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Shabazz Napier

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  • Shabazz Napier ready to live up to LeBron's endorsement

    Shabazz Napier ready to live up to LeBron's endorsement
    The newest addition to the Miami Heat is still overwhelmed by the endorsement. Guard Shabazz Napier made plenty of memories while starring at Connecticut before being selected in the first round of Thursday's NBA Draft. Two national titles. First-team...
  • ASK IRA: How much cap space do Heat actually have?

    ASK IRA: How much cap space do Heat actually have?
    Q: Ira, what about Bird Rights? Can't Micky Arison spend and then bring back his stars above the cap? -- Sandor. A: No. When you use Bird Rights, you're not using cap space. Look, here's the simplest of math (to a degree oversimplified): A basic...
  • Napier's Heat summer debut a learning experience

    Napier's Heat summer debut a learning experience
      The last time Shabazz Napier played in a competitive setting, it was on April 7 in front of 79,238 at AT&T Stadium in Texas, leading the University of Connecticut to 60-54 victory over Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament championship game.    Saturday,...
  • On The Fly: A Learning Experience For Shabazz

    Shabazz Napier went in with his eyes open, saying last week in Miami that moving up each level of basketball would be "tougher and tougher." The NBA summer league, which started up Saturday, is about learning the ropes, and Napier's first game was a...
  • Heat to look at NBA free agency from a different perspective

    Heat to look at NBA free agency from a different perspective
      Western exposure has provided clarity for Miami Heat President Pat Riley when it has come to personnel moves. The hope within the organization is such will be the view again.   Riley on Thursday headed to Los Angeles, where the Heat are expected to...
  • Heat at juncture of long view, immediate concerns

    Heat at juncture of long view, immediate concerns
      For the Miami Heat, the future can wait, at least when it comes to the focus of Heat President Pat Riley and coach Erik Spoelstra.   And yet the future also is now, with the Heat to open a week of play at the Orlando Pro Summer League on Saturday...
  • Insurance secured for Napier to play summer league with Heat

    Insurance secured for Napier to play summer league with Heat
      An insurance policy has been secured that will allow first-round NBA Draft pick Shabazz Napier to compete in summer-league games with the Miami Heat.    While the Heat are in position to sign Napier, the impact of the allowable 20-percent raise...
  • UConn Expects Rakim Lubin To Fill Big Space Under Boards

    UConn Expects Rakim Lubin To Fill Big Space Under Boards
    STORRS — Watching UConn play the past couple of years, one area of need has stood out. Muscle. Freshman Rakim Lubin, who began classes this week, envisions himself muscling his way into the Huskies mix. "Physicality and a lot of rebounding, that'...
  • ASK IRA: Are Big Three providing Riley with flexibility?

    ASK IRA: Are Big Three providing Riley with flexibility?
    Q: Ira, do the Big Three each have a few different contract permutations in place, dependent upon who Pat Riley is able to land? -- Jason. A: Absolutely. And they have to, for this reason: Too much in free agency is fluid to say you need "X" amount of...
  • On The Fly

    Doesn't it seem clear now that Lebron James is pretty sure he's going to play for the Miami Heat next season? He wouldn't go to all the trouble to have the Heat deal for Shabazz Napier if he wasn't intent on playing with the kid for the next few years,...
  • Napier, Hamilton, Ennis highlight Heat summer roster

    Napier, Hamilton, Ennis highlight Heat summer roster
      The Miami Heat released their summer-league roster Tuesday, one that includes first-round NBA Draft pick Shabazz Napier, former second-round acquisitions Justin Hamilton and James Ennis, as well as former University of Miami guard Trey McKinney Jones...