Haslem and the Heat agreed to terms Tuesday on a one-year, $2.6 million contract, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports.
As expected, the veteran will return to Miami for what will be his 17th NBA season -- each of which has come as a member of the Heat. Haslem hasn't been a part of the regular rotation since the 2014-15 season, but his loyalty and veteran leadership have essentially earned him a permanent roster spot in Miami so long as he wants it.
Haslem is expected to return to the Heat for the 2019-20 season, the Miami Herald reports.
In what's become somewhat of an annual tradition, Haslem has taken his time to evaluate his future, but he appears likely to come back to the Heat for what would be his 17th season in a Miami uniform. The veteran hasn't been a regular rotation player since 2014-15, but he's one of the top veteran locker room presences in the league, having started his career with Miami in 2003 after going undrafted out of Florida.
Haslem finished with 12 points (6-17 FG, 0-6 3Pt), 11 rebounds and two assists across 29 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Nets.
Although he wasn't effective from the field, Haslem managed to finish with his first double-double of the season. The 15-year vet played sparingly, seeing action in just nine contests this year. At this point, it's unclear if Haslem will retire this offseason, but if he chooses to, he'll finish with averages of 7.6 points and 6.7 rebounds for his career.
Haslem will start Wednesday's season finale against the Nets, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
The veteran center will close out potentially the last season of his career alongside longtime teammate Dwyane Wade. Haslem's played sparingly this year and is averaging just 1.4 points and 1.8 rebounds in 5.0 minutes across nine games.
Haslem reiterated after Tuesday's 122-99 win over the 76ers that he's uncertain if he will return in 2019-20 for a 17th NBA season, Anthony Chiang of the Miami Herald reports.
Reports earlier in the season suggested Haslem was planning on stepping away from the game this summer, but the 38-year-old apparently hasn't made up his mind yet. In recognition that Tuesday might have marked Haslem's last home game, coach Erik Spoelstra played the veteran for 10 minutes -- his most of the season and first game action since March 13. Haslem finished with seven points (2-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-4 FT) and four boards and subbed out of the game with 1:02 remaining, getting a standing ovation from the crowd along with the retiring Dwyane Wade. Haslem is expected to dress for Wednesday's season finale in Brooklyn but isn't certain to play.
Haslem revealed last week in an interview with David Yapkowitz of BasketballInsiders.com that he would retire at the end of the 2018-19 season.
The NBA's fourth-oldest player at 38 years old, Haslem has played just 34 total games over the past two and a half seasons. Rather than health being at the root of his absences, Haslem simply isn't a rotation player for the Heat, who have valued him more as a positive voice in the locker room for the last several years. Once he finishes out his career this spring, Haslem could transition to some sort of non-playing role with the Heat, the only team he's suited up for during his 16 years in the NBA.
Haslem will be available to play in Sunday's game against the Timberwolves, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Haslem was one of a number of Heat players who were sick and forced to miss some practice or games, however he will be available to play Sunday. He's seen action in just three contests this season, so it's unlikely he will play.
Haslem is unavailable for Friday's game against the Cavaliers due to illness, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Haslem hasn't taken the court over the last eight games because of his current role within Miami's rotation, so this won't be a big loss for the Heat. Haslem's next opportunity to return will come Sunday against Minnesota.
Haslem (illness) returned to practice Tuesday and should be available to play Wednesday against the Knicks.
Haslem managed to participate in Tuesday's practice despite dealing with an illness over the past few days. He's yet to enter a game this season, and is more of an extension of the coaching staff at this point in his career, but Haslem should be an option off the bench if needed.
Haslem agreed Thursday with the Heat on a one-year, $2.4 million contract, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
The 38-year-old had taken the last several months to decide between retirement or returning to the Heat for a 16th season, but it appears he's finally elected to extend his playing career one more year. Haslem has averaged less than 10 minutes per game in each of his last three campaigns and has appeared in only 31 total regular-season tilts over the past two years, with most of his value these days coming as a positive presence in the locker room. Even if the 2018-19 season ends up being his last in the NBA, Haslem will almost certainly have a role in the organization waiting for him once he embarks on his post-playing career.
Haslem is likely to return to the Heat for a 16th NBA season, Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports.
While nothing is finalized at this point, Haslem's camp and the Heat have engaged in conversations in recent weeks, and the Heat are apparently now "even more convinced," in Reynolds' words, that the veteran will be back in Miami in 2018-19. The 38-year-old hasn't been a regular rotation player since 2014-15, but he remains a valuable veteran presence and is one of the more recognizable faces in franchise history, having been with the Heat organization since 2003. If Haslem does return, as anticipated, it seems rather likely that it would be his final NBA season.
Haslem (personal) will be available Saturday against Detroit, Anthony Chiang of the Palm Beach Post reports.
Haslem missed Friday's game while attending the funeral of his former agent, but he's since joined the team in Detroit and will be available off the bench. However, the 37-year-old hasn't played a minute in more than a month.
Haslem will not play in Friday's game against the 76ers due to personal reasons.
The exact circumstances surrounding Haslem's absence are unclear, but given that the veteran is not part of the team's regular rotation, it won't have any impact on Miami's game plan Friday night.
Haslem (personal) is with the team and presumably available for Saturday's contest against the Hornets, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Haslem missed Thursday's game against the Kings due to a personal matter, but should be available to take the floor Saturday. That said, he's played a limited role on the team, appearing in eight games and averaging 5.6 minutes in those contests.
Haslem (personal) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Hornets, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Haslem was absent from Thursday's game while attending to the personal matter, and given the veteran is not part of the team's current rotation, his status for Saturday will not have any meaningful impact.
Haslem will not be with the Heat for Thursday's game against the Kings for personal reasons, Anthony Chiang of the Palm Beach Post reports.
The exact reasoning behind the absence is still unclear, but Haslem isn't a part of the regular rotation anyway, so this shouldn't have a fantasy impact.
Haslem played three minutes in Sunday's 120-95 loss to the Pacers, scoring two points (1-1 FG).
Haslem's entry into the blowout contest marked his first appearance of the 2017-18 campaign, including the preseason. He's been healthy since training camp, but the 37-year-old essentially functions as a glorified assistant coach at this stage of his career after inking a one-year deal for the veteran minimum over the summer.
Haslem signed a one-year, minimum deal with the Heat, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.
Haslem has called Miami home for his entire NBA career, and he'll be a part of the franchise for at least one more year after signing a deal Thursday. It has been a few years since the veteran has played a crucial role on the court for the Heat, but he'll continue to serve as a key veteran presence and mentor for the team.
Haslem plans to return for the 2017-18 season, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.
Haslem has spent his entire 14-year career with the Heat and will become an unrestricted free agent this offseason after making just 17 on-court appearances during the 2016-17 campaign. The Heat seem to be his first choice for another one-year contract, but regardless of where the 36-year-old ends up, he'll be utilized more so as a mentor than anything else.
Haslem (coach's decision) didn't see the floor in a 106-98 win over the Cavaliers on Monday.
Haslem is essentially an extension of the coaching staff at this stage of his career, so it should come as no surprise that the longtime Heat big man wasn't included in the rotation in a competitive contest. He's appeared in just two of the Heat's last 23 games.
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