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  • Last-minute flight change led to Heat landing Luol Deng

    Last-minute flight change led to Heat landing Luol Deng
    Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra referred to it as "just a shot in the dark." A few hours before Wednesday's season-opener against the Washington Wizards, he revealed some new details about the offseason recruitment of forward Luol Deng. The Heat's...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Norris Cole faces Halloween deadline for extension

    Norris Cole faces Halloween deadline for extension
    While much of the focus with Norris Cole has been on whether he will be the opening-night starter when the Miami Heat host the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night, an even more significant decision looms with the fourth-year point guard: Whether he...
  • Chris Bosh reflects on having been close to signing with Rockets

    Chris Bosh reflects on having been close to signing with Rockets
    Had the Houston Rockets gotten their way, the script would have been flipped for Tuesday's exhibition at AmericanAirlines Arena, with Chris Bosh lining up against the Miami Heat. For all the drama Pat Riley endured during free agency, the runners-up...
  • ASK IRA: Could Norris Cole be squeezed by point glut?

    ASK IRA: Could Norris Cole be squeezed by point glut?
    Q: Both Norris Cole and Shabazz Napier have to play, almost for the same reason: Pat Riley has to see what he has. So where does Mario Chalmers fit in? -- Al, Coral Gables. A: It's sort of shocking how the outlook has changed regarding a player who...
  • 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....