| Dec 14, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Can you give up on a team that hasn't been a team yet?
In Sunday's 93-75 loss to the Chicago Bulls, the Miami Heat came out like a bunch strangers.
Because they were.
The starting lineup had played exactly two minutes together prior to the opening...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Q: Is it more or less likely that they blow up the team now? -- Robert.
A: There's really nothing to "blow up." Nobody is taking Josh McRoberts in his current state. And Luol Deng has an opt-out after this season, so teams could/would be reluctant...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 9:42 PM
Q: I'm seeing a lot of Greg Monroe-to-the-Heat rumors. Thoughts? -- Brian.
A: Look, everyone knows Pat Riley covets true centers, has gone years without one. It is why there were those DeMarcus Cousins rumors in recent years and then the Brook Lopez...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 7:57 AM
Yes, the Miami Heat are going to do it. Even after he turned his back on the franchise after four consecutive trips to the NBA Finals. Even after he gave every indication he would be returning as a free agent. Even after he defected from South Beach to...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Not everyone will like my idea. But I would cheer for LeBron James when he's introduced on his return Thursday to AmericanAirlines Arena. I would cheer him like he was never cheered in the four years he played here.
I would stand and applaud him for...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 5:03 PM
Observations from Thursday night's 101-91 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers at AmericanAirlines Arena:
-- That Heat-Cavaliers first-round series is going to be a doozy.
-- By then, LeBron should be done remodeling his roster.
-- This clearly...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 7:31 AM
First, the reality: NBA teams don't tank. At least not when it comes to the perception of playing to lose. Coaches coach to win; players play to win. Always. Example A was the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena.
| Dec 29, 2014
| 9:54 PM
Q: When does Pat Riley make a roster move? Obviously the roster as it stands isn't doing much. Is not making the playoffs really worth seeing this through? -- Jeremy.
A: An interesting question on many levels. First, with the recent emergence of Luol...
| Nov 29, 2014
| 8:05 AM
"We were a little late to that party." -- Pat Riley, in late July, on the Miami Heat's free-agency pursuit of Carmelo Anthony.
Of course they were. There were, after all, other priorities earlier that month, including what proved to be misguided...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Q: Clearly the Heat need help, when Dwyane Wade is out. There is just not enough depth. I don't expect Chris Bosh to stay in a slump, but the team can't hit a free throw to save their lives. I thought the James Ennis played well enough to give him more...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 11:31 AM
Q: Couldn't we start Udonis Haslem at the five for his rebounding and defense and move Chris Bosh back to the four? I think it would really help on the defensive end of the floor. I understand that Pat Riley wants to maximize our cap space for 2016, but...