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Shabazz Napier

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  • 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...
  • Bosh's 34 not enough as Pistons pound Heat 108-91

    Bosh's 34 not enough as Pistons pound Heat 108-91
    It was this type of night for the rest of the Miami Heat: Chris Bosh scored 21 points in the third quarter and the Heat's 14-point halftime deficit increased to 18 going into the fourth. Those days of Big Three? Tuesday night, Bosh essentially stood...
  • Winderman's view: Pistons 108, Heat 91

    Winderman's view: Pistons 108, Heat 91
    Observations from Tuesday night's 108-91 loss to the Detroit Pistons at the Palace of Auburn Hills: -- Chris Bosh did his part. -- But he stood alone. -- The Heat are not built to do much without Dwyane Wade. This was Example A. -- And there was...
  • ASK IRA: Do Heat need greater continuity in Spoelstra's rotations?

    ASK IRA: Do Heat need greater continuity in Spoelstra's rotations?
    Q: Erik Spoelstra continues to switch the rotations completely. How can you call upon the guy who hasn't played in several games and not play the guy who regularly is the backup? It makes no sense, destroys continuity, and players who should be given...
  • ASK IRA: Does Napier need more seasoning in D-League?

    ASK IRA: Does Napier need more seasoning in D-League?
    Q: I believe Shabazz Napier to be the worst starter in Heat history. I also believe Pat Riley needs to stop burdening Erik Spoelstra by having him on the roster. Anyone who has spent any time watching basketball can see he cannot compete on this level. He...
  • ASK IRA: Has Heat youth movement finally arrived?

    ASK IRA: Has Heat youth movement finally arrived?
    Q: Hassan Whiteside, Tyler Johnson and James Ennis are getting extended playing time.  With the trade deadline coming up, are the Miami Heat showcasing these players or are they truly trying to develop them? -- Stuart. A: There is no showcasing here....
  • ASK IRA: Should heat be raised on Spoelstra?

    ASK IRA: Should heat be raised on Spoelstra?
    Q: Hello, Ira. Every other pro sports team at one time in the process of extremely underperforming questions and puts pressure on the coach. Not just internally, but most importantly externally by the media, fans and analysts (i.e. David Blatt with Cavs,...
  • Winderman's view: Heat 83, Celtics 75

    Winderman's view: Heat 83, Celtics 75
    Observations from Sunday's 83-75 victory over the Boston Celtics at TD Garden: -- Hassan Whiteside and Tyler Johnson: The new Big Two. -- Whiteside showed an offensive repertoire previously unseen. -- He is more than put-backs and dunks. -- And...
  • Shabazz Napier returns home for first time as a pro

    Shabazz Napier returns home for first time as a pro
    The term usually applies to Madison Square Garden in New York. For Heat guard Shabazz Napier, it's up for debate. On Sunday, he played for the first time at TD Garden when Miami faced the Boston Celtics. A Boston native, Napier said playing in the arena...
  • Ryan Boatright's Efforts Not Enough This Time

    Ryan Boatright's Efforts Not Enough This Time
    HOUSTON — The look in Ryan Boatright's eyes, the tone of resignation and exhaustion in his voice, tells the story here. He put his struggling UConn team on his back and tried to do what proved impossible: overcome a double-digit deficit in less...