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Shabazz Napier

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  • Heat rout Knicks 111-87 in absences of Bosh, Dragic

    Heat rout Knicks 111-87 in absences of Bosh, Dragic
    This was the right opponent at the right time. There will be greater challenges for the Miami Heat in coming days -- in terms of emotion and quality of competition -- but what Erik Spoelstra's team needed Friday night at Madison Square Garden was a...
  • Winderman's view: Heat 111, Knicks 87

    Winderman's view: Heat 111, Knicks 87
    Observations from Friday night's 111-87 victory over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden: -- Dwyane Wade eased into his return, playing measured minutes, as Erik Spoelstra planned. -- The real test comes Saturday on the second night of this...
  • 5 UConn Men's Lessons Learned: Hamilton Gives Glimpse Of Future

    5 UConn Men's Lessons Learned: Hamilton Gives Glimpse Of Future
    UConn had Memphis' number last year, beating the Tigers three times. In this first meeting this season, Memphis had the answers, taking Ryan Boatright out of the game and holding off a strong UConn comeback. Problem is, the time for feel-good losses is...
  • ASK IRA: Could Heat possibly bypass spending $2.65 million disabled-player exception?

    ASK IRA: Could Heat possibly bypass spending $2.65 million disabled-player exception?
    Q: Enough about Chris Bosh already. His inconsistent play is not the main reason for 30 losses before the All-Star break. Mediocre guard play and a mediocre bench is. The addition of Hassan Whiteside and the mostly stellar backup play of Birdman is just...
  • ASK IRA: Has Napier assured himself a rotation role once Wade returns?

    ASK IRA: Has Napier assured himself a rotation role once Wade returns?
    Q: Ira, Shabazz Napier This kid is starting to impress me. He is improving and hitting some shots. -- Chet. A: Napier is starting to remind me somewhat of Anthony Carter, in that he does a lot of intangible things at point guard that can help you win,...
  • Ira Winderman: Decisions loom for Heat at trade deadline

    Ira Winderman: Decisions loom for Heat at trade deadline
    By Thursday at 3 p.m. we not only will have a better read on what Pat Riley thinks about the Miami Heat's roster, but also how the rest of the league's executives view those players. That's when the NBA will reach its trading deadline amid this extended...
  • Wade-less Heat fall 113-93 to LeBron, Cavaliers

    Wade-less Heat fall 113-93 to LeBron, Cavaliers
    The perspective with this roster is different, and on nights such as these, the reality is clear: The Miami Heat, at least at the moment, are not in the same league as the Cleveland Cavaliers. Just as there was only so much the Dwyane Wade-less Heat...
  • ASK IRA: Has Whiteside emerged as candidate for Most Improved Player?

    ASK IRA: Has Whiteside emerged as candidate for Most Improved Player?
    Q: I don't think Hassan Whiteside is eligible for Most Improved Player. But if he is, I don't see a way he doesn't win. -- Michael, Hollywood. A: I don't see any reason why he would not be eligible. I initially thought Most Improved Player would be a...
  • Aggressive bent has Shabazz Napier making strides with Heat

    Aggressive bent has Shabazz Napier making strides with Heat
    Shabazz Napier arrived in attack mode. The Miami Heat didn't want that to change. But they also needed him as a playmaker. That made Wednesday's final game before the All-Star break a step forward for the first-round pick out of UConn, with the rookie...
  • Winderman's view: Heat 109, Knicks 95

    Winderman's view: Heat 109, Knicks 95
    Observations from Monday night's 109-95 victory over the New York Knicks at AmericanAirlines Arena: -- Chris Bosh started slow. -- And then did exactly what the Heat needed him to do with Dwyane Wade again out. -- The Heat needed Bosh to be the best...
  • ASK IRA: Do Heat struggles come down to lack of creativity beyond Wade?

    ASK IRA: Do Heat struggles come down to lack of creativity beyond Wade?
    Q: It shocks me how uncompetitive we look out there against other teams when Dwyane Wade isn't out there dominating the ball, and then people sit there and complain that we play to much hero ball or iso ball when he is playing. -- Bryant, Boynton Beach,...