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Shabazz Napier

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  • 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...
  • Plane issue leads to 14-hour Heat travel day to Portland

    Plane issue leads to 14-hour Heat travel day to Portland
    The Miami Heat's trip to Portland for Thursday's game against the Trail Blazers was scheduled for 8 1/2 hours, with refueling in Tulsa. It took 14, with an extended maintenance stop instead in Memphis. "Planes, trains and automobiles," Heat coach Erik...
  • 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,...
  • Winderman's view: Spurs 98, Heat 85

    Winderman's view: Spurs 98, Heat 85
    Observations from Friday night's 98-85 loss to the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center: -- Now we'll see how much fire remains, with the Heat out of playoff position, passed Friday by the resurgent Nets. -- Just as they were by the resurgent Hornets....
  • Shorthanded Heat fall out of playoff seed with 98-85 loss to Spurs

    Shorthanded Heat fall out of playoff seed with 98-85 loss to Spurs
    All the perspective that was needed was there in Friday night's 98-85 loss to the San Antonio Spurs at the AT&T Center. How did the Miami Heat fall out of a playoff seed for the first time this season? Because Justin Hamilton was their first player...
  • Winderman's view: Timberwolves 102, Heat 101

    Winderman's view: Timberwolves 102, Heat 101
    Observations from Wednesday night's 102-101 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Target Center: -- This can’t happen. -- Period. -- Perhaps a timeout at the end, amid the scramble? -- Perhaps not as cautious with Hassan Whiteside's...
  • Heat's Napier finds himself without a shot amid uneven rookie season

    Heat's Napier finds himself without a shot amid uneven rookie season
    The directive from coach Erik Spoelstra has not changed, even as the direction of Shabazz Napier's rookie season has fluctuated wildly. From key early-season component to D-League demotion to starting fill-in for Dwyane Wade, the 2014 first-round...