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Heat don't expect Waiters for start of season

Heat president Pat Riley says it's unlikely that Dion Waiters will be ready for the start of the regular season as he continues to recover from ankle surgery.

How does Wade's return affect Heat? (1:30)
D-Wade calling it quits after 1 more season (1:23)

Bobby Marks ESPN 

Bam Adebayo of the Miami Heat is the first player of the 2016 and 2017 rookie class (plus Dario Saric) to have their 3rd or 4th year team option exercised. Adebayo will count $3.45M towards the 2019-20 salary cap. Oct. 31 is the deadline to exercise the remaining 56 first-round picks. Some names to keep an eye on and need to have a strong training camp are: Damian Jones (GSW), Malachi Richardson (TOR), DeAndre' Bembry (ATL) and Henry Ellenson (DET).

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14dChris Forsberg

Allen: Celtics tenure 'most important time in life'

Ray Allen, a day before his induction into the Hall of Fame, said his time in Boston was the "most important time in my life" despite not having heard from most of his former Celtics teammates this week.

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Ex-Kings exec suspected of embezzling $13M

Jeffrey David, who joined the Miami Heat as their chief revenue officer in July, is under federal investigation after the Sacramento Kings, his former team, uncovered suspicious financial transactions, the Kings said Thursday.

Bobby Marks ESPN 

The current standings for the 8 teams in the luxury tax: 1) OKC-$73.75M 2) GSW- $44.70M 3) TOR- $34.50M 4) HOU- $20.44M 5) WAS- $18.32M 6) POR- $12.58M 7) BOS- $6.03M and 8) MIA- $4.86M. The 22 teams below the tax currently project to receive $4.88M in distribution money. That number is a projection and will increase or decrease by the end of the regular season. Last season, 26 teams received $2.21M.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Our preseason BPI ratings predict how many points per game better or worse every team is relative to the NBA average.


Jacob Wolf ESPN Staff Writer 

Heat Check Gaming power forward Basil "24k Dropoff" Rose reflects on how, after a three-month season, the NBA 2K League has changed his life. When drafted in April, 24k Dropoff and the other players picked between the second and sixth round were guaranteed $32,000, paid across six months, and employment benefits like housing, health insurance and retirement. Before the NBA 2K League launched, many 2K players competed as a hobby, often without salary and very little prize money.

Dwyane Wade: If I play next season, it'll be with Heat (1:17)
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Whiteside has 'great talk' with Spoelstra, Riley

Center Hassan Whiteside told reporters Wednesday that he met with Miami Heat president Pat Riley and coach Erik Spoelstra last month and he is in a better place with the team now.

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52dDave McMenamin

LeBron: New L.A. teammates share hoops love

LeBron James says people should evaluate his new Lakers teammates for their common love of basketball rather than their questionable reputations.

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52dOhm Youngmisuk

Wade will decide on a 16th season 'in due time'

Family will factor heavily in Dwyane Wade's decision as to whether he'll play a 16th season, the veteran said Monday. If he does play, Wade hasn't decided if it'll be in the NBA or overseas.

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Riley: Heat will patiently await Wade's decision

Miami Heat president Pat Riley said Friday that the team will be patient while Dwyane Wade determines whether he wants to play this season, which would be his 16th in the NBA.

Should Wade accept offer to play in China? (1:53)
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Reports: Wade offered $25M to play in China

Free agent Dwyane Wade has received a three-year, $25 million offer to play for the Zhejiang Golden Bulls, according to Chinese media reports.

Is Wade playing in China a good idea? (2:32)

Fang Yuan  

This is the newly released 7th generation of the Way of Wade, signature basketball shoe for Dwyane Wade designed by Chinese shoe company Li Ning. The parties just announced a contract extension which makes the deal a lifetime one. Li Ning is committed to push the signatures line to another level, they also just opened their first Amazon store trying to break into U.S. online retailing business.

Listener writes song to bring Carmelo to Miami (1:59)

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Rebounds Per Game43.5Tied-18th
Assists Per Game22.717th
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