The Locked On Heat Podcast is a daily Miami Heat podcast hosted by David Ramil and Wes Goldberg. The only podcast that breaks down every Heat game, news item, rumor and more. Part of the Locked On Podcast Network.
Miami Heat Draft Nikola Jovic, Look to Future. ...
The Miami Heat selected Nikola Jovic with the 27th pick in Thursday night's NBA Draft. David Ramil and Wes Goldberg break down Jovic's upside, fit with Bam Adebayo and what this means for the Heat going forward this offseason.
Miami Heat's Final NBA Draft Big Board and Pred...
The NBA Draft is tonight and we have our final Miami Heat Big Board ready to go with the top prospects that Miami should target with the 27th pick. Wes Goldberg and David Ramil discuss why E.J. Liddell, now more than ever, is the dream target. Plus they give their big predictions for draft night and react live to the news that Jerami Grant will be traded to the Portland Trail Blazers. Finally, Wes and David debate whether Jimmy Butler could get the most out of Kyrie Irving.
NBA Draft Mailbag: Will the Miami Heat Keep the...
What are the odds that the Miami Heat keep the 27th pick in Thursday's NBA Draft, and who might they take? David Ramil and Wes Goldberg open up the mailbag to answer that question, plus, if they think the Heat will acquire a star player this offseason, possible PJ Tucker replacements, under-the-radar NBA Draft targets and much more.
Bonus: P.J. Tucker Opts Out
P.J. Tucker will opt out of his contract and become a free agent this summer, with several contenders expected to want to sign him. Is this a big deal for the Miami Heat, who hope to bring him back? Should they be worried that Tucker could leave?
Miami Heat Best Fits, Jaden Hardy's Upside, Jak...
How deep is the NBA Draft and can the Miami Heat find a quality player with the No. 27 pick? Wes Goldberg and David Ramil are joined by Rafael Barlowe, Director of Scouting at NBA Big Board, to answer that question and look at potential Heat targets such as Dalen Terry, Jake Laravia, Jaden Hardy, MarJon Beauchamp, Christian Koloko, Justin Lewis and much more.
Should Miami Heat Trade for Kyrie Irving or Bra...
Several sources indicate that Kyrie Irving and Bradley Beal are among the top trade targets this summer. Could one of them be the answer the Miami Heat are looking for to get over the hump in the Eastern Conference and make the most of Jimmy Butler's window? David Ramil and Wes Goldberg break down what it would cost, plus they take look at a potential deal for Pistons forward Jerami Grant.
Ultimate NBA Mock Draft 2022: Picks 1-6 With Ra...
Should the Miami Heat Draft a Center? Auburn HC...
The Miami Heat could use another big man, and Auburn's Walker Kessler and Arizona's Christian Koloko could be available when they select at No. 27 in next week's NBA Draft. Who has more upside, who is the better fit, and is it worth taking a 7-footer in the draft? David Ramil and Wes Goldberg debate. Plus, Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl joins the show to tell us more about Walker Kessler.
Can the Miami Heat Draft the Next P.J. Tucker i...
Ohio State forward E.J. Liddell compares himself to Miami Heat forward P.J. Tucker, as well as Golden State's Draymond Green and Boston's Grant Williams. Can he be the next power forward of the Heat, and will he even be available at the 27th pick in next week's NBA Draft? David Ramil and Wes Goldberg scout Liddell and also take a look at rangy Arizona wing Dalen Terry, who could be called a Scottie Barnes-lite.
Good Times: Interview with Joel Anthony on the ...
Former Miami Heat center Joel Anthony joins Wes Goldberg on the 10-year anniversary of the Miami Heat's 2012 championship to discuss the season, the Big Three's first title, what could have happened if they lost to the Thunder and much more.
Blue Notebook: Is Kennedy Chandler or Jaden Har...
In the first installment of this year's Blue Notebook scouting reports, David Ramil and Wes Goldberg take a look at Tennessee point guard Kennedy Chandler and G League Ignite scorer Jaden Hardy and how they project to the NBA, their potential fit on the Miami Heat and whether either is a good selection with the 27th pick in next week's draft.
Will the Miami Heat Keep Their First-Round Pick...
Many are wondering if the Miami Heat will keep their 27th pick in next week's NBA Draft, or if they'll trade it for a star. David Ramil and Wes Goldberg discuss why the Heat are likely to use the selection, what players they might be targeting and if they'll draft for need or best player available.
