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Shabazz Napier

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  • Heat at juncture of long view, immediate concerns

    Heat at juncture of long view, immediate concerns
      For the Miami Heat, the future can wait, at least when it comes to the focus of Heat President Pat Riley and coach Erik Spoelstra.   And yet the future also is now, with the Heat to open a week of play at the Orlando Pro Summer League on Saturday...
  • Insurance secured for Napier to play summer league with Heat

    Insurance secured for Napier to play summer league with Heat
      An insurance policy has been secured that will allow first-round NBA Draft pick Shabazz Napier to compete in summer-league games with the Miami Heat.    While the Heat are in position to sign Napier, the impact of the allowable 20-percent raise...
  • UConn Expects Rakim Lubin To Fill Big Space Under Boards

    UConn Expects Rakim Lubin To Fill Big Space Under Boards
    STORRS — Watching UConn play the past couple of years, one area of need has stood out. Muscle. Freshman Rakim Lubin, who began classes this week, envisions himself muscling his way into the Huskies mix. "Physicality and a lot of rebounding, that'...
  • Shabazz Napier ready to live up to LeBron's endorsement

    Shabazz Napier ready to live up to LeBron's endorsement
    The newest addition to the Miami Heat is still overwhelmed by the endorsement. Guard Shabazz Napier made plenty of memories while starring at Connecticut before being selected in the first round of Thursday's NBA Draft. Two national titles. First-team...
  • ASK IRA: Are Big Three providing Riley with flexibility?

    ASK IRA: Are Big Three providing Riley with flexibility?
    Q: Ira, do the Big Three each have a few different contract permutations in place, dependent upon who Pat Riley is able to land? -- Jason. A: Absolutely. And they have to, for this reason: Too much in free agency is fluid to say you need "X" amount of...
  • Napier, Hamilton, Ennis highlight Heat summer roster

    Napier, Hamilton, Ennis highlight Heat summer roster
      The Miami Heat released their summer-league roster Tuesday, one that includes first-round NBA Draft pick Shabazz Napier, former second-round acquisitions Justin Hamilton and James Ennis, as well as former University of Miami guard Trey McKinney Jones...
  • ASK IRA: Could Jameer Nelson provide cheap labor for Heat?

    ASK IRA: Could Jameer Nelson provide cheap labor for Heat?
    Q: I understand that the Magic waived Jameer Nelson.  Does he have anything left in the tank? -- Joel. A: Enough for the Heat to take a look, possibly when they're in Orlando this week for their summer camp and summer league. While Nelson's play has...
  • Jalen Adams, 6-2 Guard, Following Shabazz's Path To UConn

    STORRS – What Shabazz Napier started at UConn, Jalen Adams will continue. Adams, one of the top guard prospects in the Class of 2015, made an oral commitment to attend UConn on Monday morning. "I was sold on the program," Adams said by phone...
  • Shabazz Napier a perfect fit in Heat's 'hybrid' system

    Shabazz Napier didn't pattern his basketball game after any one player in particular. Instead, he took a little from various players, including Chris Paul, Steve Nash and Tony Parker. The variations should help Napier ease into his role as a Miami Heat...
  • ASK IRA: Do all signs now point to LeBron return?

    ASK IRA: Do all signs now point to LeBron return?
    Q: Ira, I understand Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem being comfortable enough to commit themselves to the Heat. But that's not the impression I had of LeBron James at the end of the season. Why is everyone so sure he's staying? -- Tony. A:...
  • Shabazz Napier's NBA Draft Stock Improves At Right Time

    Shabazz Napier's NBA Draft Stock Improves At Right Time
    Shabazz Napier was playing in his 140th and 141st games for UConn, and there had been NBA scouts at nearly all of them. But there was still more to learn, and fresh eyes were now beginning to notice. One NBA executive was at Madison Square Garden for the...
  • ASK IRA: Is Cole at risk of being moved by Heat?

    ASK IRA: Is Cole at risk of being moved by Heat?
    Q: Ira, I see the Kyle Lowry to the Heat as a done deal was B.S. But the Norris Cole stuff seems to have legs. Does he go if they get another point guard? -- Karl. A: If the Heat do make a move for Lowry, which certainly will be a consideration when...