Heat News, Rumors 2014: Dwyane Wade, Josh McRoberts, Chris Andersen

December 8, 2014 Updated: December 8, 2014

The Miami Heat are on a losing streak and working to snap out of it as the news and rumors ramp up.

Check out the latest buzz below.

Wade Bounces Back From Injury, But Concerned About Losing

Dwyane Wade has recovered well from his early season injury, but he and Chris Bosh are concerned about being two games under .500 and fighting for one of the lower seeds in the Eastern Conference.

The Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers, and Chicago Bulls appear to be locked in to the top four seeds, and if any team ousts one of them it looks like it will be the Atlanta Hawks, not the Heat.

“It gives you an appreciation for what you have when you have it. And, it’s a different challenge. And that’s what it is for us. And we’re just going to have to find out a way to really overcome situations and respond the right way,” Bosh told the Sun Sentinel.

“We all know it’s difficult. It’s a change for everybody, especially the guys that have been here. It’s a change in feeling now, because we’re not used to losing, and we’re losing right now.”

“It’s a frustrating from the standpoint you want to win. There’s about six of us in here who have been in those games and you come out, it’s frustrating from that standpoint,” he said about himself, Bosh, Udonis Haslem, Mario Chalmers, Norris Cole, and Chris Andersen.

“But not from the standpoint of knowing that this was what we were going to have to go through. And I think the thing is when you’re a new team, when you’re a team that has to develop, you just want to see your guys getting better, you want to feel that you’re getting better.”

The good news is Wade has scored at least 20 points in his five games since returning from injury, but the Heat have gone 1-4 in that stretch. 

“I feel better,” he told the Sun Sentinel. “I’m still trying to get my legs back under me after missing two and a half weeks. So every game I feel like I’m getting a little better and I just want to continue.”

McRoberts Making Progress

Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, right, grabs the arm of Miami Heat forward Josh McRoberts (4) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, right, grabs the arm of Miami Heat forward Josh McRoberts (4) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

 

Josh McRoberts had a notoriously rough start to the season, but is starting to blend in with his new team.

The Heat lost to the Memphis Grizzlies, but McRoberts posted solid numbers–14 points, five rebounds, and five assists.

“He touched the ball a lot. And we love a guy who can make plays the way he can, and he started off early being aggressive,” Dwyane Wade told the Sun Sentinel.

“So he’s getting his legs now. He missed all of training camp. He missed the whole preseason. So he’s continued to get a feel of everything and getting a feel of the game now.”

Coach Erik Spoelstra said that McRoberts was dealing with illness on Sunday but played through it.

Prior to the game, his season-high was eight points.

While McRoberts is making progress, it will take more time for him and others to fully start playing together.

“He threw a pass that I didn’t even think he saw me. It went out of bounds,” Wade said, with McRoberts and Wade combining for eight of Sunday’s 11 turnovers. “And that just takes time, to get on the same page.”

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