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Shabazz Napier

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  • Collective effort is key for Heat's point guards

    The position might as well have been called the "LePoint." That was the perception —or maybe reality — many had when discussing the Miami Heat point guard situation the previous four seasons. The thought was LeBron James offset any...
  • Buzz is back: Heat defeat Wizards 107-95 in season opener

    Buzz is back: Heat defeat Wizards 107-95 in season opener
    No championship banner, no ring ceremony, but the buzz was back. Some of it was familiar, like Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade making shots when needed. Some of it was new, like Norris Cole starting and scoring at point guard. Some of it was refreshing,...
  • ASK IRA: If Cole starts, shouldn't he merit an extension?

    ASK IRA: If Cole starts, shouldn't he merit an extension?
    Q: If Norris Cole is good enough to start, shouldn't he be good enough to get an extension? -- Cliff. A: We'll know that answer before the weekend, with Friday the deadline for extensions for players from Cole's rookie class. But this also could be a...
  • NBA: Miami recibe esta noche a los Wizards en el arranque de la temporada 2014-15/FOTOS

    NBA: Miami recibe esta noche a los Wizards en el arranque de la temporada 2014-15/FOTOS
    Un Heat de Miami diferente, sin LeBron James ni campeonato que defender, pero con la misma mentalidad luchadora de siempre, recibe esta noche a los Wizards de Washington en el arranque de la temporada regular 2014-2015 para el quinteto dirigido por Erik...
  • Spoelstra sees positives in Heat's youth movement

    Spoelstra sees positives in Heat's youth movement
    Getting back to the level of recent seasons won't be easy for the Miami Heat, but the fact that it might involve kid stuff is heartening to coach Erik Spoelstra. With the roster down to the 15-player regular-season maximum, Spoelstra said he is...
  • ASK IRA: Do Heat yet have a true read on their rotation?

    ASK IRA: Do Heat yet have a true read on their rotation?
    Q: Ira, set the Heat's rotation for us. -- Steve, Plantation. A: First, I've long held that there never truly is a "rotation" in the NBA because injuries and foul trouble automatically juggle any preset alignment. Plus, it doesn't matter what I set, it'...
  • Heat waive Khem Birch, keep Andre Dawkins, Shannon Brown, Justin Hamilton

    Heat waive Khem Birch, keep Andre Dawkins, Shannon Brown, Justin Hamilton
    The Miami Heat's reshuffled 2014-15 roster will feature three rookies, five free agents added in the offseason, and seven members of the roster that fell in last season's NBA Finals to the San Antonio Spurs. The roster picture, which does not have to be...
  • Shabazz Napier Forcing Miami Heat To Stand Up And Notice

    When the Miami Heat acquired UConn point guard Shabazz NapierĀ from the Charlotte Hornets in the June NBA draft, there was little doubt the former Husky would be on the roster on opening night. A big question: how much he would play? After a slow start...
  • ASK IRA: Is there a need for Hamilton on the Heat roster?

    ASK IRA: Is there a need for Hamilton on the Heat roster?
    Q: Why keep Justin Hamilton? He may be able to shoot, but I just see it as paying a big man to sit. I think the Heat are OK at the power positions and need more athletic players. Come to your senses. -- Wuloo. A: First the moment, Hamilton offers more...
  • ASK IRA: Could Norris Cole be squeezed by point glut?

    ASK IRA: Could Norris Cole be squeezed by point glut?
    Q: Both Norris Cole and Shabazz Napier have to play, almost for the same reason: Pat Riley has to see what he has. So where does Mario Chalmers fit in? -- Al, Coral Gables. A: It's sort of shocking how the outlook has changed regarding a player who...
  • Napier shines again as Heat Lite edge Spurs 111-108 in OT

    Napier shines again as Heat Lite edge Spurs 111-108 in OT
    Game 6 of the 2014 NBA Finals this wasn't. Just another NBA preseason outing, albeit an extended one, with the Miami Heat escaping the AT&T Center on Saturday night with a 111-108 overtime victory over the San Antonio Spurs. Rookie guard Shabazz...