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Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler Named Third-Team All-NBA

Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler added yet another accolade to his collection. Despite missing 20 games because of injury or pandemic protocols, he was named to the All-NBA third-team on Tuesday. It is the fourth time he has earned the honor in his career. Last year he was awarded the same distinction and also in 2017 (Chicago Bulls) and 2018 (Minnesota Timberwolves).
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Miami Heat Mourn the Death of Former Trainer Ron Culp

On Tuesday, the Miami Heat announced former longtime trainer Ron Culp passed away June 9. Culp, who was a league trainer for 37 years, was with the Heat from 1988-2008. He is among just six members of the Heat organization with a banner hanging to honor them in the arena, joining Shaquille O'Neal, Tim Hardaway, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Alonzo Mourning.
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Miami Heat's Bam Adebayo, Jimmy Butler Make All-Defensive Second-Team

After a disappointing first-round exit in the NBA playoffs, the Miami Heat at least received some positive news Monday. The league announced forward Jimmy Butler and center Bam Adebayo were named the second-team All-Defensive Team. It marked the second straight year Adebayo has made the list while Butler is honored for the fifth time in his career.
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Miami Heat Team President Pat Riley Fined $25,000 for Comments About LeBron James

Miami Heat team president Pat Riley was punished by the league Wednesday for violating the NBA's anti-tampering rules during a radio interview discussion LeBron James. On Jan. 4, Riley spoke on a YouTube streaming event hosted by Dan LeBatard. James, who played in Miami from 2010-14, left the organization after winning two championships in four straight NBA Finals appearances.
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What's The Next Step For Miami Heat's Bam Adebayo

When the Miami Heat drafted Bam Adebayo in 2017, they were attracted by his versatility. After four seasons, the Heat have yet to find the perfect role for Adebayo. He followed up his first NBA All-Star campaign with another stellar year but many felt his true position is still in limbo.
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Miami Heat's Tyler Herro Part of the Future

A year ago, Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro was the darling of the NBA bubble during the postseason. As a rookie, he had a breakout and scored a career-high 37 points against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals. A year later, Herro is having critics question his worth after an inconsistent second season and his struggles in the playoffs.
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Pat Riley Assesses the Miami Heat's Current Situation

In his first comments since the Miami Heat swept in the first round by Milwaukee Bucks, team president Pat Riley said next season is simply about moving forward. Riley spoke to the media Thursday for the first time since the ended. He covered a variety of topics, including free agency, sign and trades and how they plan to scout the combine despite not having a draft pick this summer.
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Miami Heat's Jimmy Butler Eligible For An Extension This Offseason

Although Jimmy Butler is under contract until the end of the 2022-23 season, he could sign an extension in the offseason. The extension would replace his option and begin that season. Butler just completed his second year with the Heat, helping them earn a berth in the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Heat, who made the NBA Finals last year, were bounced by the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round.
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Miami Heat Still Consider This Season Memorable

Despite being swept by the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra still said this was one of the memorable seasons of his career. The first-round exit comes one season after the Heat made the NBA Finals, where they lost to...
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Milwaukee Bucks at Miami Heat Preview

VITALS: :The Heat and Bucks met three times this regular season with Milwaukee winning the series, 2-1. The HEAT are 71-47 all-time versus the Bucks during the regular season, including 37-21 in home games and 34-26 in road games. Additionally, the teams enter this postseason having faced each other two times during the playoffs with Miami winning both of those series, 4-0 in the 2013 first round and 4-1 last season in the Eastern Conference semifinals ... The Bucks’ 34-point win in Game 2 was their fourth-largest in playoff history and their third-largest home playoff win of all-time ... Heat center Bam Adebayo was one of only two players in the NBA to record at least 300 assists and 60 blocks this season, joining Giannis ... For the Heat, Victor Oladipo (knee) is out.
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Milwaukee Bucks at Miami Heat Preview

VITALS: :The Heat and Bucks met three times this regular season with Milwaukee winning the series, 2-1. The HEAT are 71-47 all-time versus the Bucks during the regular season, including 37-21 in home games and 34-26 in road games. Additionally, the teams enter this postseason having faced each other two times during the playoffs with Miami winning both of those series, 4-0 in the 2013 first round and 4-1 last season in the Eastern Conference semifinals ... Guard Kendrick Nunn has hit a three-point field goal in his last six straight games ... The Bucks’ 34-point win in Game 2 was their fourth-largest in playoff history and their third-largest home playoff win of all-time ... For the Heat, Victor Oladipo (knee) is out.
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Are Lineup Changes the Answer for the Miami Heat Against Milwaukee Bucks?

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has prided himself on making adjustments throughout his career during the postseason. That may be what it takes for the Heat to get back in their series against the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Heat trail 2-0 with the series shifting to Miami for the next two games.