Do the Miami Heat Want Victor Oladipo Back? Plu...
After spending most of his two years with the Miami Heat rehabbing from injury, Victor Oladipo is a free agent this summer and his options could lead him to look for a larger role elsewhere. Should the Heat bring him back and, if so, at what price and in what role? David Ramil and Wes Goldberg take a look at Oladipo's pending free agency. Plus, they break down Omer Yurtseven's rookie season and ask if he's ready for more responsibility before taking a look at Miami's upcoming decisions on Markieff Morris and Dewayne Dedmon.
Will Duncan Robinson Return to the Miami Heat N...
Will the Miami Heat try to trade Duncan Robinson this offseason and, if so, what is his value across the NBA? Plus, what does Max Strus have to do to keep his starting job and will Caleb Martin re-sign with the Heat? David Ramil and Wes Goldberg break it all down and more.
Bam Adebayo's Next Step, Tyler Herro Earning th...
What do the Miami Heat need Bam Adebayo to work on this offseason and do they think Tyler Herro can start next season? David Ramil and Wes Goldberg discuss, plus what is Gabe Vincent's role going forward? This is part two of our exit interview series. Make sure to listen to part one featuring Jimmy Butler, Kyle Lowry and PJ Tucker.
Jimmy Butler's Star Power, Kyle Lowry's Conditi...
How much longer can Jimmy Butler be the Miami Heat's star, and can Kyle Lowry get into "world-class shape?" Plus, will PJ Tucker opt in or test free agency? David Ramil and Wes Goldberg conduct their annual exit interviews to answer those questions and more.
Pat Riley on Miami Heat's Proactive Offseason
Does Pat Riley believe the Miami Heat can compete for an NBA championship with the current roster, or do they need to add another star? During his annual end-of-season press conference, Riley spoke about what the Heat need to do this offseason, how Tyler Herro and Bam Adebayo can improve, Kyle Lowry's conditioning, PJ Tucker's big decision and much more. David Ramil and Wes Goldberg break down Riley's comments and try to read between the lines.
Good Times: Jorge Sedano
Brendan Tobin on Jimmy Butler's Shot and Eulogi...
Should the Miami Heat Trade for Donovan Mitchell?
On the heels of reports that the Miami Heat are a likely landing spot for Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell, David Ramil and Wes Goldberg break down every angle of a potential trade including what it would cost the Heat, if it's worth giving up on Tyler Herro, Mitchell's fit with Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo and if it would make the Heat a Finals favorite.
Did the Miami Heat Miss Their Championship Wind...
Miami Heat Lose Game 7 of ECF to Celtics, Jimmy...
Jimmy Butler's Historic Performance Saves Miami...
Broken Miami Heat Blown Out by Celtics in Game ...
What Answers do the Miami Heat Have for the Bos...
What Went Wrong in the Miami Heat's Blowout Gam...
Takeaways From the Miami Heat's Big Game 3 Win:...
Bam Adebayo Leads Miami in Huge Game 3 Win Over...
Miami Heat Blown Out in Game 2 - Can They Respo...
Is Jimmy Butler's Playoff Run the Greatest in M...
What Jimmy Butler has done in these playoffs stacks up to any scoring run in Miami Heat history, including the best of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. Where does it rank, and does it matter if the Heat don't come away with an NBA championship? David Ramil (@dramil13) and Wes Goldberg (@wcgoldberg) answer that, plus discuss why they are more confident than ever in the Heat heading into Game 2 and dive deeper into Gabe Vincent's impact and ask if the Heat are better off with Vincent over Kyle Lowry.
Jimmy Butler Leads Second-Half Surge to Help Mi...
Best Players in Heat-Celtics, Key Matchups and ...
Are the Miami Heat being overlooked in the Eastern Conference finals, or are the Boston Celtics really that good? And what problems can each team provide Jayson Tatum and Jimmy Butler? To help answer those questions and more, David Ramil and Wes Goldberg are joined by Locked On Celtics host John Karalis to get the Boston perspective of this matchup and where he thinks the Celtics have the edge. Plus, we give our predictions for the series.
The Heat will face the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals, so to help get you read for Tuesday's Game 1, David Ramil (@dramil13) and Wes Goldberg (@wcgoldberg) will look at some big questions that could help determine the outcome of the series. From rotations to individual matchups, who steps up and which defense will prevail, we give you the answers you need to know.
Jimmy Butler Leads Miami to Game 6 Win and East...
Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers - Who Has the ...
The Miami Heat have a chance to end the series with a win Thursday night against the Philadelphia 76ers but, according to the analytics, the Sixers might have the edge. Wes Goldberg is joined by Shot Quality's creator Simon Gerszberg to discuss what has been a wacky series from an analytics perspective, how the Heat won Game 5 and make predictions for the rest of the series. Plus much more, including why Jimmy Butler has been one of the most dominate players in the NBA playoffs.
Miami Heat Bounce Back For Blowout Game 5 Win O...
The Miami Heat returned to what made them one of the best teams in the NBA during the regular season, playing defense at a high level, making smart plays on both sides, shooting well from deep and utilizing a deep bench to simply overwhelm the 76ers, cruising to a 115-80 win in Game 5. David Ramil (@dramil13) and Wes Goldberg (@wcgoldberg) break down the game, who stepped for the Heat and what they can do to carry that momentum to close out the series in Philadelphia.
Should Kyle Lowry Be Benched? Will Embiid Be Up...
Miami Heat Shooting Woes Continue, Drop Game 4 ...
Miami Heat Fall Apart in Blowout Loss to Joel E...
SPECIAL: Inside Tyler Herro's Leap From Sophomo...
How did Tyler Herro go from a sophomore slump campaign and the subject of trade rumors, to making a big third-year leap and becoming the first Miami Heat player to win the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year award? On this special narrative episode based on Wes Goldberg's Miami Herald feature, we take you inside the making of the Heat's biggest star, the secret super power that fuels him and what comes next.
Victor Oladipo Sparks Miami Heat to Game 2 Win ...
Part 2: Should the Miami Heat Be Worried About ...
Wes Goldberg and David Ramil answer a bunch of listener questions and break down how Joel Embiid’s eventual return will impact the series and Bam Adebayo, the latest on Kyle Lowry’s injury and a whole lot more. Part two of a two-part episode.
Part 1: Can the Miami Heat Maintain Control Ove...
David Ramil (@dramil13) and Wes Goldberg (@wcgoldberg) look back at Miami's game 1 dominance and break down if they can continue to limit James Harden and control the series before the potential return of Joel Embiid. Plus, will Duncan Robinson earn some playing time in the series? And what game was Philly's Paul Reed? Part one of a two-part live episode.
Miami Heat Shut Down Sixers Without Joel Embiid...
The Miami Heat took advantage of the absence of MVP candidate Joel Embiid to dominate Game 1, shaking off some midgame rust and getting strong performances from Tyler Herro, Bam Adebayo and PJ Tucker for a 106-92 victory. David Ramil (@dramil13) and Wes Goldberg (@wcgoldberg) break down the game, who stepped up for the Heat and what to expect in Game 2.
Miami Heat & Philadelphia 76ers Series Preview:...
The Miami Heat's series versus the 76ers begins Monday, so to get ready we preview Game 1 with Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) of Forbes/FanSided to talk about Joel Embiid's injury and how Philadelphia tries to fill that sizeable gap, the coaching matchup and how Miami's small-ball lineups could be a factor. Plus, we offer our predictions on the final outcome and much more in a great episode you don't want to miss.
Comparing the Miami Heat to the 2004 Pistons, J...
Kendrick Perkins compared the Miami Heat to ski-mask wearing goons and the 2004 Detroit Pistons. Wes Goldberg and David Ramil debate whether those are good comparisons and list their top five Heat players they would be most afraid to run into in a dark alley. Then they ask if Jimmy Butler and the Heat should have been fined for his "obscene gesture" and if Doc Rivers is on his way to blowing another playoff series lead.
Heat In Five! Oladipo, Adebayo Step Up to Help ...
Can the Miami Heat Keep Winning With Small Ball...
Victor Oladipo Sparks Stifling Miami Heat Defen...
Miami Heat Offense Bogs Down in Narrow Game 3 L...
Will the Miami Heat Sweep the Atlanta Hawks?
After dominating the first two games of the series, are the Miami Heat on their way to sweeping the Atlanta Hawks? Can Trae Young be more impactful in Atlanta, and have the Heat fixed their Achilles heel? Wes Goldberg is joined by Brad Rowland of Locked On Hawks to break down the Heat-Hawks series, look at Miami's ceiling and Atlanta's potential offseason plans.
Jimmy Butler's 45 Points Push Miami Heat Past A...
What Adjustments Will the Miami Heat and Hawks ...
