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ASK IRA: How much value should Heat place on inside dominance?

ASK IRA: How much value should Heat place on inside dominance?

 


May 28, 2017

Q: Would the Heat draft a defense-oriented big man if that's how the best player available profiles? It seems like there are some mock drafts with the Heat doing just that, despite having Hassan Whiteside in the middle. I can't necessarily see two big men clogging the paint, especially with Erik Spoelstra's inclination for small ball lineups. -- Matt, Boynton Beach.

A: As much as Heat personnel man Chet Kammerer stressed the best-player-available philosophy by the organization, I'm not buying when it comes to a defensive-mind center, particularly when Willie Reed can likely be retained at a nominal cost. In...

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