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Which NBA teams hurt by flopping rule?

Heat is on the Heat

K.C. Johnson

Chicago Tribune

The Miami Heat better figure out a way to defend without flopping.

OK, so that's not entirely fair to a defensive team schooled in the principles of Pat Riley. Erik Spoelstra is a terrific defensive coach and certainly can instruct his players to adjust to the league's new anti-flopping policy.

But Dwyane Wade better read the fine print closely. So should Shane Battier, who is too good a defender to resort to such tactics. LeBron James is too busy disrupting passing lanes and angling for chase-down blocked shots to spend much time flopping.

The Heat certainly will have to change...