Miami Heat Dominate Atlanta Hawks, Trae Young i...
Previewing Miami Heat First-Round Series vs. Ca...
Miami Heat Playoff Preview with Michael Pina of...
Miami Heat Avoid Brooklyn Nets, Trouble With Ji...
David Ramil (@dramil13) and Wes Goldberg (@wcgoldberg) get you ready for the start of Miami's postseason run by bringing you the latest in the Eastern Conference play-in tournament and what it means for the Heat. Plus, we break down a report from The Athletic that hints at some trouble between the Heat and Jimmy Butler and why fans shouldn't be concerned. Finally, why Erik Spoelstra has a strong case to win Coach of the Year.
Who Are the Best Players in the Eastern Confere...
Why the Miami Heat Have the easiest path to the...
With the regular season wrapped up, the Miami Heat have the No. 1 seed and the easiest potential path to the NBA Finals... as long as the Brooklyn Nets handle their business on Tuesday. David Ramil and Wes Goldberg break down how the Heat can make the Finals, the latest on P.J. Tucker's injury and what comes next for the Heat during this week's play-in tournament.
Will Any Miami Heat Player Make the All-NBA Tea...
Can Bam Adebayo Win Defensive Player of the Yea...
Miami Heat Offense Explodes on Record-Setting N...
Is Donovan Mitchell Eyeing the Miami Heat?
On Kyle Lowry's Big Night, Miami's Playoff Chan...
Kyle Lowry Returns to Toronto But Victor Oladip...
Who are the Miami Heat's top players for the pl...
With five games left in the regular season, have the Miami Heat settled on the core rotation for the playoffs? On this week's mailbag episode, David Ramil and Wes Goldberg discuss who should get the most minutes in the playoffs, if Jimmy Butler should shoot more 3s, if size is a problem for the Heat and the most disappointing seasons in franchise history.
Miami Heat Take Control Late to Beat Celtics, B...
What Is Miami's Best Lineup, Jimmy Taking Over,...
Miami Heat Powered By Jimmy Butler, Rotation Ch...
Thanks to a rejuvenated Jimmy Butler and a revamped starting lineup and rotation, the Miami Heat snapped a four-game skid by beating the Sacramento Kings at home. Is this enough to relieve worries over Miami's recent slump? David Ramil and Wes Goldberg break down the Heat's win, what the rotation changes mean going forward and ask if the Victor Oladipo experiment is over.
Did Erik Spoelstra Light a Fire Under Jimmy But...
The fiery argument between Jimmy Butler and Erik Spoelstra during the Miami Heat's loss to the Golden State Warriors grabbed headlines around the sports world, but is that exactly the kind of thing that could light a fire under Butler, who the Heat will need to find his locked in, bubble form in order to win an NBA championship? David Ramil and Wes Goldberg discuss Spoelstra's intent in escalating the argument and how Butler can respond.
Is the Jimmy Butler, Erik Spoelstra and Udonis ...
During the Miami Heat's 118-104 loss to the Golden State Warriors Wednesday night, Erik Spoelstra and Udonis Haslem were furious with Jimmy Butler and had to be separated during a heated argument on the bench. David Ramil and Wes Goldberg were at FTX Arena to break down what happened, how it contributed to the loss and what players and coaches thought of the moment. Will this be a turning point for the Heat's season, for better or for worse?
Can Jimmy Butler Make a Leap and Do the Miami H...
For the Miami Heat to return to the NBA Finals, they'll need to figure out how to win games late. Can Jimmy Butler return to his NBA Bubble form in time for the playoffs? Or do the Heat need to look in another direction for late-game offense? David Ramil and Wes Goldberg do a deep dive into Miami's late-game issues and ask if they are concerned.
DEBATE: Should the Miami Heat Trade For Bradley...
According to the Athletic, the Miami Heat are considered the top potential landing spot for Bradley Beal if he decides to leave the Washington Wizards. Is Beal worth trading Tyler Herro for, and could his addition meaningfully elevate the Heat to championship favorites? David Ramil and Wes Goldberg debate, and try to answer the question: "Who is the worst player you would trade Tyler Herro for?"
Miami Heat Crumble vs. Shorthanded Philadelphia...
The Miami Heat lost to the undermanned Philadelphia 76ers Monday night despite big nights from Jimmy Butler, Kyle Lowry and Bam Adebayo. David Ramil and Wes Goldberg break down what went wrong, who is most to blame and try to figure out what is wrong with the Heat's late-game offense.
