Heat-Warriors: What to watch for

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Heat-Warriors: What to watch for

PREGAME UPDATE: Miami guard Dwyane Wade will play tonight against the Warriors.

OAKLAND The Warriors have lost six in a row and now theMiami Heat are in town. The Warriors will be without Stephen Curry but thenagain Dwyane Wade might not play, either. Regardless, snapping their losing streak against the Heatisnt going to be easy for the Warriors.Here are some things to watch for:Ellis evening: Theres a good chancethat Monta Ellis will be defended by bigger players all game long. Whether itsJames Jones, LeBron James, Shane Battier or perhaps even Wade if he plays Ellis is going to likely see a wave of defenders, all of whom havelength.Lee needed: If the Warriors are to beatthe Heat, theyre going to need to get production out of more players than theyhave been. Most notably, David Lee has to begin contributing more and becominga more integral part of the offense. Lee is averaging 16.6 points per game and9.7 rebounds per game. But he needs to make more of an impact.Ball security: : Turnovers have been anissue in many of the Warriors losses. Well, the Miami Heat force moreturnovers almost 20 per game than any other team in the league. TheWarriors have to limit their turnovers in a big way.

Report: Derrick Rose 'has committed to sign' with Cavs

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Report: Derrick Rose 'has committed to sign' with Cavs

The Cleveland Cavaliers appear to be adding a former MVP to the roster.

Free agent point guard Derrick Rose has "committed to sign" with the defending Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers, according to The Vertical.

The pact is expected to be a one-year, $2.1 million deal, according to ESPN.

In one season with the Knicks, Rose appeared in 64 games. He averaged 18.0 points, 4.4 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 32.5 minutes.

News of Rose joining the Cavs comes as trade winds swirl around starting point guard Kyrie Irving.

Drafted No. 1 overall in 2008, Rose spent the first eight years of his career with the Bulls and won the 2010-11 NBA MVP.

Adam Silver feels bad for Cleveland: 'Where there's smoke, there's fire'

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Adam Silver feels bad for Cleveland: 'Where there's smoke, there's fire'

When Adam Silver speaks, you listen (or in this case, you read what he said).

The NBA Commissioner joined The Rich Eisen Show on Monday morning and was asked the following question:

"Are you ecstatic of all this news, all the drama that's being played out in all these rosters in free agency?"

Silver's answer was kind of surprising.

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"I love the interest. I'm not ecstatic about the drama," Silver began. "I feel bad for whatever is going on in Cleveland, and I have no first-hand information.

"But I assume where there's smoke, there's fire. Brian Windhorst has sort of been cataloguing LeBron's career for a long time, and he usually has very accurate insights from that team."

Last Friday, Windhorst broke the news that Kyrie Irving requested a trade.

LeBron James was reportedly "blindsided and disappointed."

"It's upsetting to hear that, when you see superstar players who have co-existed -- who had so much success together, obviously three Finals in a row, one championship -- to hear that for whatever reason, there's a sense that they can't continue to co-exist," Silver added. "Yeah, that's drama, but it's not necessarily the kind of drama that the league wants."

The Cavs selected LeBron with the No.1 overall pick in 2003.

The Cavs selected Kyrie with the No. 1 overall pick in 2011.

LeBron can become a free agent next summer, while Kyrie can hit the open market in July 2019.

Will the Cavs give in to Kyrie's request? Stay tuned...

Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders and a Web Producer at NBC Sports Bay Area. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller