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Shabazz Napier

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  • ASK IRA: Could Whiteside eventually emerge as perennial Defensive Player candidate?

    ASK IRA: Could Whiteside eventually emerge as perennial Defensive Player candidate?
    Q: Getting only one third-place vote for Defensive Player of the Year will be more motivation for Hassan Whiteside. Now he can go in saying, "Last season I only received one vote." -- Rubens. A: I've never felt Hassan has lacked motivation,...
  • UConn Recruits Adams, Enoch Impress On Opposing All-Star Teams

    UConn Recruits Adams, Enoch Impress On Opposing All-Star Teams
    NEW YORK — Jalen Adams was riding the train into New York, and the idea of playing in the Jordan Brand Classic was sinking in. "I was amazed," he said. "Growing up, you see people you know playing in it, and it was like, 'Gee, the Jordan Brand...
  • ASK IRA: Should wing depth be Heat's offseason priority?

    ASK IRA: Should wing depth be Heat's offseason priority?
    Q: You have to like a starting five, at least on paper, of Goran Dragic (assuming he comes back), Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng (assuming he comes back), Hassan Whiteside and Chris Bosh. That's potentially a top-five NBA starting lineup, if the group stays...
  • ASK IRA: Will Heat approach on both ends change dramatically next season?

    ASK IRA: Will Heat approach on both ends change dramatically next season?
    Q: So wait, you're telling me that Goran Dragic finally gets more touches than the other three or four players on the team that he's better than, and the Heat win? I would've never guessed it! Giving the ball more and running plays around your second-best...
  • LeBron says he would embrace facing Wade, Heat in playoffs

    LeBron says he would embrace facing Wade, Heat in playoffs
    The fight to make the NBA playoffs will be challenging enough for the Miami Heat, with the Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets and Milwaukee Bucks all keeping the pressure on with victories Wednesday night. But one interested bystander...
  • Wade, Haslem lift Heat over Pistons 109-102 as injuries mount

    Wade, Haslem lift Heat over Pistons 109-102 as injuries mount
    By the start of the second half the inactive players outnumbered the able-bodied. By far. Because only three ambulatory reserves remained. Somehow, through yet another night of attrition, the Miami Heat found a way to extend their home winning streak to...
  • Spartans Will Themselves Into The Final Four

    Spartans Will Themselves Into The Final Four
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The loss to UConn last year on the final Sunday in March cut deep. It cut a proud coach. It cut a proud Michigan State basketball program. UConn's greatest joy would give the returning Spartan players their greatest pain and...
  • Heat set offseason deadlines for Beasley, Walker, Johnson, Ennis

    Heat set offseason deadlines for Beasley, Walker, Johnson, Ennis
    With the odds in favor of the playoffs being the Miami Heat's future, and with it therefore looking like their 2015 first-round NBA Draft pick will be forwarded to the Philadelphia 76ers, the Heat have moved to secure developmental pieces going forward....
  • Ira Winderman: Napier going back to Final Four, but not reminiscing

    Ira Winderman: Napier going back to Final Four, but not reminiscing
    For the third time in five years, Shabazz Napier will be at the Final Four. If nothing else, that should have the Miami Heat rookie point guard in an NCAA Tournament state of mind these days. Or not. "I've been watching it," Napier said after...
  • Haslem remains on-call for Heat when needed most

    Haslem remains on-call for Heat when needed most
    The way Udonis Haslem looked at it, the timing of his first double-double of the season was practically a necessity. So with Hassan Whiteside and Chris Andersen sidelined Wednesday against the Boston Celtics, Haslem not only stepped up to start at...
  • Former UConn Guard Napier Content To Wait His Turn In NBA

    Former UConn Guard Napier Content To Wait His Turn In NBA
    BOSTON – It's 6:15 p.m. and the rest of the Miami Heat players are elsewhere, in the locker room, the weight room, each doing things to get ready for a game. Rookie Shabazz Napier is out on the floor at TD Garden. There's a session of full-court...