Udonis Haslem unsure if he’s returning next season, could retire

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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.”
Source: Twitter @flasportsbuzz

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Shandel Richardson @ShandelRich
The latest from Udonis Haslem #miamiheat si.com/nba/heat/miami…4:28 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
I asked Udonis Haslem about PJ Tucker’s importance earlier today:
“PJ was gonna give you everything he had 7 days a week and twice on Sunday.”
Here’s him describing his impact…
@5ReasonsSports pic.twitter.com/3KBjqHZJ864:04 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Heat’s Max Strus on rescinded 3-pointer, “human error makes an error”; Tyler Herro addresses postseason slump, injury. sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… Also: Caleb Martin on free agency; Gabe Vincent on role; Udonis Haslem on retirement; Herro on extension; Victor Oladipo’s offseason. – 3:46 PM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Heat exit interview press conferences have concluded; Spoelstra and 5 players spoke. Everything notable (and there was interesting stuff) said today by Strus, Herro, Martin, Haslem, Vincent and Spo: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…3:08 PM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
NEW: Interesting stuff from Herro (on starting, contract extension, playoff run), Haslem and Spoelstra in ongoing live Heat exit interview day live blog from me and @Anthony Chiang : miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…2:33 PM

Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
Udonis Haslem just spoke to the media at exit interview day. Here’s everything notable he had to say, as he remains non-committal on returning next season miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col… Tyler Herro speaking now – 2:27 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
I asked Udonis Haslem about PJ Tucker’s impact this season:
“There’s very few players that approach the game the way I did.”
Says he loves that he’s been overlooked, plays through bumps and bruises, and has a little extra to him offensively – 2:23 PM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
Meant to say Haslem (NOT SPO obviously) reiterates interest in Heat ownership, as he told CBS-4’s Jim Berry earlier this year. – 2:22 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Udonis Haslem said there was no issue in Jimmy Butler going for 3 on decisive late sequence Sunday, “I thought it was going in, I thought it was a great shot. I’m living with that. That’s what great players do. They go for the win. They go for the kill.” – 2:19 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Udonis Haslem, “Coaching don’t work for me.” Instead continues to emphasize NBA ownership. Said too early for formal decision on retirement. – 2:18 PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Udonis Haslem let it slip that he wants to be in ownership with the Heat in two years. Asked to follow up, he said “That’s the plan.” – 2:16 PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Udonis Haslem on Jimmy Butler’s shot: “I thought it was going in, I thought it was a great shot. I’m living with that. That’s what great players do. They go for the win. They go for the kill.” pic.twitter.com/L1y7vK2Xcx2:16 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Udonis Haslem:
“I think Jimmy sometimes gets overlooked.” – 2:16 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Udonis Haslem on Jimmy Butler’s final shot:
“That’s what great players do. You go for the win, you go for the kill:” – 2:15 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Udonis Haslem talks about the young guys putting the work in everyday super early:
“I’m old so I’m not here that early.” – 2:13 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Udonis Haslem says the only people surprised about this team is the people on TV:
Talks about voicing his opinion to the public
“I just want my guys to have the respect they deserve.” – 2:12 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Udonis Haslem says he tells Tyler Herro that he’s much more than a scorer:
“He’s improved with his passing. He’s getting better with his defense.”
Talks about him dealing with the attention in the playoffs – 2:11 PM

Tim Reynolds @ByTimReynolds
Udonis Haslem, who turns 42 on June 9, says he hasn’t made a decision about returning to Miami for a 20th NBA season (and 21st pro season, counting the year in France).
Have to think that if he wants to return, the $2.8 million from the Heat will be awaiting him. – 2:10 PM

Wes Goldberg @wcgoldberg
Udonis Haslem, asked if he’ll return as a player, says “as usual — I’m not recovered from that loss to Boston — and I’ll take my time [to make that decision].” – 2:08 PM

Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Udonis Haslem, “Right now it’s time to take a mental break.” – 2:08 PM

Christos Tsaltas @Tsaltas46
Udonis Haslem on his future. “As usual I’ll take my time. I will talk with my family, Pat and we’ll see what it goes” #HEATCulture2:08 PM

Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
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.” – 2:08 PM

Brady Hawk @BradyHawk305
Udonis Haslem on a possible return:
“I’ll take my time…I’ll see what’s next and where it goes.”
The usual answer – 2:08 PM

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