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  • Ira Winderman: Draft still just kid stuff for Heat?

    Ira Winderman: Draft still just kid stuff for Heat?
    They sweated the final hours of the regular season just to make sure they would have the chance. Now they sweat out these intervening weeks before standing at the mercy of the bouncing balls at the May 19 lottery. Because finally getting back into the...
  • ASK IRA: Can Chalmers again work as sixth man for Heat next season?

    ASK IRA: Can Chalmers again work as sixth man for Heat next season?
    Q: In his exit interview, Pat Riley mentioned Mario Chalmers coming off the bench next year. I normally bite my tongue as there is nothing I can do about it. So please help me understand: Why do we continue to give Mario big minutes? Year after year the...
  • Birdman now has eyes (and more) on the back of his head | Photo

    Birdman now has eyes (and more) on the back of his head | Photo
    Figure on an upgrade in Chris Andersen's peripheral vision next season. No, not because he has eyes on the back of his head. Well . . . actually for just that reason. After saying he does not get tattoos during the regular season, Birdman went for a...
  • Hyde5: Do Dolphins signings mean no CB with 14th pick?

    Hyde5: Do Dolphins signings mean no CB with 14th pick?
    How many reserve cornerbacks do the Dolphins sign before they won't take one with their 14th overall pick? That's the riddle after the latest signing of Zack Bowman, who started five games for the Giants last season. He joins additions of Brice McCain,...
  • ASK IRA: Do Heat require an overhaul or tinkering?

    ASK IRA: Do Heat require an overhaul or tinkering?
    Q: I wholeheartedly agree with Pat Riley that the best teams in the NBA have rosters completed with developed players. But the developed players brought in must complement the team's identity, on-court philosophy and the skill sets of its core players...
  • ASK IRA: Will Heat talk of a running game be more than talk?

    ASK IRA: Will Heat talk of a running game be more than talk?
    Q: It sounds like Pat Riley wants to run. He mentioned he was a fastbreak coach. Erik Spoelstra said he wants to run. We know Goran Dragic wants to run. So what happens when they don't run? -- Paul. A: Seemingly every coach wants to run going into a...
  • Pat Riley: 'We should have made the playoffs'

    Pat Riley: 'We should have made the playoffs'
    Miami Heat President Pat Riley called out himself and the entire organization Monday about failing to make the playoffs for the first time in seven years. "There is not a person in the organization that doesn't think we should have made the playoffs,"...
  • ASK IRA: Will rising salary cap alter Heat offseason plans?

    ASK IRA: Will rising salary cap alter Heat offseason plans?
    Q: Wouldn't it be wiser for owners to sign marquee or star free agents now long term and pay whatever luxury taxes are due rather than waiting on 2016-17 where lesser quality free agents will be getting approximately those same amounts? -- Ryan, Naples....
  • Hyde: Aging, fragile Dwyane Wade's transition key to Heat's future

    Hyde: Aging, fragile Dwyane Wade's transition key to Heat's future
    The trick for Dwyane Wade is to view it as a graduation. The trouble is it can just as easily be seen as a demotion, because there's no label for the transition the winningest South Florida athlete of them all must make now. Labels form the arc of his...
  • Ira Winderman: Changes coming in NBA, particularly with scheduling

    Ira Winderman: Changes coming in NBA, particularly with scheduling
    The drama came Tuesday and Wednesday, when the playoffs races were decided. The sizzle was reserved for Saturday and Sunday, with the start of the NBA postseason. But what was deliberated Thursday and Friday at the NBA's Board of Governors meeting could...
  • ASK IRA: Is a gradual rise the more likely Heat outlook?

    ASK IRA: Is a gradual rise the more likely Heat outlook?
    Q: Here is only one person I believe in affiliated with the Heat: Pat Riley. Pat will do what's necessary to put the Heat back in the hunt. But a run like they just had with LeBron James, fans need to know it doesn't work quite that easy. Not even the...