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  • ASK IRA: Is Heat defense unacceptable, even in preseason?

    ASK IRA: Is Heat defense unacceptable, even in preseason?
    Q: In the preseason's initial game the Heat allowed 98 points. In the next three games they allowed 108, 122, 109 points. In these last three games the Heat scored over 100 points each time and still lost each one. That is not championship ball, even if...
  • Doc Rivers on Clippers watching Kings' banner night: 'We tasted it'

    Doc Rivers on Clippers watching Kings' banner night: 'We tasted it'
    Doc Rivers got a suite at Staples Center on Wednesday for the Clippers to watch the Kings raise their Stanley Cup championship banner. He wanted the players to visualize that it was they who had just won a title. Apparently it worked. "We tasted it,"...
  • Ex-Heat forward Michael Beasley leaves Grizzlies, to play in China

    Ex-Heat forward Michael Beasley leaves Grizzlies, to play in China
    Michael Beasley may not have played his way out of the NBA, but, for now, that's where the former Miami Heat forward is headed. A source with the Memphis Grizzlies confirmed to the Sun Sentinel that Beasley has left the team to sign in China....
  • ASK IRA: Did Heat overinvest in Chalmers?

    ASK IRA: Did Heat overinvest in Chalmers?
    Q: I have repeatedly questioned Pat Riley's decision to re-sign Mario Chalmers for two years at $4 million per year. I honestly think the money could have been spent better. And if a veteran point guard were brought in for the minimum, he could have...
  • Pat Riley sees value in Heat's late additions

    Pat Riley sees value in Heat's late additions
      The point, Pat Riley said, is not the free agents the Miami Heat bypassed as they rounded out their training-camp roster.   It is about the possibilities, he said, of the players brought to training camp.   After bypassing the likes of Andray...
  • Spoelstra says offense more than Bosh; Wade rising early

    Spoelstra says offense more than Bosh; Wade rising early
    Even with Chris Bosh taking five more shots than any teammate in Saturday's exhibition opener, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Monday it doesn't necessarily mean Bosh will be the focus of his offense. "That's not necessarily how we want to play,...
  • New NBA TV deal meshes with Heat long-term vision

    New NBA TV deal meshes with Heat long-term vision
    With Monday's announcement of a new national NBA television contract that triples the league's revenues from the current package, the Miami Heat's approach to this past offseason came into greater focus Monday. In the wake of losing LeBron James to...
  • Ira Winderman: Industrial espionage a Heat-Cavs twist

    Ira Winderman: Industrial espionage a Heat-Cavs twist
         "I learned from a franchise that had been where I wanted to go. I will always think of Miami as my second home. Without the experiences I had there, I wouldn’t be able to do what I'm doing today." -- LeBron James, July 11, in his Sports...
  • ASK IRA: Did Heat pay enough attention to free-agent market?

    ASK IRA: Did Heat pay enough attention to free-agent market?
    Q: Was Miami's offer for Andray Blatche that bad that he instead signed in China? -- Mike. A: The fact that both Jordan Crawford and Andray Blatche opted for China says plenty about the level of interest from the NBA. Granted, the money in China can...
  • Ira Winderman: Heat's Granger living an altered reality

    Ira Winderman: Heat's Granger living an altered reality
        As he sat in a folding chair just outside of the locker room at AmericanAirlines Arena, Danny Granger surprisingly did not have the look of someone who had been consistently blindsided.     And yet, how could he possibly have seen so much of this...
  • Hyde5: Where Dolphins' numbers rank at quarter-pole

    Hyde5: Where Dolphins' numbers rank at quarter-pole
    1. We're at the quarter pole of the NFL season, and that's a good time to take stock of where the Dolphins rank in various stats. The Heat's Pat Riley divides the NBA season into 20-game segments to measure where his team stood. That, he figured, was a...