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  • Heat set offseason deadlines for Beasley, Walker, Johnson, Ennis

    Heat set offseason deadlines for Beasley, Walker, Johnson, Ennis
    With the odds in favor of the playoffs being the Miami Heat's future, and with it therefore looking like their 2015 first-round NBA Draft pick will be forwarded to the Philadelphia 76ers, the Heat have moved to secure developmental pieces going forward....
  • Wade says Heat offense broken; Is he, as well?

    Wade says Heat offense broken; Is he, as well?
    The player charged with leading the Miami Heat offense is growing concerned about whether that offense is broken. Against that backdrop, there is concern about whether that player is broken, as well. In the wake of Friday's 99-86 loss to the Atlanta...
  • ASK IRA: Is beating the Heat as simple as packing the paint?

    ASK IRA: Is beating the Heat as simple as packing the paint?
    Q: Packing the paint is the new defensive strategy against the Heat. -- Mark. A: I agree that non-Henry Walker floor-spacers have to be a priority in the offseason. So much of what the Heat did/do is based on spacing the floor with the type of 3-point...
  • Heat close miserable trip with 99-86 loss to Hawks

    Heat close miserable trip with 99-86 loss to Hawks
    If the reality of finishing at No. 7 in the Eastern Conference is facing LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round of the playoffs, the option at No. 8 might be even less of a bargain for the Miami Heat. The Atlanta Hawks completed...
  • Winderman's view: Hawks 99, Heat 86

    Winderman's view: Hawks 99, Heat 86
    Observations from Friday night's 99-86 loss to the Hawks at Philips Arena: -- Sunday at home against the Pistons looms large, with Tuesday's home game against the Spurs and Thursday's in Cleveland to follow. -- And it's why Milwaukee stings all the...
  • Hassan Whiteside's hand injury leaves him unable to play

    Hassan Whiteside's hand injury leaves him unable to play
    The protection is down to a Velcro strap connecting the middle and  ring fingers on his right hand. But the 10-stitch gash in the webbing between those fingers is what has Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside wondering when and how he will return from the...
  • ASK IRA: Does Tyler Johnson merit a rotation role?

    ASK IRA: Does Tyler Johnson merit a rotation role?
    Q: I just don't understand why Tyler Johnson is not part of the regular rotation? Have him back up Dwyane Wade at shooting guard. Have Mario Chalmers back up Goran Dragic at point guard. Then go with the hot hand down the stretch. -- Carlos, Miami. A:...
  • Dragic's drive (and dives) impresses Heat amid playoff push

    Dragic's drive (and dives) impresses Heat amid playoff push
    The measure of the man came well before he practically had to stand alone in a victory Wednesday over the Boston Celtics, with Dwyane Wade, Hassan Whiteside and Chris Andersen out. For Goran Dragic it came on the overnight flight from Milwaukee to...
  • Former UConn Guard Napier Content To Wait His Turn In NBA

    Former UConn Guard Napier Content To Wait His Turn In NBA
    BOSTON – It's 6:15 p.m. and the rest of the Miami Heat players are elsewhere, in the locker room, the weight room, each doing things to get ready for a game. Rookie Shabazz Napier is out on the floor at TD Garden. There's a session of full-court...
  • Haslem remains on-call for Heat when needed most

    Haslem remains on-call for Heat when needed most
    The way Udonis Haslem looked at it, the timing of his first double-double of the season was practically a necessity. So with Hassan Whiteside and Chris Andersen sidelined Wednesday against the Boston Celtics, Haslem not only stepped up to start at...
  • ASK IRA: Is Dragic's motor keeping the Heat afloat?

    ASK IRA: Is Dragic's motor keeping the Heat afloat?
    Q: Goran Dragic is a special player. He’s smart and plays hard. The Heat must sign him. How about Micky Arison buying him LeBron James' old home? I heard the price has come down. -- Chet. A: I think Goran would prefer the cash. And he'll get it,...