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  • Heat's Mario Chalmers ready for fresh start

    Heat's Mario Chalmers ready for fresh start
    No one was harder on himself throughout last postseason than Mario Chalmers. Every interview, he talked about how he was disappointed in his play. His shooting. His defense. He was down on his entire game. A month later, Chalmers is back to his...
  • Heat officially re-sign Chris Andersen

    Heat officially re-sign Chris Andersen
    When Chris "Birdman" Andersen decided to opt out of his contract with the Miami Heat, he knew there would be interest from other teams. All along, he wanted to stay put. Andersen made it official when he signed a two-year, $10 million contract late...
  • East no longer least of Heat concerns

    East no longer least of Heat concerns
       By the time the shock wears off and the summer winds down, the Miami Heat will come up with their post-Big Three marketing theme. An early suggestion, "Every Game Matters."    Because every one will, enough that Dwyane Wade won't be able to cherry-...
  • New era begins for Miami Heat

    New era begins for Miami Heat
    For four years, the Miami Heat were on top of the NBA. They were the league's "it" team because of the presence of LeBron James. Now, with James' return to Cleveland, the rebuilding process has begun. James held the league hostage for nearly two weeks...
  • ASK IRA: Should Heat start Birdman alongside Bosh?

    ASK IRA: Should Heat start Birdman alongside Bosh?
    Q: I know it's not ideal, but do you think Erik Spoelstra will insert Birdman into the starting lineup? I think it's asking too much of Chris Bosh to not only score 20-plus per game but also be responsible for anchoring the defense. -- Kevin. A: Not...
  • Heat move past loss of LeBron, begin reconstruction era

    Heat move past loss of LeBron, begin reconstruction era
      LeBron James wanted to get back home, and there was nothing Pat Riley could do about it. So he did the only thing he knows, Riley got back to work.   What started Friday with an announcement that shook the Miami Heat to its foundation, ended with...
  • Chris Bosh returns to Heat on NBA-maximum contract

      Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra spent recent seasons trying to convince anyone who would listen than Chris Bosh was his team's most important player.    He meant as a catalyst, how the offense ran better when Bosh was involved, how he covered so...
  • ASK IRA: Would Shumpert for first-round pick be worth exploring?

    ASK IRA: Would Shumpert for first-round pick be worth exploring?
    Q: My initial reaction to news that the Knicks were shopping Iman Shumpert for a late first-round pick was that it has Pat Riley written all over it! I got the following impressions from Riley's press conference the other day (among other things): 1. He'...
  • Heat at juncture of long view, immediate concerns

    Heat at juncture of long view, immediate concerns
      For the Miami Heat, the future can wait, at least when it comes to the focus of Heat President Pat Riley and coach Erik Spoelstra.   And yet the future also is now, with the Heat to open a week of play at the Orlando Pro Summer League on Saturday...
  • Napier's Heat summer debut a learning experience

    Napier's Heat summer debut a learning experience
      The last time Shabazz Napier played in a competitive setting, it was on April 7 in front of 79,238 at AT&T Stadium in Texas, leading the University of Connecticut to 60-54 victory over Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament championship game.    Saturday,...
  • Heat weigh Luol Deng options; Rockets eyeing Chris Bosh

    Heat weigh Luol Deng options; Rockets eyeing Chris Bosh
      Miami Heat President Pat Riley continues to think big. The problem is so do his competitors.   The latest power move by Riley was a Saturday summit at a Chicago hotel with free-agent forward Luol Deng. What made the overture alongside coach Erik...