Category: Commentary

Another Opportunity Wasted 0

Another Opportunity Wasted

Somebody please explain to me why the Miami Heat and coach Erik Spoelstra chose to win its season finale against the New Jersey Nets. Perhaps I am simply not as smart as I thought I was. In my crazy mind, the Bucks...

Dorell Wright delivers career-best performance 1

Dorell Wright delivers career-best performance

By keeping the still very young and greatly improved small forward at the trade deadline, the Heat showed a surprising commitment to 2004 first round draft pick Dorell Wright. On Tuesday night, Wright repaid that loyalty with a career-best performance. He scored a...

How Teams on the Brink Fared at the Trade Deadline 0

How Teams on the Brink Fared at the Trade Deadline

Earlier this month, I reviewed the teams that were attempting to position themselves to be able to make one or more maximum free agent offers. The trade deadline has now passed. Dwayne Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh remain the prized free...

Dwyane Wade Named All-Star Game MVP 0

Dwyane Wade Named All-Star Game MVP

The All-Star Game was apparently no different from any other game for Dwyane Wade, even if it was played before a record crowd. Just as he did when he led the Miami Heat to their only N.B.A. championship in nearby Dallas in...

Two Low-Key Trades for the Miami Heat to Pursue at the Trade Deadline 0

Two Low-Key Trades for the Miami Heat to Pursue at the Trade Deadline

While the Miami Heat, and a majority of N.B.A. teams, are focused on headline names being tossed around as possible trade deadline blockbuster candidates, the Heat has more pressing matters to concern itself with as well. With the Heat attempting to move...

Why Pursue Stoudemire? 0

Why Pursue Stoudemire?

There are numerous reasons why it would make a great deal of strategic sense for the Heat to make a strong play for Amare Stoudemire in advance of the February 18 trade deadline. Here’s another: It eliminates the potential for the Cavaliers...

Amare Stoudemire: Let the Games Begin 0

Amare Stoudemire: Let the Games Begin

After the latest round of discussions with Amar’e Stoudemire didn’t appear destined to produce a contract extension, the Phoenix Suns have reportedly intensified their efforts to trade the All-Star power forward. Sources say the Suns have become more active in talks over...

2010 Free Agency: Teams on the Brink 0

2010 Free Agency: Teams on the Brink

The 2010 free agent class is poised to be among the best in N.B.A. history. Nearly one-third of all the teams are attempting to position themselves to maximize cap space in order to make a run at one or more of them. LeBron James,...

Is Dorell Wright On The Move? 0

Is Dorell Wright On The Move?

As the NBA trade deadline fast approaches, questions are naturally beginning to surface in South Florida as to what activity we are likely to see from the Miami Heat. The answer, quite simply, is nothing too exciting. Pat Riley has a plan...

Review of Miami Heat’s Future Draft Picks 0

Review of Miami Heat’s Future Draft Picks

If the Miami Heat’s free agent dreams are to come true, they’re going to need their draft picks. It could be that Heat president Pat Riley will need some of them to complete a trade or two or three or four. It...