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ASK IRA: Do Birdman, Chalmers figure into primary Heat rotation?

ASK IRA: Do Birdman, Chalmers figure into primary Heat rotation?

Q: With all season to get under the luxury tax and the trading deadline not until February, the crucial run of road games in January argues for keeping both Mario Chalmers and Chris Andersen until that grueling stretch is over. Their familiarity with our system and teammates will be invaluable. It is a certainty that another team will suffer a key injury and need a backup in their playoff chase, which makes the veteran experience of both players even more valuable. That is certainly preferable to "giving them away for nothing" now. Their expiring contracts make such a trade even more desirable for a team looking to plug short term holes. What say you? -- Jack, Fort Myers. A: I...

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