fans in the new Boston Garden on Friday night, and his introduction was greeted with a faint, fake cheer. Precious Achiuwa scored 13 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for the Heat, while Bam Adebayo scored 13 points and Tyler Herro scored 10. McCollum led the Blazers with 26 points on 8-of-20 shooting and Gary Trent Jr. added 18 points in the loss.