July 18, 2024

Miami Heat Acquire Pelle Larsson at No. 44 After Trade with Atlanta Hawks

The Miami Heat made an unexpected trade with the Atlanta Hawks, swapping their No. 43 pick for the Hawks’ No. 44 to select Arizona guard Pelle Larsson. Reports indicate that the Heat also received cash in the deal. Last season, the 6-foot-6 Larsson averaged 12.8 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 3.7 assists.

 

Butler Criticizes Heat Fans

Jimmy Butler, entering his sixth season with the Miami Heat, expressed his frustration with fans who arrive late to home games. In an interview with Complex, Butler said, “The worst part, to me, our fans never show up on time. They never show up on time. I was like, ‘Damn, I want it to be rocking from the jump ball. Fans, come on, we need y’all.'” This criticism isn’t new; Heat fans have faced it since the days of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh. While the lower bowl typically fills up by the first half, it often takes longer than in most arenas. Traffic and general tardiness are contributing factors, but Heat fans consistently show up to support their team.

Heat selects Arizona's Pelle Larsson in second round of draft | Miami Herald

Bam Adebayo Discusses Olympics

Heat center Bam Adebayo is preparing for his second appearance at the Summer Olympics in Paris. During Thursday’s media session, Adebayo spoke about the experience, saying, “Obviously, you’re going into a different situation, a different style of play. And the group, it’s not you have to do four or five extra things. You’ve got to do one or two.” He added, “Everybody kind of lets their egos out. Winning the gold, it doesn’t matter who scores the most, who rebounds the most. At the end of the day, you get a gold medal for your country.”

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