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Monday | BleacherReport

Mario Chalmers, After Tough Playoffs, Promises a Major Comeback for Heat

It had been nearly a month since his downward spiral had finally stopped, only because the NBA season had cruelly ended. Even after enduring enough recrimination and ridicule to last any athlete a dozen lifetimes, Mario Chalmers still couldn't stop blaming himself.

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Related Topix: Sports, Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, Mario Chalmers, NBA Players, Charlotte Bobcats, Shabazz Napier, Josh McRoberts, Dwyane Wade

Monday | South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Ask Ira: Are concerns about Mario Chalmers overstated?

Q: Please Ira, please explain to me why Mario Chalmers continues to start for this team? What am I not seeing? He would be a backup on most teams and we need someone that can create, penetrate and finish more than ever at the point-guard spot. -- Patrick, Miami.

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Related Topix: Sports, Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, Mario Chalmers, NBA Players, Dwyane Wade, Chris Andersen, Udonis Haslem

Thu Sep 11, 2014

BleacherReport

3 Players Who Miami Heat Need to Step Up Next Season

With LeBron James now a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers , the Miami Heat will no longer possess the significant talent advantage over opponents that they enjoyed the previous four seasons. So, to a greater degree than in past years, Miami needs strong contributions from its role players in 2014-15.

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Related Topix: Sports, Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, Shabazz Napier, Shane Battier, NBA Players, Rashard Lewis

Wed Sep 10, 2014

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Ask Ira: How will Heat handle situation at point guard?

Q: Ira, I was wondering why you list Norris Cole as your trading chip instead of Mario Chalmers ? Is it because Norris has more worth on the trade market, or do you think Chalmers is a better fit for the Heat long term? -- Juan, Denver. A: Cole is the only proven quantity on this roster who can be dealt before Dec. 15 .

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Related Topix: Sports, Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, Ray Allen, Luol Deng, Chris Andersen, Cleveland Cavaliers, Shane Battier, NBA Players

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Pounding the Rock

The best game I ever attended as a fan: The Manu Game

Today, across SBNation's basketball blogs , everyone is writing about the best game they've ever experienced in person. Those of you who know that I was in the building when the Spurs won their fifth NBA championship might expect me to write about that game again .

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Related Topix: Sports, San Antonio Spurs, NBA Basketball, Danny Green, NBA Players, Manu Ginobili, Miami Heat, Ray Allen

Cavs

The +/- Fun Zone

Back in April, Cavs: The Blog writer Tom Pestak took a ton of time to try and figure out which Cavs two man units were the most effective using plus-minus data for individual players and plus-minus data for two man units. To make some sense of that data, a little math was required.

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Related Topix: Sports, Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, Chris Bosh, NBA Players, Ray Allen, Dwyane Wade, Mario Chalmers

Fri Sep 05, 2014

All U Can Heat

Predicting Miami Heat's Final 15-Man Roster

As the NBA offseason is progressing rather quickly, teams are signing their last batch of players heading into training camp. Just recently, the Heat signed veteran guard, Shannon Brown; as well as rookies, Khem Birch, Tyler Johnson and Andre Dawkins to their training camp roster.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Miami Heat, NBA Players, Shabazz Napier

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Ask Ira: Will Erik Spoelstra dare consider youth?

Q: This season promises to be an exciting one for the Heat with returning players taking on a different set of responsibilities and the new additions looking to get minutes. As you pointed out, the chemistry of this year's team is unknown.

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Related Topix: Sports, Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, Udonis Haslem, NBA Players, Charlotte Bobcats, Justin Hamilton, Josh McRoberts, Michael Beasley

Wed Sep 03, 2014

BleacherReport

5 Things Miami Heat Must Figure out Before Start of 2014-15 Season

Even though they lost LeBron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers this summer, the Miami Heat will enter the 2014-15 NBA season with fairly high expectations.

