The Miami Heat Beat Podcast
214: Westbrook Wars // #HerroHive

214: Westbrook Wars // #HerroHive

July 10, 2019

In this edition of The Heat Beat Podcast, Giancarlo Navas (host), Greg “Leif” Sylvander (co-host), Nekias Duncan (co-host), Alex Toledo (co-host), and Brian Goins (producer) discuss:

• Multiple reports on Miami’s interest in acquiring Oklahoma City All-Star guard Russell Westbrook. Is Westbrook at his age and contract worth the risk for the Heat? What’s the most Miami should be willing to give up?

• Leif brings back the “MHB Hope Traffic” segment with his spin on how Pat Riley sees the opportunity of landing Westbrook as a no-brainer transaction.

• What would a team surrounded by Westbrook and Jimmy Butler look like? Could they co-exist and be a good enough tandem to vault Miami into Eastern Conference contention?

• The guys break down Tyler Herro’s impressive Summer League performance with analysis from Nekias and Alex, who are covering Vegas Summer League as credentialed media.

…and so much more!!!

213: Jimmy Butler Trade Analysis // Whiteside Gone

213: Jimmy Butler Trade Analysis // Whiteside Gone

July 1, 2019

In this edition of The Heat Beat Podcast, Giancarlo Navas, Christian Hernandez, and Alf, Brass and Lief discuss:

• The Four team trade that sent Jimmy Butler to the Miami Heat and Hassan Whiteside to the Portland Trail Blazers
• Speculation on teams Goran Dragic could get dealt to, along with potential role on current team
• The guys discuss a potential trade for Bradley Beal and address the Internet rumors
• Boogie Cousins taking a meeting with the Heat?
…and so much more!!!

🚨 Emergency Pod 🚨: Jimmy Butler Traded to Miami Heat Reaction

🚨 Emergency Pod 🚨: Jimmy Butler Traded to Miami Heat Reaction

June 30, 2019

Giancarlo Navas (host), Brian Goins (producer), Christian Hernandez (co-host), Alex Toledo (co-host), Nekias Duncan (co-host), Brass Jazz (co-host), Greg "Leif" Sylvander (co-host), and Jack Alfonso (co-host) breathlessly react after multiple reports confirmed the Miami Heat finalized a three-team sign-and-trade with the Philadelphia 76ers (Dallas Mavericks reported as third-team trade partner to absorb salary) to acquire Jimmy Butler, who signed a 4-year, $142 million contract.

Miami is reported to have traded Josh Richardson to the Sixers, with a mix of Goran Dragic, Kelly Olynyk, and Derrick Jones Jr. potentially on the move to Dallas, as well.

212: Cap Gymnastics (Jimmy Butler Sign-and-Trade) w/ Albert Nahmad (HeatHoops.com)

212: Cap Gymnastics (Jimmy Butler Sign-and-Trade) w/ Albert Nahmad (HeatHoops.com)

June 27, 2019

We had the privilege of welcoming NBA salary cap expert @AlbertNahmad of HeatHoops.com to help us process the complex Jimmy Butler sign-and-trade scenario. Be ready to take notes about the hard cap and Base Year Compensation (BYC) before getting your trade machine ready.

We also dive deep into:

• Why Miami may be better off rolling over its salary cap space for the summer of 2021? Potential for nearly $100 million-plus in cap space if the Heat plan their moves right.
• What moves Albert would make if he was the Heat's GM?
• Projecting the future salary cap spikes of the NBA
• How Tyler Johnson was the catalyst for Miami forgoing its cap flexibility...
• Could Miami have done more to retain Dwyane Wade back in 2016?

...and so much more!!!

211: Blue Bols // Can I Be Your Herro Baby?

211: Blue Bols // Can I Be Your Herro Baby?

June 21, 2019

The Miami Heat selected shooting guard Tyler Herro at No. 13 and moved up to select 3-and-D wing KZ Okpala at No. 32 in the 2019 NBA Draft. They also traded away their No. 42 selection of 7-foot-2 stretch five Bol Bol to the Denver Nuggets for a future second-round pick and cash considerations.

These are our raw reactions to the unfolding of each of these picks and trades, featuring Giancarlo Navas (host), Brian Goins (producer), Christian Hernandez (co-host), Jack Alfonso (co-host), Nekias Duncan (co-host), and Alex Toledo (co-host).

