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ASK IRA: Is 3 not a prime number when it comes to Heat centers?

ASK IRA: Is 3 not a prime number when it comes to Heat centers?

 


December 12, 2018

Q: Ira, you've mentioned the dilemma Erik Spoelstra has coaching three centers on the roster, but don't you remember when Pat Riley coached three centers in Shaquille O'Neal, Alonzo Mourning and Michael Doleac back in 2006? If Pat Riley could narrow it down to Shaq and Zo, why can’t Erik narrow it down? -- Darryl, Fitzgerald, Ga.

A: I believe he can. And I believe if he could get to his preference, it would be to play Bam Adebayo and Kelly Olynyk. But this also is a business, and he has another center in Hassan Whiteside earning nearly the maximum who was signed as a starting center. This is not like asking...

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