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Related Topix: Sports, Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, Los Angeles Clippers, Dwyane Wade, Danny Granger, Mario Chalmers, NBA Players, Cleveland Cavaliers

Tue Sep 02, 2014

BleacherReport

Ranking the Miami Heat's Offseason Acquisitions

But though losing LeBron James was a big blow, it's hard not to be impressed with how well Miami recovered.

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Related Topix: Sports, Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, Chris Bosh, NBA Players, Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng, Cleveland Cavaliers

All U Can Heat

Should the Miami Heat Pursue Rajon Rondo?

Mar 19, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo dribbles the ball past Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade during the third quarter at TD Garden.

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Related Topix: Sports, Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, Dwyane Wade, NBA Players, Ray Allen, Justin Hamilton, Shabazz Napier

Mon Sep 01, 2014

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Ask Ira: Are trade rules hamstringing Heat?

Q: What if Pat Riley had worked behind the scenes to orchestrate a trade involving something like Deng, Josh McRoberts and Chalmers for Kevin Love ? -- Jason, Miami Lakes.

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Related Topix: Sports, Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Rafer Alston, Charlotte Bobcats, Justin Hamilton, Josh McRoberts, Dwyane Wade

Fri Aug 29, 2014

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Ask Ira: Is Heat depth still lacking?

Q: All of your arguments with signings like Shannon Brown are followed by "if" Dwyane Wade is healthy or "if" Danny Granger is back.

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Related Topix: Sports, Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, Charlotte Bobcats, Shabazz Napier, Josh McRoberts, Dwyane Wade, NBA Players, Rashard Lewis

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Swarm and Sting

Who are the Top 5 teams in the Eastern Conference?

Apr 20, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Charlotte Bobcats guard Kemba Walker dribbles against Miami Heat guard Norris Cole during the second half in game one during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Arena.

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Related Topix: Sports, Charlotte Bobcats, NBA Basketball, Miami Heat, Luol Deng, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA Players

BleacherReport

Breaking Down Miami Heat's Point Guard Position for 2014-15 Season

The four-time MVP has established himself as the planet's very best thanks in large part to his extraordinary ability.

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Related Topix: Sports, Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, Ray Allen, Dwyane Wade, Mario Chalmers, NBA Players

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Miami Heat sign veteran guard Shannon Brown

The Heat will be the fourth team for the 6-foot-4 guard in the past three seasons, having played over that span for the Phoenix Suns , San Antonio Spurs and Knicks.

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Related Topix: Sports, Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, Ray Allen, Dwyane Wade, Shane Battier, NBA Players, James Jones

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Ask Ira: Should Heat consider Hasheem Thabeet?

Q: Ira, all week you've been talking about the Heat lacking a rim protector and that's why the defense needs to be better.

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Related Topix: Sports, Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, Charlotte Bobcats, Josh McRoberts, Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng, Chris Andersen, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA Players

Tue Aug 26, 2014

BleacherReport

What to Expect from Every Miami Heat Player in 2014-15

Although the Miami Heat lost four-time MVP LeBron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers this summer, the 2014-15 Heat are poised to remain one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference.

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Related Topix: Sports, Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, Dwyane Wade, NBA Players, Luol Deng, Mario Chalmers, Chris Bosh, Cleveland Cavaliers

Sun Aug 24, 2014

CBS Sports

Okafor, Barbosa among vets Heat considering?

The Miami Herald reports that the Heat are aggressively looking for another two-guard or a center to add to their rotation, and free agent Leandro Barbosa and Emeka Okafor are among the players they're interested in: The Heat is serious about adding another shooting guard and a big man if it can find two good ones willing to take the veteran's ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, Mario Chalmers, Udonis Haslem, Chris Bosh, NBA Players

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Ask Ira: Is this season the right time for Heat to play prospects?

Q: Does it concern you how sometimes Erik Spoelstra doesn't play his entire hand? I would really like to see some of the younger guys play , but sometimes Spo's minute distribution is a little tight.

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Related Topix: Sports, Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, Chris Andersen, NBA Players, Charlotte Bobcats, Justin Hamilton, Josh McRoberts, Dwyane Wade

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