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Shabazz Napier

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  • College basketball ahead: Will UCLA make NCAA tournament?

    College basketball ahead: Will UCLA make NCAA tournament?
    Last season's national championship game was a clash of opposite forces in the world of college men's basketball. It was the old — Connecticut, led by senior Shabazz Napier — versus young — Kentucky's surging cache of first- and second-...
  • Spoelstra stands by lineup; Napier to D-League again

    Spoelstra stands by lineup; Napier to D-League again
    Erik Spoelstra offered strong statements about his conviction to his Miami Heat rotation immediately after Tuesday's practice at AmericanAirlines Arena and then even later in the day. To a degree, guard Dwyane Wade appeared to disagree, but it didn't...
  • 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...
  • Winderman's view: Nuggets 102, Heat 82

    Winderman's view: Nuggets 102, Heat 82
    Observations from Wednesday night's 102-82 loss to the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center: -- Consistency remains an abstract for the Heat. -- In their overall record. -- In their lineup combinations. -- This time it was Justin Hamilton's first...
  • Hamilton, Whiteside give Heat glimpse of big upside

    Hamilton, Whiteside give Heat glimpse of big upside
    Based on the composition of the Miami Heat roster, the youth movement is undeniable. The question now is whether coach Erik Spoelstra has moved on to other youth. After leaning heavily on first-round pick Shabazz Napier and rookie forward James...