| Jan 5, 2015
| 9:00 PM
Q: Andre Dawkins, Justin Hamilton and Shabazz Napier all are just taking roster spots. Add Mario Chalmers, Norris Cole and Josh McRoberts because they are not making an impact this season. If no other team wants them, why should the Heat keep them? Better...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Not everyone will like my idea. But I would cheer for LeBron James when he's introduced on his return Thursday to AmericanAirlines Arena. I would cheer him like he was never cheered in the four years he played here.
I would stand and applaud him for...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 7:31 AM
First, the reality: NBA teams don't tank. At least not when it comes to the perception of playing to lose. Coaches coach to win; players play to win. Always. Example A was the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.
| Dec 12, 2014
| 8:28 PM
Observations from Friday night's 100-95 victory over the Utah Jazz at Energy Solutions Arena:
-- This made the flight home a lot easier.
-- Because what's up next, the Bulls at home on Sunday, won't be. The Bulls have yet to lose to an East team on...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 7:18 AM
Monday could be the start of something big in the NBA. Could be.
By rule, most players signed as free agents in the offseason cannot be dealt for three months or before Dec. 15, whichever comes later.
Dec. 15 comes Monday. And that will leave just...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 7:57 AM
Yes, the Miami Heat are going to do it. Even after he turned his back on the franchise after four consecutive trips to the NBA Finals. Even after he gave every indication he would be returning as a free agent. Even after he defected from South Beach to...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 4:49 PM
The Lakers were granted a $4.85 million disabled-player exception on Tuesday for injured point guard Steve Nash.
What that means for a future Lakers' acquisition isn't as straightforward. The exception is a spending tool that can be used to add one...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 11:13 PM
Q: Is Birdman old or disinterested? He hasn't been the same this season. -- Clifford.
A: No, he hasn't, and at times it's very noticeable. I don't think it's a matter of having grown content (at least I would hope that is not the case). Perhaps it's a...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 7:24 PM
The Miami Heat certainly have had their moments over the years at the Verizon Center.
There was the season finale in 2012 when injuries that left Erik Spoelstra no choice but to start Eddy Curry. With a defibrillator possibly courtside, the Heat...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 11:00 AM
The Detroit Pistons acquired center Joel Anthony from the Boston Celtics in exchange for guard Will Bynum on Friday.
Swapping Anthony, who is set to make $3.8 million this season, for Bynum, who will earn $2.9 million, saves the Celtics $900,000....
| Sep 30, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Q: Probably don't want to dwell on the past too much, but seeing your recent article regarding the Mike Miller amnesty got me thinking: What if they had used the amnesty clause on Joel Anthony instead? Of course, they eventually dumped Anthony anyways,...