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  • ASK IRA: Is Heat No. 10 pick now in play for a trade?

    ASK IRA: Is Heat No. 10 pick now in play for a trade?
    Q: Hey Ira, considering the Heat kept their Top 10-protected pick, is there any consideration they can trade or bait any of the other teams to trade a proven player for No. 10? -- Jordan, Orlando. A: For all the concern, both inside the organization and...
  • ASK IRA: Is lottery a defining moment for Heat?

    ASK IRA: Is lottery a defining moment for Heat?
    Q: Ira, enough about the lottery. Pat Riley is not going to play a rookie, unless he wins it. None of the names you have mentioned have been inspiring. -- Jack. A: I largely agree (although Erik Spoelstra makes the playing decisions, for the most part)....
  • ASK IRA: Have playoffs exposed what LeBron left behind?

    ASK IRA: Have playoffs exposed what LeBron left behind?
    Q: Does the current Cavaliers run, predominately the LeBron James run, to the Eastern Conference finals begin to tarnish the contribution Pat Riley, Erik Spoelstra, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh made? In other words, LeBron is showing he can win without...
  • ASK IRA: Can Heat bypass Cavs or Hawks next season?

    ASK IRA: Can Heat bypass Cavs or Hawks next season?
    Q: Ira, this is the second consecutive year the top two seeds have advanced to the Eastern Conference finals. If that's what it takes to get there next year, do you see the Heat finishing in the top two? -- Aaron. A: I assume you're asking whether the...
  • Ira Winderman: Riley was right and wrong about LeBron

    Ira Winderman: Riley was right and wrong about LeBron
    We are a month shy of a year since Pat Riley issued his challenge to the best basketball player on the planet: Stay and make the Miami Heat into "a generational team." A month after Riley attempted to sell legacy, LeBron James was gone. In the...
  • Lottery lore, legend, lapses: Looking back at Heat's previous trips

    Lottery lore, legend, lapses: Looking back at Heat's previous trips
    If this was golf, the Miami Heat would be among the clubhouse leaders when it comes to the NBA Draft lottery, at 11 under. Instead, poised for their eighth appearance in the league's consolation drawing on Tuesday night, they stand at a net loss in...
  • ASK IRA: Does Wade's next contract hold key to Heat future?

    ASK IRA: Does Wade's next contract hold key to Heat future?
    Q: Pat Riley's moves with Hassan Whiteside and Goran Dragic were brilliant, but I fear we're locked in a good-but-not-great period, cap-limited from pursuing a free-agent superstar. -- Daniel. A: Actually, Dwyane Wade will make that decision, based on...
  • Banish the buzzard? Heat at mercy of NBA Draft lottery

    Banish the buzzard? Heat at mercy of NBA Draft lottery
    The buzzard hasn't been heard from in 16 years. The Miami Heat hope it doesn't squawk a week from now. Days after the Heat fell from four consecutive trips to the NBA Finals into the NBA Draft lottery, Heat President Pat Riley quipped of his team's next...
  • Ira Winderman: Combine combined with uncertainty for Heat

    Ira Winderman: Combine combined with uncertainty for Heat
    For the past four years, the months leading to the NBA Draft for the Miami Heat were like episodes of Upstairs, Downstairs. As the playoffs were consuming the team's attention on the main court at AmericanAirlines Arena, the scouting staff, often...
  • ASK IRA: Did Whiteside deserve better in vote for Most Improved?

    ASK IRA: Did Whiteside deserve better in vote for Most Improved?
    Q: I call B.S. on the voting for Most Improved Player. It should have been Hassan Whiteside. I'm not saying it because I'm a Heat fan, but really his story says it all. -- T.R.P. A: Look, if Hassan won, I would have been happy for him and would have had...
  • Alonzo Mourning to represent Heat at NBA Draft lottery

    Alonzo Mourning to represent Heat at NBA Draft lottery
    To some, Alonzo Mourning beat the odds when he last year was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame, considering his rugged childhood and an NBA career interrupted by a kidney transplant. All the Miami Heat are asking this offseason is that the team's...