Jul 24, 2014, 10:33 AM EDT
Green, drafted No. 46 in 2013, spent a year overseas
Jun 16, 2014, 9:12 AM EDT
Can the Heat guard follow Ginobili’s path back to the NBA Finals?
Jun 15, 2014, 10:59 AM EDT
Miami needs a lot of things to change to get back in this series, starting with the Spurs just missing some shots.
Jun 12, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT
How LeBron, Wade and Bosh can make it work
Jun 7, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT
Also, Gregg Popovich hates the three point shot. His word, not mine.
Jun 2, 2014, 2:58 PM EDT
Does this surprise anyone?
Jun 2, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT
Heat forward trying to help Miami win 2014 championship before considering political career
May 24, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT
“It means a lot to me, I’ve tried to be a good teammate my entire life.” —Shane Battier
May 21, 2014, 12:42 AM EDT
Miami’s star wings carry Heat to Game 2 win over Pacers
May 20, 2014, 9:51 AM EDT
The Pacers haven’t exactly been the most consistent team in the playoffs. To put it kindly.
May 16, 2014, 5:20 PM EDT
Heat in 6
May 6, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT
Nets in 7 is very tempting.
May 1, 2014, 2:45 PM EDT
Joe Posnanski on how Oden waits this year for a chance that may well never come.
Pacers have struggled since trading Danny Granger. Heat official: ‘Now you see why we didn’t trade’ Udonis Haslem.
Apr 4, 2014, 8:21 PM EDT
Chemistry is important, and the Heat use the Pacers’ dealing of Granger — and the horrific results since — as justification for keeping Udonis Haslem.
Apr 1, 2014, 3:01 AM EDT
Too often we take the Spurs and the beauty of how they play basketball for granted. We shouldn’t.
Mar 31, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT
The Sixers win! The Sixers win! That was enough to move them out of the bottom spot of the PBT Power rankings for a week… which since they are not getting relegated is about the only excitement at the bottom of the table. At the top it is San Antonio then everybody else right now.…
Mar 28, 2014, 8:01 PM EDT
Shane Battier has hinted at retirement before, but his latest comments make it sound like he’ll be done after this season.
Mar 13, 2014, 4:09 PM EDT
Coaches are micromanagers almost by nature. They want control, they want to set things up. So in crunch time, when their team needs a bucket, they almost inevitably call a timeout to set up a play. Of course, that also lets the defense make substitutions and set themselves up as well, but coaches want that…
Mar 8, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT
BOSTON – On Paul Pierce’s first defensive possession as the Brooklyn Nets’ full-time starting power forward, Serge Ibaka backed him down on the block. Pierce bodied Ibaka, keeping him out of the paint, and Ibaka threw the ball away. On the Oklahoma City Thunder’s next possession, Ibaka posted up Pierce again. Pierce hardly yielded an…
Feb 27, 2014, 12:46 PM EDT
I’m not sure how you can really regulate “smack talk” on basketball court or a football field or any other sporting venue. It’s not that lines of basic human decency are not crossed verbally all the time — they are — and when that happens there should be something for referees to fall back on…
Feb 19, 2014, 1:25 PM EDT
The D-League is where the NBA likes to try out rule changes first to see how they work. For example, this season the D-League uses quicker timeouts and is using the international goaltending rule (once the ball hits the rim it is live and can be knocked off). Now the D-League is going to try…
Jan 28, 2014, 5:09 PM EDT
That is Chris Bosh singing Tom Jones’ “It’s not unusual” while breaking out the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Carlton Dance. That is why Chris Bosh is awesome (that and he’s a better basketball player than most of you seem to give him credit for, but that’s another post for another day). It’s may favorite thing…
Jan 19, 2014, 8:00 PM EDT
Shane Battier doesn’t have a well-established nickname, though I guess “Batman” comes closest. So, when Battier learned the Miami Heat would wear nickname jerseys a few times this season, he was stuck. Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press: Miami forward Shane Battier – who wasn’t exactly thrilled about the nickname idea – said he wanted…
Jan 11, 2014, 4:58 PM EDT
“There’s a reason these teams don’t do it. Emotionally, it’s just exhausting to keep doing it year after year, particularly when you have to deal with everything Miami has to deal with on a daily basis, just the constant critiquing and scrutiny on the team, and then you factor in the injuries with Wade and…
Jan 10, 2014, 8:24 PM EDT
NEW YORK — The Miami Heat weren’t at full strength during Thursday’s loss to the Knicks, and a day later in Brooklyn the team found out before tip-off that it would be even more shorthanded against the streaking Nets. Shane Battier and Mario Chalmers both sat against the Knicks, and will do so again in Brooklyn.…
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