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  • ASK IRA: Was releasing Birch, keeping Dawkins/Brown in Heat's best interest?

    ASK IRA: Was releasing Birch, keeping Dawkins/Brown in Heat's best interest?
    Q:  I don't understand Saturday's move. I'd rather they waived Justin Hamilton or Shannon Brown than Khem Birch. The kid is a good blocker/rebounder. -- Joe. A: As I say in almost all these cases, the coaching staff and the front office see these...
  • Spoelstra sees positives in Heat's youth movement

    Spoelstra sees positives in Heat's youth movement
    Getting back to the level of recent seasons won't be easy for the Miami Heat, but the fact that it might involve kid stuff is heartening to coach Erik Spoelstra. With the roster down to the 15-player regular-season maximum, Spoelstra said he is...
  • Ira Winderman: NBA replay streamlined, not seamless

    Ira Winderman: NBA replay streamlined, not seamless
    Video review has come a long way in the NBA, about to make its greatest stride this season, with the opening of the NBA Replay Center in Secaucus, N.J., a facility equipped with 20 replay stations, 94 video monitors, capable of processing 300 billion bits...
  • Heat waive Khem Birch, keep Andre Dawkins, Shannon Brown, Justin Hamilton

    Heat waive Khem Birch, keep Andre Dawkins, Shannon Brown, Justin Hamilton
    The Miami Heat's reshuffled 2014-15 roster will feature three rookies, five free agents added in the offseason, and seven members of the roster that fell in last season's NBA Finals to the San Antonio Spurs. The roster picture, which does not have to be...
  • Heat close preseason 104-98 victory against Grizzlies

    Khem Birch feels he has already won. By Monday evening, he will know whether or not he made the Miami Heat's 15-man roster. His last audition came in Friday's 104-98 victory against the Memphis Grizzlies in the preseason finale at FedExForum. Now,...
  • ASK IRA: Do Heat yet have a true read on their rotation?

    ASK IRA: Do Heat yet have a true read on their rotation?
    Q: Ira, set the Heat's rotation for us. -- Steve, Plantation. A: First, I've long held that there never truly is a "rotation" in the NBA because injuries and foul trouble automatically juggle any preset alignment. Plus, it doesn't matter what I set, it'...
  • ASK IRA: Was releasing Tyler Johnson ill-advised?

    ASK IRA: Was releasing Tyler Johnson ill-advised?
    Q: Ira, I watched a lot of summer league, and Tyler Johnson was someone the Heat haven't had. Couldn't they have found a way to make room? -- Tim. A: I agree that Tyler was intriguing, and the Heat apparently felt that way, considering they guaranteed...
  • Brief profiles of Eastern Conference teams

    (Reuters) - Following are brief profiles of the 15 teams in the National Basketball Association's Eastern Conference ahead of the 2014-15 season. ATLANTIC DIVISION BOSTON CELTICS Founded: 1946 NBA titles: 17 (2008, 1986, 1984, 1981, 1976, 1974,...
  • Exit strategies: How 10 teams replaced their LeBron

    Exit strategies: How 10 teams replaced their LeBron
    Cliché all you want about the team game, but the NBA, at its highest level, very much can be a singular equation, one player making all the difference. So on July 11, when LeBron James said he was coming home, as Cleveland exulted, the question became...
  • ASK IRA: Has Shawne Williams been the surprise of the preseason?

    ASK IRA: Has Shawne Williams been the surprise of the preseason?
    Q: Shawne Williams was a great pickup, a classic Pat Riley guy. He has a long wing span. -- Stuart. A: And range on his shot, which will be essential for this team after losing Ray Allen, Shane Battier and James Jones from last season's roster. In fact,...
  • Preview: Miami Heat at Memphis Grizzlies, 8 p.m. Friday

    Preview: Miami Heat at Memphis Grizzlies, 8 p.m. Friday
    When/Where: 8 p.m., FedExForum, Memphis. TV: Sun Sports. Radio: 790-AM, 104.3-FM, 106.5-FM, 710-AM (Spanish).  Scouting report: At 3-4, this completes the Heat's eight-game preseason schedule, with Wednesday's regular-season opener against the...