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ASK IRA: Are Heat sending mixed signals to Whiteside?

ASK IRA: Are Heat sending mixed signals to Whiteside?

 


February 8, 2016

Q: You had DeAndre Jordan out there and you let Hassan Whiteside sit? Why would Erik Spoelstra do that? Who else can you play against Jordan? I am dumbfounded. -- Masoud, Tucson, Ariza.

A: Erik explained after the game that he believed the Heat were developing an offensive rhythm when Hassan was out and wanted to maintain that. I give him credit for standing by a conviction. But I'm not sure it wasn't misguided. It's one thing when Spoelstra sits Luol Deng late; he will be a free agent in the offseason, and almost certainly will be moving on, based on the Heat's salary-cap situation. It's also one thing when...

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