2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
48-34, 1st in Southeast
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3hChris Broussard and Marc Stein

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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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)
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Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Pending free agent Hassan Whiteside explains what factors will go into his big decision, with a max contract looming.

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Difficult to get any definitive read on Hassan Whiteside's leanings entering free agency other than he's going in seemingly completely open-minded about all possibilities, both staying in Miami or signing elsewhere.

Michael Wallace ESPN Staff Writer 

Best takeaway from Heat center Hassan Whiteside's meeting with the media was that he likes how the tables have turned, from him begging teams for tryouts less than 2 years ago to "now they're calling me" when free agency starts July 1.

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Lakers will move fast on Whiteside (1:03)
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4dMarc Stein and Ramona Shelburne

Sources: Lakers to aggressively pursue Whiteside

The Lakers are highly intrigued by Hassan Whiteside and what he could bring them as a double-double presence inside, sources told ESPN.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Sources say the Mavs expect to be granted a meeting with center Hassan Whiteside in the opening hours of free agency, sources told ESPN.com. The Mavs have honed in on Whiteside and point guard Mike Conley as their top two targets.

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6dTim MacMahon and Marc Stein

Mavs to target Whiteside, Conley, sources say

The Mavs, looking to be competitive during veteran Dirk Nowitzki's twilight and beyond, are targeting center Hassan Whiteside and point guard Mike Conley in free agency, sources said.

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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