1-On-1: Haywood Highsmith on his path to the Mi...
Heat forward Haywood Highsmith is not only the newest member of the Miami Heat, but he also has a really interesting story from playing Division II basketball and overseas in Germany and Italy before getting his chance in the NBA. The Heat are really high on Haywood, choosing to sign him to a 3-year deal instead of some other vets who were available on the buyout market. Wes Goldberg gets to know Haywood and what Miami's plans are for him.
Victor Oladipo Early Impressions and Miami Heat...
Victor Oladipo has played four games since making his Miami Heat debut. What are our early impressions of his game, and how do we think he'll factor into Erik Spoelstra's playoff rotation? Nekias Duncan of BasketballNews.com joins David Ramil and Wes Goldberg to break down all things Oladipo and Heat playoffs. Also, who are the playoff toughest matchups for the Heat, and who do we think will be out of Spoelstra's rotation?
Tyler Herro, Max Strus Help Miami Heat Win Vs. ...
Tyler Herro or Jordan Poole? Could Brooklyn Ups...
Believing in the Miami Heat, Plus Tyler Herro, ...
It's time to have a real conversation about the Miami Heat from a national scope that isn't just hot takes. Wes Goldberg and Howard Beck of Sports Illustrated (Twitter: @HowardBeck) come together to discuss why the Heat are legit title contenders, take a look at the rest of the Eastern Conference and look ahead to Heat players up for end-of-season awards.
Should Tyler Herro or Kevin Love Win Sixth Man ...
The Sixth Man of the Year race appears to be down to Tyler Herro and Kevin Love. Who should win? Wes Goldberg, David Ramil and Chris Manning debate on today's crossover episode before previewing Friday night's game between the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers.
Miami Heat Lose Big to Outsized Phoenix Suns - ...
Is Tyler Herro A Star? Redrafting the 2019 NBA ...
Victor Oladipo Makes His Return In Big Win Over...
What Did We Learn About Miami After a Dominant ...
Bam Adebayo, Tyler Herro Dominate to Lead Miami...
After a Tough Loss to Milwaukee, Should We Be C...
What Can Bam Adebayo Do to Win DPOY? Plus, Miam...
After a Big Win Over Chicago, Will the Miami He...
Has Bam Adebayo Taken a Leap to Help Miami's Ch...
Should the Miami Heat Be the Favorites in the E...
Will Heat Sign a Player? When Will Victor Oladi...
Will the Miami Heat add a player on the buyout market? When will Victor Oladipo make his return? Can Duncan Robinson keep up his hot shooting? What seed will the Heat get and what will Erik Spoelstra's playoff rotation be? David Ramil and Wes Goldberg answer the biggest questions facing the Heat in the final stretch of the season.
Who is the best in the East? Heat, Bulls, 76ers...
Do James Harden & Joel Embiid make the Philadelphia 76ers NBA Finals favorites? Can Giannis Antetokounmpo lead the Milwaukee Bucks back to the title? Why are the Miami Heat being overlooked as contenders? Why are the Chicago Bulls Championship Odds sooooo low? Wait… How did the Cleveland Cavaliers get here?!
Goran Dragic Signs With Nets, What's Next For M...
Kyle Lowry, Miami Heat Come Up Big in Clutch fo...
Five Burning Questions: Who's the "Closer" for ...
David Ramil and Wes Goldberg break down the Miami Heat's persistent halfcourt issues and ask if Erik Spoelstra could have done something to jolt Miami's offense down the stretch of Tuesday night's loss to the Dallas Mavericks. They also discuss the challenge of defending Luka Doncic and some controversial plays at the end of the game before discussing the news that Caleb Martin has signed a standard contract and Victor Oladipo will begin 5-on-5 scrimmages with the Sioux Falls Skyforce.
Bam Adebayo Flipped the Switch, Miami Heat's Si...
David Ramil and Wes Goldberg discuss Bam Adebayo's newfound aggression on offense, Wes gives his takeaways from watching Saturday night's win against the Brooklyn Nets as a fan, Nostradumbwes makes his weekly predictions, David lambasts social media and then they ask which team Goran Dragic will sign with once he's bought out.
Adebayo, Butler Lead Miami Heat to Big Win Over...
NBA Trade Deadline Recap! Why the Miami Heat Di...
NBA Trade Deadline Recap! Why the Miami Heat Di...