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2021 Schedule
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2020-21 NBA season kicking off with shade and surprising matchups (1:54)
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1dNick Friedell

Heat's Adebayo: 'I'm trying to change basketball'

Heat All-Star center Bam Adebayo is not shying away from the lofty goals he has set for his career after recently signing a five-year extension that could be worth almost $200 million.

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2dNick Friedell

Spoelstra: Turnaround price Heat have to pay

Erik Spoelstra said Thursday that the quick turnaround with the start of a new season is the price the Heat have to pay for chasing an NBA title.

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4dOhm Youngmisuk

Sources: Mavs-Lakers to highlight Christmas slate

A matchup between Luka Doncic's Mavericks and the reigning champion Lakers will highlight the tentative Christmas Day slate, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Is Bam worth the $195M extension? (1:25)
10d
10d

The Hoop Collective: What Will Giannis Do?

Brian Windhorst welcomes Malika Andrews and Tim MacMahon to discuss the possibilities of what comes next for Giannis Antetokounmpo. And before that, the crew talks about the growing implications of player options in contracts.

11d

Bam Gets the Max

Bam Adebayo signed a max extension with the Miami Heat. Jay Reynolds walks through the impact of this move on the Heat's running in the sweepstakes for Giannis Antetokounmpo. We hear from ESPN Radio's Sarah Spain and First Take's Stephen A Smith.

11d

What other NBA team do the Lakers have to worry about?

The guys tell you 'What You Need to Know.' What other NBA team do the Lakers have to worry about?... Off on Monday... it's Tuesday Morning QB in Sedano and LZ... Zach Harper calls in to check out the free agents in movies... and picks against the spread...

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11d

Agent: Heat, Adebayo agree to 5-year extension

The Heat and Bam Adebayo have agreed to a five-year max extension, his agent told ESPN's Zach Lowe. The deal includes escalator clauses that can take its total to $195 million over five years.

12d

The Jump: Who won free agency between the Lakers and Clippers?

Rachel Nichols, Kendrick Perkins, Zach Lowe and Jackie MacMullan sort through all the winners and losers from free agency this weekend. PLUS we discuss the max extensions from the 2017 draft class: Jayson Tatum, De'Aaron Fox, Donovan Mitchell BUT no Bam Adebayo yet.

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14d

Reports: Crowder, Suns reach 3-year agreement

Free agent Jae Crowder, who was a key postseason contributor for the Miami Heat on their run to the NBA Finals in 2020, has reached a three-year deal with the Phoenix Suns, according to multiple reports.

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14d

Sources: Harkless agrees to $3.6M deal with Heat

Moe Harkless, who averaged 5.8 points and 3.9 rebounds per game for the LA Clippers and New York Knicks last season, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Heat, sources told ESPN.

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15d

Dragic, Leonard announce they'll stay with Heat

Veteran guard Goran Dragic and center Meyers Leonard each agreed to remain with the Miami Heat on Friday, making the announcements almost as soon as the free-agency period opened at 6 p.m. ET.

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16d

Source: Heat's Olynyk exercises 2020-21 option

Center Kelly Olynyk is returning to the Heat for the 2020-21 season after exercising his $13.6 million player option, a source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Precious Achiuwa's NBA draft profile (0:44)
17d
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22d

Haslem returning for 18th season with Heat

Udonis Haslem announced Friday that he's returning for an 18th season with the Miami Heat, and left the door open for extending his career after that.

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22d

Report: Heat hiring Butler as assistant coach

Caron Butler is coming back to the Miami Heat, agreeing to begin his coaching career as an assistant on Erik Spoelstra's staff, a source told The Associated Press on Friday.

25d

J&J: Pro Basketball Hall Of Famer Dave Bing Stops By

Spend your afternoon with Jalen & Jacoby as the guys discuss Cam Newton’s NFL future, Bruce Arians sneaky dissing Brady, the Cowboys looking for “stability”, Tyler Herro’s practice drip and Pro Basketball Hall of Famer Dave Bing stops by the show.

Team Stats

Points Per Game112.015th
Rebounds Per Game44.417th
Assists Per Game25.95th
Points Allowed109.110th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2019-204429.603
2018-193943.476
2017-184438.537
2016-174141.500