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  • ASK IRA: Can Heat afford to not have Napier in rotation?

    ASK IRA: Can Heat afford to not have Napier in rotation?
    Q: So it seems that Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh want to see Shabazz Napier get playing time, too. When can Pat Riley work out a trade for Mario Chalmers or Norris Cole? It would be a shame to lose Cole. -- Chet. A: There is plenty of room on this...
  • ASK IRA: Does Chalmers at shooting guard fit for Heat?

    ASK IRA: Does Chalmers at shooting guard fit for Heat?
    Q: Ira, what does it tell you when Mario Chalmers is the best the Heat can do at shooting guard behind Dwyane Wade? -- Art. A: It tells me that it's the third week in October, which makes it the best time for a team to experiment. Do I think Chalmers is...
  • ASK IRA: Is Heat defense unacceptable, even in preseason?

    ASK IRA: Is Heat defense unacceptable, even in preseason?
    Q: In the preseason's initial game the Heat allowed 98 points. In the next three games they allowed 108, 122, 109 points. In these last three games the Heat scored over 100 points each time and still lost each one. That is not championship ball, even if...
  • Doc Rivers on Clippers watching Kings' banner night: 'We tasted it'

    Doc Rivers on Clippers watching Kings' banner night: 'We tasted it'
    Doc Rivers got a suite at Staples Center on Wednesday for the Clippers to watch the Kings raise their Stanley Cup championship banner. He wanted the players to visualize that it was they who had just won a title. Apparently it worked. "We tasted it,"...
  • Ex-Heat forward Michael Beasley leaves Grizzlies, to play in China

    Ex-Heat forward Michael Beasley leaves Grizzlies, to play in China
    Michael Beasley may not have played his way out of the NBA, but, for now, that's where the former Miami Heat forward is headed. A source with the Memphis Grizzlies confirmed to the Sun Sentinel that Beasley has left the team to sign in China....
  • ASK IRA: Did Heat overinvest in Chalmers?

    ASK IRA: Did Heat overinvest in Chalmers?
    Q: I have repeatedly questioned Pat Riley's decision to re-sign Mario Chalmers for two years at $4 million per year. I honestly think the money could have been spent better. And if a veteran point guard were brought in for the minimum, he could have...
  • Spoelstra says offense more than Bosh; Wade rising early

    Spoelstra says offense more than Bosh; Wade rising early
    Even with Chris Bosh taking five more shots than any teammate in Saturday's exhibition opener, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Monday it doesn't necessarily mean Bosh will be the focus of his offense. "That's not necessarily how we want to play,...
  • New NBA TV deal meshes with Heat long-term vision

    New NBA TV deal meshes with Heat long-term vision
    With Monday's announcement of a new national NBA television contract that triples the league's revenues from the current package, the Miami Heat's approach to this past offseason came into greater focus Monday. In the wake of losing LeBron James to...
  • Pat Riley sees value in Heat's late additions

    Pat Riley sees value in Heat's late additions
      The point, Pat Riley said, is not the free agents the Miami Heat bypassed as they rounded out their training-camp roster.   It is about the possibilities, he said, of the players brought to training camp.   After bypassing the likes of Andray...
  • Ira Winderman: Industrial espionage a Heat-Cavs twist

    Ira Winderman: Industrial espionage a Heat-Cavs twist
         "I learned from a franchise that had been where I wanted to go. I will always think of Miami as my second home. Without the experiences I had there, I wouldn’t be able to do what I'm doing today." -- LeBron James, July 11, in his Sports...
  • ASK IRA: Are too many Heat big men shooting jumpers?

    ASK IRA: Are too many Heat big men shooting jumpers?
    Q: I am reading that Udonis Haslem is practicing his 3-pointer, Birdman is working on developing his perimeter jumper, and Mario Chalmers will get time at shooting guard. Please wake me from my Heat nightmare! -- Stone, Miami. A: First, exhale. Udonis...