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Terry Rozier

Pat Riley sheds light on Terry Rozier’s neck injury, play with Heat

After the Miami Heat acquired him for a (conditional) 2027 first-round pick and Kyle Lowry ahead of the Feb. 8 trade deadline, guard Terry Rozier was sidelined the final 11 games of the season–including Miami’s two play-in games and five playoff games–due to neck spasms. There wasn’t much clarity of how serious it was, what […]

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Bam Adebayo

Heat’s Bam Adebayo places third in 2023-24 Defensive Player of the Year voting

Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo placed third in the 2023-24 Defensive Player of the Year voting, an award that went to Minnesota’s Rudy Gobert, the NBA announced Tuesday. He finished third behind Gobert and San Antonio’s Victor Wembanyama, who had a historically good rookie season. Adebayo tallied three of the 99 first-place votes–one fewer than

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Jaquez Jovic

Pat Riley praises Jaime Jaquez Jr., Nikola Jovic: ‘They’re two great pieces for us.’

Miami Heat president Pat Riley gave his annual end-of-season press conference on Monday and made national headlines for his comments about the team’s availability and, specifically, Jimmy Butler’s availability. Though within his 42-minute presser, he lauded two of Miami’s best young players: Nikola Jovic and Jaime Jaquez Jr. “They’re two great pieces for us,” Riley

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Jaime Jaquez Jr.

Heat’s Jaime Jaquez finishes fourth in 2023-24 Rookie of the Year voting

While San Antonio Spurs rookie Victor Wembanyama, last year’s top overall selection, unanimously took home the 2023-24 Rookie of the Award voting, Miami Heat rookie Jaime Jaquez finished in fourth, the league announced Monday. Jaquez, Miami’s No. 18 selection in the 2023 NBA Draft, also finished behind Oklahoma City’s Chet Holmgren and Charlotte’s Brandon Miller,

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Pat Riley

Pat Riley challenged Jimmy Butler. Now, Butler must respond

Even though it arrived over two months sooner in the calendar year than the organization would’ve liked, everyone’s favorite annual press conference was Monday: Pat Riley’s end-of-season presser. It’s a spectacle on the Miami Heat’s calendar where the team president outlines all his thoughts on everything from the team’s current condition to its potential process

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Jaime Jaquez Jr.

Jaime Jaquez Jr. discusses what he wants to improve most entering 2024-25

The Miami Heat, less than 48 hours removed from getting eliminated in five games to the Boston Celtics, conducted exit interviews Friday afternoon. While it was optional, almost every player spoke, including Heat rookie Jaime Jaquez Jr. From the moment that the first summer league game tipped off in early July, Jaquez, who the Heat

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Erik Spoelstra

Erik Spoelstra: Notion that Heat did not take regular season seriously is ‘off base’

The Miami Heat, less than 48 hours removed from getting eliminated in five games to the Boston Celtics, conducted exit interviews Friday afternoon. For the second consecutive season, the Heat, who finished 46-36 in the regular season, ended up in the play-in game and ultimately landed as the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference.

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