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Shabazz Napier

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  • Ira Winderman: Decisions loom for Heat at trade deadline

    Ira Winderman: Decisions loom for Heat at trade deadline
    By Thursday at 3 p.m. we not only will have a better read on what Pat Riley thinks about the Miami Heat's roster, but also how the rest of the league's executives view those players. That's when the NBA will reach its trading deadline amid this extended...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...