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  • ASK IRA: Would Riley dare go with a project in the draft?

    ASK IRA: Would Riley dare go with a project in the draft?
    Q: It's hard to imagine Pat Riley drafting an early-entry candidate. I have a feeling that the Heat will trade their pick for a veteran, maybe throw in Mario Chalmers (I am not a fan). -- David, Weston. A: I think with the front office's trip to Spain,...
  • ASK IRA: Were Riley's personnel moves underappreciated?

    ASK IRA: Were Riley's personnel moves underappreciated?
    Q: The Executive of the Year vote has to irk Pat Riley. Mitch Kupchak and Sam Hinkie got votes, while Riley did not get one single vote? The discovery of Hassan Whiteside and acquisition of Goran Dragic did not impress anyone outside Miami. The results...
  • Ira Winderman: Time to legislate away NBA hack attack

    Ira Winderman: Time to legislate away NBA hack attack
    The enduring portrait of foul-line failure for the Heat this past season was Hassan Whiteside's 4 of 16 on the final Saturday of the regular season in a 107-104 loss to the Toronto Raptors, a loss that ultimately cost the Heat a playoff berth. It wasn't...
  • ASK IRA: Will East necessarily be as forgiving next season?

    ASK IRA: Will East necessarily be as forgiving next season?
    Q: The Celtics and Bucks show promise for next season. I bring that up because many comments cite how dangerous the Heat's starting five is, without taking into account the other teams are quite talented also. Winning a championship is not done in a...
  • Riley, Heat staff in Spain scouting European draft prospects

    Riley, Heat staff in Spain scouting European draft prospects
    The Miami Heat continue to operate like a team planning on selecting in the first round of the 2015 NBA Draft, with Heat President Pat Riley and his staff in Spain scouting international prospects. While the Heat will not know until the random-but-...
  • ASK IRA: Would a Heat encore for Dorell Wright make sense?

    ASK IRA: Would a Heat encore for Dorell Wright make sense?
    Q: Do you expect a Dorell Wright reunion? I do. He's a low-cost bench player who fits a need. -- Martin. A: While Dorell does not turn 30 until December, he will be entering his 12th season. While the Heat have had success bringing in (and bringing...
  • ASK IRA: Should Heat have considered Billy Donovan?

    ASK IRA: Should Heat have considered Billy Donovan?
    Q: Did the Heat miss the boat on Billy Donovan? You know he's close with Pat Riley, and if the Heat eventually decide to make a move, they would have wound up moving too late. He's the perfect Pat guy. -- Donnie. A: I know there is a great respect there...
  • Heat getting speed read from playoff pace

    Heat getting speed read from playoff pace
    The lessons previously had been learned as an active participant in the playoffs, including the need to get LeBron James more comfortable in the post after the loss in the 2011 NBA Finals to the Dallas Mavericks, the quest to find a better way to combat...
  • ASK IRA: Is next season Spoelstra's turn to become most-improved coach?

    ASK IRA: Is next season Spoelstra's turn to become most-improved coach?
    Q: Will Erik Spoelstra be next season's Mike Budenholzer? The Hawks' record last season was comparable to the Heat's this year. Bud formed a new identity for the team with Coach of the Year results. Gregg Popovich developed Kawhi Leonard and Pat Riley did...
  • Ira Winderman: Draft still just kid stuff for Heat?

    Ira Winderman: Draft still just kid stuff for Heat?
    They sweated the final hours of the regular season just to make sure they would have the chance. Now they sweat out these intervening weeks before standing at the mercy of the bouncing balls at the May 19 lottery. Because finally getting back into the...
  • ASK IRA: Can Chalmers again work as sixth man for Heat next season?

    ASK IRA: Can Chalmers again work as sixth man for Heat next season?
    Q: In his exit interview, Pat Riley mentioned Mario Chalmers coming off the bench next year. I normally bite my tongue as there is nothing I can do about it. So please help me understand: Why do we continue to give Mario big minutes? Year after year the...