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ASK IRA: Should Kevin Porter Jr. be Heat’s prime draft consideration?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ira Winderman) — Q: I really think Kevin Porter Jr. is the right pick and I believe he's going to be a very special player for a long time. -- Green. A: And it was the name that hit home for me early in the...
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Prospects linked to Heat offer draft thoughts: Langford ready for summer; Herro sees himself in No. 13 range

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ira Winderman) — Several players considered options for the Miami Heat with the No. 13 selection in Thursday's NBA draft at Brooklyn's Barclays Center offered their thoughts Wednesday at a New York media...
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Miami Heat team needs heading into NBA draft

South Florida Sun-Sentinel Here's a position-by-position look at the Miami Heat's team needs heading into Thursday's NBA draft
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Unpredictability again enters into Heat’s NBA draft equation

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ira Winderman) — The twists of the NBA draft have been as unpredictable with the Miami Heat as the possibilities presented to Pat Riley and his staff. No, they did not expect Caron Butler to be there at No....
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ASK IRA: Does Chris Paul’s contract preclude any potential Heat curiosity?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ira Winderman) — Q: Ira, you're not going to start this Chris Paul thing again, are you? Move on. -- Steve. A: That has been a tough sell from the outset, if the Rockets, indeed, are in sell mode with Chris...
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Ira Winderman’s NBA mock draft: Who will Heat pick at No. 13?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel South Florida Sun Sentinel Miami Heat writer Ira Winderman assesses the first round of Thursday’s NBA draft at Brooklyn Barclays Center, with shifts in selection positions expected to be made...
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Heat’s draft option Kevin Porter Jr. not among 20 in green room

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ira Winderman) — If Southern Cal freshman guard Kevin Porter Jr. is to emerge as the Miami Heat's first-round choice in Thursday's NBA draft, he will not be emerging from the green room at Brooklyn's Barclays...
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Miami Heat given worst odds to win 2020 NBA championship

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Keven Lerner) — After a disappointing 2018-19 season and an offseason of uncertainty, Vegas oddsmakers consider the Miami Heat a real long shot to win next year’s NBA championship. Less than a week after...
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NBA draft preview: Is post-Whiteside era at center the Heat’s next frontier?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ira Winderman) — (Last in a five-part positional series in advance of Thursday's NBA draft) There was a time when Hassan Whiteside was the future at center for the Miami Heat. That was the stroke of midnight...
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ASK IRA: Is second chance of Waiters the Heat’s best option?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ira Winderman) — Q: I have a Dion Waiters question: I can understand why Pat Riley and Erik Spoelstra may want to move him because of his conditioning last season. But if he’s working hard on getting into...
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NBA draft preview: Is four-play still an issue for Heat?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ira Winderman) — (Fourth in a five-part positional series in advance of Thursday's NBA draft) If the Miami Heat's selection at Thursday's NBA draft turns out to be a power forward, it will be nothing more...
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ASK IRA: Should the Heat bid for the Pelicans’ No. 4 pick?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ira Winderman) — Q: Ira, you tweeted that the Heat shouldn't give up Justise Winslow, Josh Richardson or Bam Adebayo for the No. 4 pick that the Pelicans are shopping. That's like saying you wouldn't trade the...
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NBA draft preview: Time for Heat to upsize at small forward?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ira Winderman) — (Third in a five-part positional series in advance of Thursday's NBA draft) The question to a long-time NBA scout was simple and to the point, "Is there such a thing anymore as a 6-foot-6...
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ASK IRA: Should the Heat roll in the draft with Bol Bol?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ira Winderman) — Q: I'm starting to convince myself that Bol Bol is the best option for the Heat, assuming the pick stays at No. 13, despite a crowded power rotation. I actually think that the Heat's depth...
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ESPN links Heat’s Dion Waiters as trade option for Warriors’ voids

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ira Winderman) — With the final game of the NBA season in the books, speculation season has headed into overdrive, careening to the point where Dion Waiters-to-the-Warriors has merited ESPN speculation. In ...
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ASK IRA: How would a Goran Dragic make sense for the Heat?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ira Winderman) — Q: This is fine. Goran Dragic, if he stays healthy, is still the Heat's best player on offense. If the team is tanking at the midway point of season, I'm sure they can trade him for a draft...
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NBA draft preview: Heat suddenly shallow at shooting guard

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ira Winderman) — (Second in a five-part positional series in advance of the June 20 NBA draft) The glut is gone. And the need is back. While augmenting at shooting guard had been considered a luxury for...
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ASK IRA: It is now open trade season for the Heat with Dragic?

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ira Winderman) — Q: I am confused, why would Goran Dragic opt in now and not wait until after the draft? He has now opened himself to a higher percentage of getting traded now. I'm concerned; he is my favorite...
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Goran Dragic opts into $19.2 million final season on Heat contract

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ira Winderman) — Goran Dragic is back in play for the Miami Heat, with the Sun Sentinel confirming Thursday through an NBA source that the veteran point guard has picked up the $19.2 million 2019-20 option on...
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Kelly Olynyk: Juwan Howard taking Michigan job a ‘massive loss’ for Heat

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ira Winderman) — The Miami Heat have yet to make a move on the personnel market this offseason, but big man Kelly Olynyk already feels the team has suffered "a massive loss." That was the 7-footer's...
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