Pat Riley: We want Udonis Haslem in the organization as long as he wants to be

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Will Manso: Pat Riley on Udonis Haslem, “we want him to be in this organization as long as he wants to be.” Says he wants to have UD around, but they haven’t discussed yet. He says UD still deciding if he wants to be on the court. “I’ll sit down with UD. I love him to death.”
Source: Twitter

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Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
And that’s all from the Pat Riley presser
Scratching that off the bucket list I guess – 1:57 PM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Updated this again with lots of good stuff from Pat Riley in this ongoing press conference, on views on roster, Bam, Herro, Tucker, Oladipo, a lot more: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…1:48 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat’s Pat Riley addresses offseason plans, Herro as starter, Lowry conditioning, Adebayo improvement. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…1:41 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Pat Riley when asked about potentially slotting someone next to Jimmy Butler as another big time scorer:
Brings up Bam Adebayo again to put more on his scoring plate
“Maybe this is where internally it’s time to go in that direction with more responsibility.” – 1:41 PM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Lots of good stuff from Pat Riley in his ongoing press conference. We’re updating it every minute: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…1:34 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Pat Riley, 77, says he’s not going anywhere: “I’m 77 years old and right now I can do more push-ups than you can right now.” – 1:33 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Pat Riley said he’ll meet with Erik Spoelstra about various things this offseason, including: “How can Bam be developed in a way to improve his consistent shot ability every night? Getting 15 shots every night, quality shots that he can get and create.” – 1:32 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Pat Riley on Bam Adebayo:
“He’s been asked to do a lot of things as a young player.”
“He’s always getting somebody open. Duncan should give him half his check. Tyler should pay him half his check. Max should give him half his check.” – 1:31 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Pat Riley on Kyle Lowry’s conditioning:
“The bottom line with me and for me as far as hoping you can get the most out of a player…is that you have to be in world class shape, you just have to be.”
“He’s definitely gonna have to address that and it will be addressed.” – 1:27 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Pat Riley on Heat’s next step, “We have to be proactive in improving the team.” sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…1:26 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Pat Riley on P.J. Tucker potentially becoming a free agent this summer: “I’d love to have Tuck back next year. He’s part of our core. … He’s special.” – 1:26 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Pat Riley:
“I’d love to have Tuck back next year. He’s part of our core…He’s special.” – 1:25 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Pat Riley on PJ Tucker
“PJ is like a cornerstone, like when UD was in his prime.” – 1:24 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Pat Riley really harping on defense right now
“That’s where we as a team have to win.”
Says he won’t ever blame losing on poor shooting, since this team is all about the defensive side of the ball – 1:23 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Pat Riley on Duncan Robinson
“The first playoff game this year he got 27 points. He’s a specialist and you can’t win in this league without having one.”
“But I saw improvement in his game where he’s going downhill.”
Mentions needing to improve defensively – 1:22 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Pat Riley on Herro wanting to start: “If he wants to be a starter, we’ll see in October. That’s something that you earn.” – 1:21 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Pat Riley on Tyler Herro wanting to start:
“As far as being a starter, come to training camp and win it.” – 1:20 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Pat Riley on Tyler Herro:
He goes on and on about how he can score in every spot on the floor
“And he’s 22.”
“The next step for him…if you want to win a championship and you want to be a starter, you have to become a two-way player.” – 1:19 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Pat Riley:
“I like the team that we have. I like the core. So let’s see where we can go internally. And let’s see where we can go if something presents itself, if that’s a viable option.” – 1:17 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Pat Riley:
“We did find a lot about other players when they were put in position to play 30-35 minutes. It opens up your eyes what it could mean for them.” – 1:16 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Pat Riley: “We’re always going to try to improve the team. … You can always use more, but it has to be a good fit.” Riley said the Heat will “explore” the market like it always does. – 1:12 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Pat Riley says the Heat – again, and as always – will look and explore upgrades. “If there’s one out there, throw him to me. You can always use more, but it’s got to be a good fit.” – 1:12 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Pat Riley on if they need to add a star:
“I think we all realize you can always use more.”
“We’re always gonna try to improve the team.”
Jokes: “If there’s one out there, throw him to me.”
“We will look. We will explore. We always do this.” – 1:12 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Pat Riley opens the press conference: “I thought we had an absolutely great year. … I was proud of the team. I’m proud of the coaches.” – 1:10 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Pat Riley says if they ran it back, they’d still have a very good team, but adds:
“You have to be very proactive in looking how you’re going to improve.” – 1:09 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Pat Riley opens:
“I thought we had an absolutely great year. We had a tremendous story that was developing. But with a lot of stories, the endings aren’t very good.” pic.twitter.com/m2lTGIQ45g1:08 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
For those seeking to view Pat Riley’s annual postseason media session:
We will be streaming Pat Riley’s upcoming press conference (scheduled for 1 p.m.) on the Bally Sports app and BallySports.com.
Watch it here: bspts.cc/miami-heat-pre…12:53 PM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Pat Riley’s state of the franchise press conference will be streamed on BallySports.com at 1 p.m. – 12:51 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Pat Riley speaking to the media this afternoon for his end of the season press conference. Stay tuned for updates beginning around 1 p.m. – 11:57 AM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Stay locked in here for updates
I’ll be in attendance covering the Pat Riley presser later today 👀 – 8:58 AM

Marc Stein @TheSteinLine
Press Conference Monday in the NBA just got even newsier: Utah will hold a session tomorrow with new owner Ryan Smith, new CEO Danny Ainge and outgoing coach Quin Snyder … adding to previously scheduled press conferences for Miami’s Pat Riley and new Lakers coach Darvin Ham. – 9:52 PM

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Barry Jackson: Udonis Haslem unsure if returning next season. “I will take my time and sit down the family, Pat, Micky and talk about what’s next and where it goes. Now is time to take a mental break and figure it out.” -via Twitter @flasportsbuzz / May 31, 2022