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Shabazz Napier

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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:...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Managing Luol Deng's minutes a priority for Heat

    Heat forward Luol Deng has no problem with being on the court most of the game. If it were up to him, he would play all 48 minutes. Coach Erik Spoelstra, however, has other plans. With center Chris Bosh expected back in the lineup for Monday's game...
  • ASK IRA: Is Spoelstra too optimistic about Heat's chances?

    ASK IRA: Is Spoelstra too optimistic about Heat's chances?
    Q: How can Erik Spoelstra say the Heat are getting "closer"? They just lost to the Jazz and 76ers, and now a tired Memphis team without Zach Randolph. -- Art. A: Um, because they might be. The first two months of the Heat's season have been a jumble...
  • 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...