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  • Defensive problems keep dogging Heat

    It has always been a staple for the Miami Heat. Ever since then-coach Pat Riley joined the organization, a strong emphasis has been placed on defense. Thus far this season, the team has struggled on the defensive end, with inconsistency among the...
  • ASK IRA: Is Spoelstra's defensive system wrong fit for this team?

    ASK IRA: Is Spoelstra's defensive system wrong fit for this team?
    Q: Erik Spoelstra needs to change the defense. The Heat continue to give up too many open 3-pointers? -- Jay. A: In various forms, I got more email on this subject than any other after Wednesday night's game, and I agree that it's insanity to try to...
  • Heat remain upbeat despite struggles

    The scene was more festive than funeral. Chris Bosh and assistant coach Juwan Howard finished Saturday's practice with a friendly game of 1-on-1. Dwyane Wade made a playful joke about James Ennis before leaving the facility. Team president Pat Riley...
  • ASK IRA: Are Heat failing because of system, personnel or effort?

    ASK IRA: Are Heat failing because of system, personnel or effort?
    Q: How long before the Heat go back to traditional basketball? Without LeBron James, Shane Battier, there are no other players who can play small ball. Josh McRoberts looks nothing like the player we saw last April in the playoffs. -- Stuart. A: The...
  • ASK IRA: Can Heat be in play for Brook Lopez?

    ASK IRA: Can Heat be in play for Brook Lopez?
    Q: Can the Heat make a push for Brook Lopez as part of the Nets' fire sale? -- John. A: Two thoughts. First, for anyone who has questioned Chris Bosh because of his perimeter-based playing style, consider that Brook is considered among the softer big...
  • ASK IRA: Do Heat flaws already need to be addressed?

    ASK IRA: Do Heat flaws already need to be addressed?
    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...
  • ASK IRA: Can Heat afford to wait on Bosh-McRoberts tandem?

    ASK IRA: Can Heat afford to wait on Bosh-McRoberts tandem?
    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...
  • ASK IRA: Should Wade push to play Sunday in New York?

    ASK IRA: Should Wade push to play Sunday in New York?
    Q: Ira, the Heat and Bulls should work out a deal so Dwyane Wade and Derrick Rose play together, that way when one takes a day off the other can play. -- Harvey. A: If Wade's situation grows as muddled at Rose's in Chicago, then the Heat are in major...
  • Ira Winderman: Reimagining the Carmelo-Heat possibility

    Ira Winderman: Reimagining the Carmelo-Heat possibility
    "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...
  • 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...
  • 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...