2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
48-34, 1st in Southeast
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3hMarc Stein

Sources: Durant-Thunder meeting 'went well'

Sources told ESPN that Thursday's five-hour meeting between Kevin Durant and Thunder officials "went well," and Durant is expected to make a decision "sooner rather than later."

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Athletes are handshake champions (0:42)
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Woj: Tyler Johnson will get minimum of $10 million per season (1:38)
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Can Heat sign Durant, Whiteside and Wade? (1:25)
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13hMichael Wallace

Sources: Heat tout Bosh, Spoelstra to free agents

The Heat's pitch to free agents will include an optimistic take on Chris Bosh's potential return and the stability of coach Erik Spoelstra, league sources tell ESPN.

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Spain's Heat pitch to Durant (2:09)
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durant's busy free agency schedule

Kevin Durant has a lot ahead of him as he prepares to meet with six teams between Thursday and Sunday.

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1dZach Lowe

5 things to watch for in free agency

With the salary cap going through the roof and most teams having money to burn, the NBA's silly season -- which starts Friday -- will not disappoint.

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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2dChris 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 five 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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2dChris 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.

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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