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  • ASK IRA: Has Whiteside emerged as candidate for Most Improved Player?

    ASK IRA: Has Whiteside emerged as candidate for Most Improved Player?
    Q: I don't think Hassan Whiteside is eligible for Most Improved Player. But if he is, I don't see a way he doesn't win. -- Michael, Hollywood. A: I don't see any reason why he would not be eligible. I initially thought Most Improved Player would be a...
  • ASK IRA: Is leadership an issue with the Heat?

    ASK IRA: Is leadership an issue with the Heat?
    Q:  Leadership is lacking with this team. -- Leon. A: While terms such as "leadership" tend to get overstated, considering "talent" tends to mean a lot more, there is an interesting dynamic with this Heat team. You have one co-captain, in Udonis Haslem,...
  • ASK IRA: Will Whiteside merely be a two-year rental for Heat?

    ASK IRA: Will Whiteside merely be a two-year rental for Heat?
    Q: In the wake of your article about Hassan Whiteside becoming an unrestricted free agent in 2016, I have to admit, I was blindsided by this news.  I assumed the Heat could sign him to a long-term contract before he hit the open market. Since it will be...
  • Heat to create solar plaza to enhance fan experience, energy efficiency

    The Miami Heat have built a reputation as a progressive franchise on more than Pat Riley's history of creative roster moves. Another example will become evident in the coming months as 24,000 square feet of underutilized space at AmericanAirlines...
  • 5 on 5: Assessing the Heat at midseason

    5 on 5: Assessing the Heat at midseason
    Following Tuesday's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at AmericanAirlines Arena, the Miami Heat will be halfway home when it comes to the NBA's 82-game regular-season schedule. For the first time in years, the midpoint of the schedule raises...
  • Friends as foes Tuesday: Erik Spoelstra vs. Stan Van Gundy

    They belong to the same small fraternity, those who have succeeded Pat Riley as coaches, in their case, as coach of the Miami Heat. But this season, the contact between the close friends has been a bit more limited, with Erik Spoelstra not only having...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Hyde: Here's how Hassan Whiteside landed with Heat

    Hassan Whiteside knew his never-ending journey had ended last Nov. 23 upon answering his cell phone while making a sandwich in Iowa. He didn't hear his agent's voice on the other end, as expected from the number. Will Smith instead was singing "Miami."...
  • ASK IRA: Is Ennis, wing depth too lacking for Heat?

    ASK IRA: Is Ennis, wing depth too lacking for Heat?
    Q: Why do you think Erik Spoelstra doesn't give James Ennis minutes? -- Scott. A: First, it's not part of any plot, and when there are nights like Tuesday, when Luol Deng is out, there will be minutes. The reality is that Ennis is exactly what Pat Riley...