Tagged Miami Heat

BbA: Are Little Point Guards Endangered Today?; Meet Dan O’Brien

In this fifth episode of the Basketball by Association podcast, Arky Shea and Joel C. Cordes are joined by TBW’s Dan O’Brien to discuss their favorite “short” point guards from the past and present. Framed around Dan’s entertaining article “The NBA I Grew Up Watching: The Undersized Underdogs”, the guys reminisce about luminaries like Kevin…

The NBA I Grew Up Watching: 1996-97 Miami Heat

The world is going through uncertain times, and with the NBA on a hiatus (optimistic projections now say until mid-June), there’s never been a better time to reminisce about the good old days as we await a return. Growing up in India, basketball was nowhere on the map. There were far more popular sports like…

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5 NBA Questions: Can Miami Heat Cool the Playoffs with Frigid Defense?

The past couple of weeks have seen some contenders unravel themselves (looking at you, Houston Rockets, losers of 3 straight) while others have seemingly bolstered themselves with key late-season pickups. The Los Angeles Lakers—with their additions of Markieff Morris and Dion Waiters—and L.A. Clippers (via Marcus Morris, Reggie Jackson and Joakim Noah) all certainly qualify. …

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NBA’s Top 25-and-Under Floor-Stretchers

One of the most amazing things about today’s NBA is how many talented shooters there are. We’ve never seen so many prolific long-range threats in the league at one time. Most young gunslingers coming into the NBA have been practicing the three-ball their entire lives, and it shows. And those who haven’t been working on…

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NBA’s Top 25-and-Under Defensive Weapons

While the NBA is littered with young offensive standouts, high-level defenders aren’t quite as abundant. It’s exceptionally difficult to shine defensively in today’s league. Scorers and playmakers are more skilled than ever while officiating lends itself toward a high-scoring brand of hoops. Nonetheless, I’m assessing the top young defensive weapons in the second part of…

Miami Heat’s Kendrick Nunn is Here to Stay

The torrid start to Kendrick Nunn’s NBA career continues opening eyes. Despite their offcourt reasons for initial hesitation, front offices are likely now kicking themselves for not taking a chance on the undrafted Miami Heat shooting guard who’s showed out against the league’s top young talent. What he’s done all year, he also did during…

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NBA PODCAST: How Trade Deadline Acquisitions are Faring on New Teams

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) give their early impressions of how the post-trade deadline NBA is shaping up. Will the Houston Rockets’ small-ball experiment work? Should the Philadelphia 76ers keep bringing Al Horford off the bench? Does Marcus Morris make the Los Angeles Clippers title favorites?…