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  • ASK IRA: Does Napier need more seasoning in D-League?

    ASK IRA: Does Napier need more seasoning in D-League?
    Q: I believe Shabazz Napier to be the worst starter in Heat history. I also believe Pat Riley needs to stop burdening Erik Spoelstra by having him on the roster. Anyone who has spent any time watching basketball can see he cannot compete on this level. He...
  • Exuberance of kid stuff creates vitality for Heat

    If you didn't know better, you just might think summer league has broken out again for the Miami Heat. Because as the team has battled through a series of injuries, it is youth, athleticism and energy that has taken over. In Sunday's victory over...
  • ASK IRA: Has Heat youth movement finally arrived?

    ASK IRA: Has Heat youth movement finally arrived?
    Q: Hassan Whiteside, Tyler Johnson and James Ennis are getting extended playing time.  With the trade deadline coming up, are the Miami Heat showcasing these players or are they truly trying to develop them? -- Stuart. A: There is no showcasing here....
  • Tim Hardaway back in the game as Pistons assistant coach

    Tim Hardaway back in the game as Pistons assistant coach
    The last time Tim Hardaway coached, he was a father first. This time, the former Miami Heat guard has made the craft a professional priority. And he's having a blast, finding a calling nearly as fulfilling as those step-back 3-pointers with the Heat...
  • Hassan Whiteside comes up big late for Heat in 83-75 win over Celtics

    Hassan Whiteside was hardly shocked when Miami coach Erik Spoelstra designed a play for him late in the third quarter of a tight game. He was surprised when Spoelstra kept doing it, though. Whiteside scored half of his 20 points during a dominant...
  • Shabazz Napier returns home for first time as a pro

    Shabazz Napier returns home for first time as a pro
    The term usually applies to Madison Square Garden in New York. For Heat guard Shabazz Napier, it's up for debate. On Sunday, he played for the first time at TD Garden when Miami faced the Boston Celtics. A Boston native, Napier said playing in the arena...
  • Hassan Whiteside leads Heat to 83-75 victory against Celtics

    Hassan Whiteside first awed us with his shot-blocking. Later, it was his rebounding. It was only fitting for him to bring scoring back into the mix. Whiteside scored 20 points in the Miami Heat's 83-75 victory against the Boston Celtics Sunday at TD...
  • ASK IRA: Should heat be raised on Spoelstra?

    ASK IRA: Should heat be raised on Spoelstra?
    Q: Hello, Ira. Every other pro sports team at one time in the process of extremely underperforming questions and puts pressure on the coach. Not just internally, but most importantly externally by the media, fans and analysts (i.e. David Blatt with Cavs,...
  • Winderman's view: Mavericks 93, Heat 72

    Winderman's view: Mavericks 93, Heat 72
    Observations from Friday night's 93-72 loss to the Dallas Mavericks at AmericanAirlines Arena: -- Dwyane Wade should wait to declare if he is out for the All-Star Game, to give Adam Silver more time to consider White-sanity. -- Hassan Whiteside was...
  • Hassan Whiteside reaching point of becoming irreplaceable for Heat

    Hassan Whiteside reaching point of becoming irreplaceable for Heat
    The approach was logical: Relentless at the start, rested for the finish. Hassan Whiteside took care of the first part of the equation. He never had a chance to make a difference with the second. Because of that, it left the Miami Heat and coach...
  • Ira Winderman: Riley addresses Heat's depth deficit

    Ira Winderman: Riley addresses Heat's depth deficit
    Even before Dwyane Wade's left hamstring balked and then his right gave way, before the starting point guard emerged as the team's best backup shooting guard, before Shannon Brown arrived, started and then departed, the question loomed: How could the...