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Shabazz Napier

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  • Heat assign G Napier to D-League

    The Sports Xchange Heat assign G Napier to D-League The Miami Heat shipped guard Shabazz Napier to Sioux Falls of the NBA Development League on Tuesday. The former Connecticut standout has played in 25 games for the Heat this season and is averaging 5....
  • NBA roundup: Cavs' James sits out with sore knee

    The Sports Xchange NBA roundup: Cavs' James sits out with sore knee ATLANTA -- Cleveland Cavaliers forward LaBron James was scratched from the lineup against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday because of soreness in his left knee. James, who is celebrating...
  • Spoelstra stands by lineup; Napier to D-League again

    Spoelstra stands by lineup; Napier to D-League again
    Erik Spoelstra offered strong statements about his conviction to his Miami Heat rotation immediately after Tuesday's practice at AmericanAirlines Arena and then even later in the day. To a degree, guard Dwyane Wade appeared to disagree, but it didn't...
  • College basketball ahead: Will UCLA make NCAA tournament?

    College basketball ahead: Will UCLA make NCAA tournament?
    Last season's national championship game was a clash of opposite forces in the world of college men's basketball. It was the old — Connecticut, led by senior Shabazz Napier — versus young — Kentucky's surging cache of first- and second-...
  • Shabazz Napier still in plans for Heat this season

    Shabazz Napier still in plans for Heat this season
    Heat coach Erik Spoelstra insisted the team has yet to lose confidence in rookie guard Shabazz Napier. Napier was sent to the team's NBDL-affiliate in Sioux Falls Tuesday. It marks his second stint there this month. Before Wednesday's game against the...
  • ASK IRA: Does Spoelstra have to reformulate because of revised rotation?

    ASK IRA: Does Spoelstra have to reformulate because of revised rotation?
    Q: I get the feeling that Erik Spoelstra is holding onto the past and not playing to his team. Shabazz Napier played the point with more confidence and with an edge. Chris Bosh needs to get the ball more in the post, not outside for jumpers. The vaunted,...
  • Ira Winderman: Heat grooming point guards in D-League

    Ira Winderman: Heat grooming point guards in D-League
    Considering hyperbole has left the building when it comes to this season's Miami Heat, we're not going to go quite this far. Others, however, might: The Heat's two best prospects at point guard currently are playing for their NBA Development League...
  • ASK IRA: Is Heat's next move to start Whiteside?

    ASK IRA:  Is Heat's next move to start Whiteside?
    Q: Do you think Hassan Whiteside has the potential to start? He plays well with Chris Bosh. Or is it too much too soon? -- Bryan, Davie. A: "Potential"? Sure. But when you consider where Whiteside stood at the start of the season, awaiting a potential...
  • ASK IRA: Is it time to thin out Heat's roster?

    ASK IRA: Is it time to thin out Heat's roster?
    Q: Andre Dawkins, Justin Hamilton and Shabazz Napier all are just taking roster spots. Add Mario Chalmers, Norris Cole and Josh McRoberts because they are not making an impact this season. If no other team wants them, why should the Heat keep them? Better...
  • Shabazz Napier to rejoin Heat in Portland

    Heat guard Shabazz Napier will end his short stint in the NBDL when he rejoins the team Wednesday in Portland. Napier was recalled after spending three games with the Sioux Falls Skyforce. He averaged 18.6 points and four assists. Heat coach Erik...
  • ASK IRA: Do Heat have to revisit lack of depth at shooting guard?

    ASK IRA: Do Heat have to revisit lack of depth at shooting guard?
    Q: I agree with that the Heat do not have a reliable backup for Dwyane Wade. I would trade Mario Chalmers and Justin Hamilton, if that's even an option. We can use Haslem off the bench to back up Hassan Whiteside and Birdman. I have more confidence in...