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2016 Schedule
48-34, 1st in Southeast

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

"He's just trying to create leverage," an NBA source said of Dwyane Wade putting out feelers to teams, including the Mavs and Spurs, as reported by ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

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Let the Durant sweepstakes begin

The Thunder might not get a hometown discount with Kevin Durant, but they will meet with this summer's most prized free agent before other suitors. The negotiating period will begin at midnight ET on Friday.

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Pump the brakes on Wade, Whiteside

Dwyane Wade and Hassan Whiteside are seeking max contracts or close to that. Jeremias Engelmann and Steve Ilardi write that neither deserves that great of a deal. Most overrated FAs (Insider)

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Nichols: Loyalty is Riley's sales pitch (2:50)
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Elhassan on Dwyane Wade's future with Heat

ESPN NBA Insider Amin Elhassan discusses whether LeBron James could depart the Cavaliers, Kevin Durant's future and Dwyane Wade's contract negotiations with the Heat.

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Where's the best fit for Hassan Whiteside? (1:49)
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That was then

A number of high-profile NBA players struck deals at the beginning of last year's free-agency period to remain with their teams. This year's period will begin at 12 a.m. ET Friday.

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17hChris Broussard and Marc Stein

Sources: KD to meet OKC Thurs.; Warriors next

Coveted free agent Kevin Durant will first meet with the Thunder before flying to talk to the other six teams on his list, sources told ESPN.

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Broussard: Howard is looking for 'image restoration' (1:06)
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Wade open to outside offers (0:53)
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Should we want Wade and LeBron to team up again? (1:45)
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Sources: Hawks, Celtics secure Howard meetings

Dwight Howard, who became a free agent when he declined his player option with the Rockets, has granted meetings to the Hawks and Celtics, sources say.

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In search of the next DeMarre Carroll

It's time for NBA executives to dive deep into the league rosters to figure out which players are the next free-agent steals.

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Spoelstra, Heat nearing extension, source says

Erik Spoelstra, who twice has led the Heat to NBA titles, is nearing an extension with the team, a source said, confirming The Vertical's original report.

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Wade open to other offers?

Dwyane Wade's initial contract discussions with the Miami Heat have not produced a common ground between the parties, and he is preparing to field outside offers when free agency opens Friday, sources tell Brian Windhorst. Story

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Is a banana boat super team realistic to imagine? (1:53)
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KD, Heat aren't good fit right now

Kevin Pelton writes that if Kevin Durant really wants to relocate to Miami, going there in 2017 would make a lot more sense. Best pitches for Durant (Insider)

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Miami among six to meet with Durant

The Heat, Celtics and Clippers have joined the Warriors, Spurs and the incumbent Thunder on Kevin Durant's list of teams to meet with in advance of Friday's beginning of free agency. Pitching to KD

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Hassan Whiteside is No. 4 free agent

Kevin Pelton ranks the Heat's shot-blocker extraordinaire only one slot behind the Pistons' Andre Drummond, who is a restricted free agent, among league centers. NBA's 25 best free agents (Insider)

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Heat facing tough decision regarding Whiteside (2:00)

Team Stats

Points Per Game100.023rd
Rebounds Per Game44.113th
Assists Per Game20.823rd
Points Allowed98.45th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2015-164834.585
2014-153745.451
2013-145428.659
2012-136616.805
2011-124620.697

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