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Shabazz Napier

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  • Ira Winderman: No logic for Heat to tank

    Ira Winderman: No logic for Heat to tank
    First, the reality: NBA teams don't tank. At least not when it comes to the perception of playing to lose. Coaches coach to win; players play to win. Always. Example A was the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night at AmericanAirlines Arena. Now, that...
  • Winderman's view: Heat 100, Celtics 84

    Winderman's view: Heat 100, Celtics 84
    Observations from Sunday night's 100-84 victory over the Boston Celtics at AmericanAirlines Arena: -- No Dwyane Wade, no Chris Bosh . . . no worries? -- Not exactly. -- But the Celtics were the right team at the right time. -- Just like the...
  • ASK IRA: Has Ennis emerged as Heat's top rookie?

    ASK IRA: Has Ennis emerged as Heat's top rookie?
    Q: Ira, I like James Ennis' energy. And now he's playing more under control. -- Chet. A: I don't know if he's necessarily more under control, nor if that is something the Heat are looking for. What makes Ennis unique among Heat players is his motor. And...
  • Napier finds himself on the outside of Heat rotation

    Napier finds himself on the outside of Heat rotation
    There was a time when Shabazz Napier was deemed invaluable, routinely playing the entire fourth quarter of games at the start of the season. Now, with the Miami Heat cycling through a series of lineups and rotations amid an ongoing series of injuries,...
  • ASK IRA: Is Chalmers a starter by merit or default?

    ASK IRA: Is Chalmers a starter by merit or default?
    Q: To me, Mario Chalmers is a magician: He has a good game once every five or so and then disappears, poof! He shoots an occasional three, misses a ton of shots, very inconsistent and poof he is a starter! How does he do it? -- Stone, Miami. A:...
  • ASK IRA: Does Whiteside deserve more of a look?

    ASK IRA: Does Whiteside deserve more of a look?
    Q: Tough loss Friday, but the silver lining is the upside of Hassan Whiteside. -- John. A: I agree that it is nice to have young, active length. Chris Andersen does what he can, but you can see that he is limited, and starting minutes are a stretch at...
  • It Can't Be All Boatright, All The Time

    It Can't Be All Boatright, All The Time
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Mike Krzyzewski said that UConn played like the championship program it is. What the Huskies didn't play like on this Thursday night in the Meadowlands was like a championship team. "It was a fight," Coach K said after Duke...
  • Winderman's view: Jazz 105, Heat 87

    Winderman's view: Jazz 105, Heat 87
    Observations from Tuesday night's 105-87 loss to the Utah Jazz at AmericanAirlines Arena: -- Dwyane Wade gave all he could give. -- Without Chris Bosh, the Heat needed even more. -- Which is scary, considering this was only Utah. -- Washington...
  • Preview: Duke vs. Connecticut

    Freshman Jahlil Okafor keeps leaping to new heights and is taking No. 2 Duke along with him. Okafor will get a test on the defensive end from another rapidly improving center in Amida Brimah, who will lead defending champion Connecticut when it takes on...
  • On The Fly: Shabazz Having Some Problems In Miami

    On The Fly: Shabazz Having Some Problems In Miami
    NBA writer Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel on former UConn player Shabazz Napier, sent to the D-League recently but called right back up by the Miami Heat because of injuries: "He can still make plays, but he's really struggling keeping...
  • Winderman's view: Heat 95, Nets 91

    Winderman's view: Heat 95, Nets 91
    Observations from Tuesday night's 95-91 victory over the Nets at Barclays Center: -- Yet another case of an ill Dwyane Wade leaving the opposition with a sick feeling. -- Wade sizzled at the start after his stomach had fizzled most of the day. --...