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  • Foreign intrigue now part of Heat's draft discussion

    Foreign intrigue now part of Heat's draft discussion
    "I like the homegrown product, I just do. I feel comfortable with it. And maybe somewhere in free agency or via some trades, we may have missed somewhere along the line, but I just felt I just like the players here. That's where I've gone. I not saying...
  • David J. Neal: LeBron's actions toward Blatt in line with many before him

    The old quote, often attributed to 1800s statesman Otto von Bismarck, says it's best if people see neither laws nor sausages being made. Perhaps Bismarck, as adept at crafting and guiding Germany as Pat Riley does the Heat, would include NBA teams were he...
  • NBA Mock Draft: Towns Probably Will Go Before Okafor

    There is no exact science to the NBA draft, only the constant weighing of need vs. best player available. And there figures to be plenty of gamesmanship before commissioner Adam Silver opens the proceedings at 7:35 p.m. Thursday at Barclays Center in...
  • Talent vs. need now Heat's quandary in NBA Draft

    Talent vs. need now Heat's quandary in NBA Draft
    Perhaps the depths of 2014-15, the Miami Heat's first lottery finish in seven years, simplified the NBA Draft equation for Pat Riley. For the Heat, drafting for need and drafting for talent could be one and the same when it's time to make the No. 10...
  • ASK IRA: Is LeBron lack of gratitude an issue?

    ASK IRA: Is LeBron lack of gratitude an issue?
    Q: "The team I was with." What a backhanded insult by LeBron James. What did the Heat management do so terrible to him, not letting his people run the show? If he loses this series, then it's still true his only titles are from "that team he was with."...
  • Ira Winderman: Are Finals sending 'big' message to Heat?

    Ira Winderman: Are Finals sending 'big' message to Heat?
    It could be argued that the San Antonio Spurs' smashing success in the 2014 NBA Finals gave birth to the top regular-season teams in both conferences this season, with the Golden State Warriors and Atlanta Hawks emulating something close to the...
  • ASK IRA: Will LeBron's 'motivation' raise Riley's ire?

    ASK IRA: Will LeBron's 'motivation' raise Riley's ire?
    Q: Ira, I don't know if LeBron's "secret motivation" will come out if Cleveland loses the series, but is Pat Riley braced for what he might hear? Players saw LeBron leave last year and Pat can't have anyone piling on. -- Franklin. A: First, no one knows...
  • ASK IRA: Will Pistons, Hornets preempt Heat in draft?

    ASK IRA: Will Pistons, Hornets preempt Heat in draft?
    Q: So it appears now that after current trades both Detroit and Charlotte may be looking to draft wings. Any possibility Pat Riley can swap with Denver or any other suitor? -- Yanusi, Miami Beach. A: I agree that by adding Ersan Ilyasova, the Pistons...
  • Whiteside on Heat roster uncertainty: 'I just believe in Pat Riley'

    Whiteside on Heat roster uncertainty: 'I just believe in Pat Riley'
    Hassan Whiteside believes both he and the Miami Heat are in a good place, even amid the swirl surrounding both the team and his playing style. With the emerging center making an  appearance Wednesday at the Heat's youth basketball camp at South...
  • ASK IRA: Is Warriors' versatility what Heat should try to emulate?

    ASK IRA: Is Warriors' versatility what Heat should try to emulate?
    Q: I know that Pat Riley loves big men, and I'm sure this won't affect their contract negotiations, but after seeing how Golden State won a championship playing small ball with their starting center on the bench, didn't Goran Dragic's market value go up...
  • ASK IRA: Is lifetime deal the way to go with Wade?

    ASK IRA: Is lifetime deal the way to go with Wade?
    Q: The Heat have always been very loyal to their players and there is no reason they would be any different with Dwyane Wade. Why don't they make some sort of implied, unofficial (but not blatantly illegal) agreement to compensate Wade while he holds some...