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Hot Hot Hoops Oct 13, 2017
Heat starters and reserves humbled by the 76ers in a 119-95 preseason loss

Heat starters and reserves humbled by the 76ers in a 119-95 preseason loss

The Heat have many questions to answer as they enter the regular season with another dreadful performance on defense. Well the preseason ends without a feel-good finish, as the Miami Heat were trounced by the new-look Philadelphia 76ers, 119-95 in Kansas City, Missouri. Goran Dragic, Rodney McGruder, Josh Richardson, Okaro White were out, leaving Dion Waiters, DeAndre Liggins, Wayne Ellington, Kelly Olynyk, and Hassan Whiteside as the starters facing J.J. Redick, Robert Covington, Jerryd Bayless, Ben Simmons, and Joel Embiid. The 76ers quickly proved they are not the same sad lottery team...
Hot Hot Hoops Oct 13, 2017
Would Ellington and Winslow work in the starting lineup with McGruder out?

Would Ellington and Winslow work in the starting lineup with McGruder out?

Replacing McGruder in starting five upsets the delicate ball handling balance for that group. Once again Erik Spoelstra has to take his place at the card table as the dealer in reshuffling the Miami Heat cards for his players. What hand will he deal out after the Rodney McGruder injury? Goran Dragic, Dion Waiters, and Hassan Whiteside demand the ball in their hands during the game. The wings need to be spacers and cutters working off those high-usage players. Wayne Ellington and Justise Winslow fit the bill to complement the aforementioned three. Ellington excels at working off the ball to...
Hot Hot Hoops Oct 12, 2017
Heat reserves grind out thrilling 117-115 preseason win vs Wizards

Heat reserves grind out thrilling 117-115 preseason win vs Wizards

Miami’s bench impresses in entertaining preseason home victory. Obviously, the final score of preseason games doesn’t matter in preparation for the games that do count but tell that to the Miami Heat and their fans after a fun 117-115 win over the Washington Wizards in their final home game of the preseason. Goran Dragic, Hassan Whiteside and Dion Waiters all sat out to rest with Okaro White, Josh Richardson and Wayne Ellington joining Kelly Olynyk and Rodney McGruder in the starting lineup. White showed flashes of promise but was lost to injury after 13 minutes of play with a strained...
Hot Hot Hoops Oct 11, 2017
Heat Links: Heat not concerned with Wayne Ellington’s current play

Heat Links: Heat not concerned with Wayne Ellington’s current play

Today’s Heat Links look at Wayne Ellington’s current play, Rodney McGruder’s journey and more. Heat Links: Hassan is a favorite to lead the league in rebounding, and win DPOY [Palm Beach Post] Aaron Torres writes about Rodney McGruder’s journey from afterthought to Heat favorite. [Washington Post] Andre Fernandez explains why Miami isn’t concerned with Ellington’s play through the preseason. [Miami Herald] Around the league: Wiggins signs contract extension with Wolves [PBT] JR Smith isn’t happy about losing his starting to spot to Wade [PBT] Carmelo loses Jordan...
Hot Hot Hoops Oct 1, 2017
Heat defeat Hawks in preseason opener

Heat defeat Hawks in preseason opener

Bam Adebayo played just five minutes in his NBA debut. The Miami Heat started their 2017 preseason as they ended the 2016-17 season: winning. If Sunday’s preseason opener against the Atlanta Hawks are an indication, it was a smart move to largely bring back the team that went 30-11 to end last season. The Heat defeated the Hawks 96-90, using some decisive defense in the third quarter thanks to Josh Richardson and a 12-0 run early in the fourth to pull away. Miami’s preseason opener also featured some positive developments from Wayne Ellington, Kelly Olynyk and Justise Winslow. J....
Hot Hot Hoops Sep 27, 2017
Why Bam Adebayo should spend first month or so in G-League learning the professional game

Why Bam Adebayo should spend first month or so in G-League learning the professional game

Adebayo has elite tools, now it's learning how to use them at the NBA level. Miami Heat found another winner in the draft with Bam Adebayo. Now he has to learn how to translate his raw talent into the polished skills of winning basketball games. Barry Jackson writes that Tyler Johnson said, “You put him on the perimeter and he can guard one through five. You would not expect a guy that big and with such broad shoulders to be able to have the touch he has. But he has nice touch. I’m telling you, he’s going to be special.” Wayne Ellington added, “He's going to be a force to reckon...

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