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Shabazz Napier

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  • Heat's Norris Cole not the same since opener

    Heat's Norris Cole not the same since opener
    There were a career-high 23 points on opening night. Norris Cole suddenly looked very much like a makes-sense starting point guard for the Miami Heat. Since then? Purely pedestrian, if that. By the second game of the season, Cole was down to 10...
  • ASK IRA: Who is the Heat's third-best player?

    ASK IRA: Who is the Heat's third-best player?
    Q: Who is the third-best player on the Heat? -- David. A: This, of course, was a major topic of discussion when the Heat had Tim Hardaway and Alonzo Mourning, with the Jamal Mashburn critics never happy. Then came the Big Three and all was  forgotten....
  • 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...
  • Winderman's view: Heat 114, 76ers 96

    Winderman's view: Heat 114, 76ers 96
    Observations from Saturday night's 114-96 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center: -- Chris Bosh as leading man is undeniable. -- The Raptors on Sunday might just recognize the rejuvenated player who again is what he used to be....
  • ASK IRA: Is lack of extension for Cole a concern?

    ASK IRA: Is lack of extension for Cole a concern?
    Q: We might have just opened the door to losing another ascending player whom we groomed by failing to extend Norris Cole, while we keep a player with no upside in Mario Chalmers. The Heat hold on too long to players that have flat-lined or are at the end...
  • Winderman's view: Heat 107, Raptors 102

    Winderman's view: Heat 107, Raptors 102
    Observations from Sunday night's 107-102 victory over the Toronto Raptors at AmericanAirlines Arena: -- A quality win against a quality opponent. -- Even if there were a few shaky moments late. -- And, again, balance in the box score. -- (Of...
  • ASK IRA: Could Heat depth be quality, and not just quantity?

    ASK IRA: Could Heat depth be quality, and not just quantity?
    Q: You can really start to see the potential of this Heat team. Justin Hamilton can only get better. Josh McRoberts needs conditioning but he will be terrific. And I like our rookies. I'm even beginning to understand the Mario Chalmers move. He's played...
  • Heat's Shabazz Napier grows more comfortable each day

    Heat rookie Shabazz Napier grew up idolizing Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul. That's what made the performance even more special. Napier scored a career-high 17 points in Thursday's loss to the Clippers at AmericanAirlines Arena. It was one of the...
  • UConn Players In The NBA

     UConn Players In The NBA
    Caron Butler (Pistons): 7.9 points, 4.5 rebounds in 26.8 minutes (13 games, no starts). Andre Drummond (Pistons): 8.7 points, 11.6 rebounds, 1.5 blocks in 28.5 minutes (13 games and starts). Rudy Gay (Kings): 21.7 points, 6.6 rebounds, 3.6 assists...
  • Winderman's view: Heat 99, Magic 92

    Winderman's view: Heat 99, Magic 92
    Observations from Saturday night's 99-92 victory over the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center: -- With his fifth rebound in the first quarter Chris Bosh reached 7,000 for his career. -- That Bosh shooting slump? Past tense, with another solid,...
  • Winderman's view: Heat 94, Hornets 93

    Winderman's view: Heat 94, Hornets 93
    Observations from Sunday night's 94-93 victory over the Charlotte Hornets at AmericanAirlines Arena: -- At the finish, survival. Nothing more. But more than enough. -- And you take it, gladly. And move on. -- Ah, the Rio-coaster. -- Because it can...