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  • ASK IRA: Does it matter when/if Whiteside moves into the starting lineup?

    ASK IRA: Does it matter when/if Whiteside moves into the starting lineup?
    Q: It's official. Everyone in Heat Nation is thinking the same thing: time so start Hassan Whiteside. Not only would this return Birdman to his traditional role as spark guy off the bench, but it would also allow Chris Bosh to play his natural power...
  • Winderman's view: Heat 104, Clippers 90

    Observations from Sunday's 104-90 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center: -- Credit to Erik Spoelstra for starting Hassan Whiteside in the second half. -- Spoelstra can be stubborn. This time he recognized what needed to be done. --...
  • Ira Winderman: Heat won't be able to back into playoffs

    Ira Winderman: Heat won't be able to back into playoffs
    It used to be these were the depths the Miami Heat would scour only when considering potential first-round postseason opponents. Now the post-LeBron James Heat find themselves amongst them, battling not necessarily for seeding, but survival. With...
  • Heat put in extra work, hoping for tangible payoff

    Heat put in extra work, hoping for tangible payoff
    The video session went for more than an hour. The practice that immediately followed was even longer. A youth volleyball club was put on hold. One employee walked by and muttered, "They've got the place on lockdown." The Miami Heat went to school by...
  • ASK IRA: Is a Heat shakeup required?

    ASK IRA: Is a Heat shakeup required?
    Q: I'm sure I am not the only one who is tired of opening the Sun Sentinel every morning and seeing that there is absolutely no news or even rumors of a trade to help this roster. It really is frustrating being a Heat fan at this moment. I want to enjoy...
  • Hyde5: Philbin contract extension means nothing to his Dolphins' future

    Hyde5: Philbin contract extension means nothing to his Dolphins' future
    1. It's nice of Steve Ross to give Joe Philbin a contract extension. It offers some financial security to Philbin. It suggests a measure of loyalty from the owner. But it ultimately means nothing at all as far as his future as coach, as I blogged when...
  • Plane issue leads to 14-hour Heat travel day to Portland

    Plane issue leads to 14-hour Heat travel day to Portland
    The Miami Heat's trip to Portland for Thursday's game against the Trail Blazers was scheduled for 8 1/2 hours, with refueling in Tulsa. It took 14, with an extended maintenance stop instead in Memphis. "Planes, trains and automobiles," Heat coach Erik...
  • Heat rebuff trade overtures from Grizzlies about Deng

    Heat rebuff trade overtures from Grizzlies about Deng
    While the Memphis Grizzlies have expressed interest in Miami Heat forward Luol, it apparently is not a two-way street. The Sun Sentinel has confirmed an ESPN report that the Grizzlies have expressed interest in Deng, reaching out to the Heat. That,...
  • Heat crumble again in third, fall 99-83 to Blazers

    You couldn't say they didn't see it coming. Not when the Portland Trail Blazers have shown substantial resilience this season. And when the Miami Heat have shown third-quarter ineptitude. Thursday night at the Moda Center it all held to all-too-...
  • ASK IRA: Should Whiteside start third quarters for Heat?

    ASK IRA: Should Whiteside start third quarters for Heat?
    Q: Ira, at the beginning of the third quarter, the Heat were totally getting beat around the rim. Chris Andersen had no energy. Why not go with Hassan Whiteside? -- Juan. A: First, I'm not sure a team ever has utilized one starting lineup for the...
  • Bosh on Heat, 'Our brain isn't right, collectively and individually'

    So mentally weak? Or mentally defeated? It is the intersection the Miami Heat find themselves at after the first of the five games on this challenging western swing. The Heat awoke Friday at their next base camp amid a pair of troubling realities: --...