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  • ASK IRA: Should Heat value potential or impact in draft?

    ASK IRA: Should Heat value potential or impact in draft?
    Q: Ira, at No. 10, is it safe to say Pat Riley will be looking for depth on the wing? If so, the four I like in order of preference are Sam Dekker, Devin Booker, Stanley Johnson and Kelly Oubre. Dekker has the athletic ability to defend at the NBA level...
  • Winderman: Will Preemptive Pat Riley strike again at draft?

    Winderman: Will Preemptive Pat Riley strike again at draft?
    "With the 10th pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the Miami Heat . . . " Adam Silver might not even get that deep into the conversation on June 25 at Barclays Center. Not with Preemptive Pat involved in the process. While Tuesday's lottery was about...
  • ASK IRA: Are Heat positioned to eventually make run at Cavs?

    ASK IRA: Are Heat positioned to eventually make run at Cavs?
    Q: Assuming the Cavaliers win the Eastern Conference, the road back to the NBA Finals will run through Cleveland. Pat Riley painfully remembers the time it went through Michael Jordan and Chicago. That being said, and with Dwyane Wade a year older, I don'...
  • Lottery landscape: Players within (and out of) Heat reach at No. 10

    Lottery landscape: Players within (and out of) Heat reach at No. 10
    The Miami Heat did not beat the game in Tuesday's NBA Draft lottery, but they stayed in the game, which is what mattered most, emerging with the No. 10 pick for the June 25 NBA Draft in Brooklyn. Based on Tuesday's results, a look at where the Heat...
  • No escape: Heat still owe three first-round picks by 2021

    No escape: Heat still owe three first-round picks by 2021
    The Miami Heat dodged a bullet in Tuesday's NBA Draft lottery when they retained their first-round pick, but that doesn't mean they dodged an obligation. The Heat, in fact, still have plenty of remaining draft obligations, so many that it figures to...
  • ASK IRA: Will Heat get creative with No. 10 pick?

    ASK IRA: Will Heat get creative with No. 10 pick?
    Q: The first nine picks will most likely draft according to their needs. Luckily all nine teams picking before us don't need a talented defensive wing player (SG/SF) who can spread the floor, so we could end up with a better player than projected. Pat...
  • Heat hold their ground in lottery, will have No. 10 pick in NBA Draft

    Heat hold their ground in lottery, will have No. 10 pick in NBA Draft
    The Miami Heat held their ground in Tuesday's NBA Draft lottery. Because of that, they held on to their 2015 first-round pick. While the Heat failed to move into one of the first three randomly selected picks in the weighted drawing in New York, that...
  • ASK IRA: Is Heat No. 10 pick now in play for a trade?

    ASK IRA: Is Heat No. 10 pick now in play for a trade?
    Q: Hey Ira, considering the Heat kept their Top 10-protected pick, is there any consideration they can trade or bait any of the other teams to trade a proven player for No. 10? -- Jordan, Orlando. A: For all the concern, both inside the organization and...
  • ASK IRA: Is lottery a defining moment for Heat?

    ASK IRA: Is lottery a defining moment for Heat?
    Q: Ira, enough about the lottery. Pat Riley is not going to play a rookie, unless he wins it. None of the names you have mentioned have been inspiring. -- Jack. A: I largely agree (although Erik Spoelstra makes the playing decisions, for the most part)....
  • Miami Heat's stakes not contingent on NBA draft lottery

    The Heat was in Indianapolis this time last year when those NBA draft lottery balls floated and hopped and landed in such an unlikely way it was almost too unreal to believe. The Milwaukee Bucks had the best odds of landing the No.1 overall pick,...
  • ASK IRA: Have playoffs exposed what LeBron left behind?

    ASK IRA: Have playoffs exposed what LeBron left behind?
    Q: Does the current Cavaliers run, predominately the LeBron James run, to the Eastern Conference finals begin to tarnish the contribution Pat Riley, Erik Spoelstra, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh made? In other words, LeBron is showing he can win without...