• First-round reaction of Tyler Herro: (18:56)

• Second-round reaction of KZ Okpala: (41:26)

• Second-round reaction of Bol Bol: (52:26)

210: Miami Heat NBA Draft Guide w/ Cole Zwicker (The Stepien)

210: Miami Heat NBA Draft Guide w/ Cole Zwicker (The Stepien)

June 19, 2019

In this special episode of our 2019 NBA Draft Guide, we welcome Cole Zwicker of The Stepien to help us break down the Miami Heat's "potential" big board for their No. 13 pick, heading into Thursday's 2019 NBA Draft (3:22).

List of prospects discussed:

• Kevin Porter Jr.

• P.J. Washington

• Brandon Clarke

• Nassir Little

• Sekou Doombouya

• Romeo Langford

• Tyler Herro

• Keldon Johnson

• Rui Hachimura

The rest of the staff -- Giancarlo Navas (host), Brian Goins (producer), Nekias Duncan (co-host), and Greg "Leif" Sylvander (co-host) -- end the show dissecting some of the offseason/free agency rumors surrounding Miami, including Jimmy Butler free agency meeting and Hassan Whiteside expected to part ways with trade request after opting in (47:50).

209: Killer Kyle Lowry // Miami Heat Pre-Draft Rumors

209: Killer Kyle Lowry // Miami Heat Pre-Draft Rumors

June 11, 2019

Another tale of two shows, featuring Giancarlo Navas (host), Brian Goins (producer), Alex Toledo (co-host), and Jack Alfonso (co-host).

Gianni's Toronto Raptors crusade has taken a hit after Monday night's Game 5 loss to Golden State in Toronto. He tries to convince everyone in plain sight that Kyle Lowry is not to blame for Toronto's choke job. (1:50). We spend the second half of the show debating the latest rumors and reports about Miami's "potential" draft board, including NBA Draft analysis on a few prospect names (P.J. Washington and Brandon Clarke) who we've heard may be high on Miami's board at the No. 13 slot. (20:30).

To stay caught up with Miami's scheduled pre-draft workouts, pro day attendances, and draft chatter, follow our official Pre-Draft Tracker, which is updated daily with the latest reports and information as they're made available.

208: Raptors Beat // Heat Draft Nuggets

208: Raptors Beat // Heat Draft Nuggets

May 30, 2019

A tale of two shows, featuring Giancarlo Navas (host), Brian Goins (producer), Greg "Leif" Sylvander, Alex Toledo, Nekias Duncan, and our two special guests: Lior Kozai (Def Pen Hoops) and Imman (Raptors Twitter).

Gianni leads his Raptors crusade by breaking down the NBA Finals subplots, matchup schemes, and narratives entering Thursday night's Game 1 in Toronto (2:28). We spend the second half of the show debating the latest rumors and reports about Miami's "potentially aggressive" offseason approach (via Barry Jackson, Miami Herald), plus NBA Draft analysis on who Miami may target at No. 13, and why it may end up being an offensive-oriented wing (37:53).

To stay caught up with Miami's scheduled pre-draft workouts, pro day attendances, and draft chatter, follow our official Pre-Draft Tracker, which is updated daily with the latest reports and information as they're made available.

207: NBA Draft Lottery & Tequila Special w/ Ethan Skolnick (Five Reasons Sports)

207: NBA Draft Lottery & Tequila Special w/ Ethan Skolnick (Five Reasons Sports)

May 14, 2019

Giancarlo Navas, Christian Hernandez, Alex Toledo, Genna Mark, and our special guest, Ethan Skolnick (Five Reasons Sports) react immediately after the NBA Draft Lottery LIVE from our first ever "Watch Party" taping at Tap 42 in Midtown Miami. Our host may or may not have been deep in tequila during the making of this episode. Oh...the Heat are picking 13th, by the way.

206: ‘Game of Thrones’ Oddsmaker, Revisiting Jimmy Butler

206: ‘Game of Thrones’ Oddsmaker, Revisiting Jimmy Butler

May 7, 2019

In this edition of The Heat Beat Podcast, Giancarlo Navas, Christian Hernandez, and Brian Goins discuss:

• Reaction to Juwan Howard likely keeping his spot on Erik Spoelstra's coaching staff with the news of Tyronn Lue nearing an agreement with the Los Angeles Lakers to be their new head coach, according to Yahoo Sports.
• Revisiting the what-could-have-been-Jimmy-Butler-trade to the Miami Heat from earlier in the season, as he continues his postseason tear in Philly.
• We go over the Game of Thrones phenomenon and play betting oddsmakers for who will take the throne, then compare them to NBA playoff teams.
• A Jason Terry stat that will make you even more sad about the 2011 NBA Finals/LeBron's surreal meltdown.
…and so much more!!!