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  • Hyde5: Five free agent possibilities for Heat

    Let's start here: It would be stunning if Carmelo Anthony lands with the Heat. Look, he makes $23 million next year with the Knicks. He could sign a maximum five-year, $128 million deal with the Knicks (thanks to the so-called Bird Rights of re-signing...
  • LeBron James: 'We need to get better at every position'

    SAN ANTONIO It didn't take long for the questions to shift from the dethroning of the Miami Heat to the potential dismantling of the team's roster. Four questions, to be specific. Four questions into the Heat's news conference after the NBA Finals,...
  • A thankful past, but Heat prepare to usher in new era

    A thankful past, but Heat prepare to usher in new era
    SAN ANTONIO — How's this for contrast? As the San Antonio Spurs bathed in the champions' scent of cigars and champagne Sunday night, the Miami Heat were being dismantled, piece by championship piece, at the other end of the arena. A week ago, the...
  • Five questions facing the Miami Heat

    The Sports Xchange By Jeff Reynolds, The Sports Xchange Five questions facing the Miami Heat Four lopsided defeats in the NBA Finals raised questions for the Heat, but all is not lost in Miami. At least, not yet. Head coach Erik Spoelstra and LeBron...
  • Report: Heat's Andersen to decline option

    The Sports Xchange Report: Heat's Andersen to decline option Miami Heat center Chris Andersen will decline his $1.45 million player option for next season and become a free agent on July 1, Yahoo Sports reported Monday. Andersen has been an asset for...
  • Subtle or substantial? Heat facing offseason overhaul

    Subtle or substantial? Heat facing offseason overhaul
       On the eve of the playoffs, the expectation from Miami Heat owner Micky Arison was more of the same.    "One hundred percent," he had said during an ESPN Radio interview of the chances of keeping his core of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh...
  • 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...
  • Contract decisions will affect Heat's course going forward

    SAN ANTONIO Dwyane Wade assured reporters over the weekend that this is the best he has felt in a long time. Regrettably, his game was the worst it has looked in a long time. We witnessed an old Wade instead of the Wade of old during the past week,...
  • Heat's dream dies as Spurs earn title

    Heat's dream dies as Spurs earn title
    SAN ANTONIO — As the end came, as the crowd stood, as San Antonio took out its star players to deserved curtain calls, one by one, the Heat faces told how their dream crashed. Eyes down. Heads lowered. Lips tightened. On a night to forget in a...
  • Winderman's view: Spurs 104, Heat 87

    Winderman's view: Spurs 104, Heat 87
    Observations from Sunday night's 104-87 season-ending NBA Finals loss to the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center: -- It looked even worse in person. -- LeBron James opened playing one on five. -- That only works for so long. -- Especially when...
  • ASK IRA: Did Pat Riley properly position the Heat?

    ASK IRA: Did Pat Riley properly position the Heat?
    Q: Ira, isn't this series a defeat for Pat Riley vs. R.C. Buford more than Erik Spoelstra vs. Gregg Popovich? Riley just hasn't gotten the blame for failing to put the pieces together for LeBron James, even with the financial restrictions. He has always...
  • It's not about 'Melo, it's about more for Heat

    It's not about 'Melo, it's about more for Heat
       Put aside, for a moment, any specific name, any speculation. There will be plenty of time for that when these NBA Finals are over (and perhaps sooner rather than later).    Instead, appreciate that something needs to be done.    Start first with...