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Postgame Breakdown: Heat 102, Hornets 101

So this is the difference Udonis Haslem makes, huh? Hornets_Heat_UDflush

It's a shame that the guy has so many near-haters out there. As I've said all along, you can love Michael Beasley without having to bash on Udonis Haslem. Can't we all just get along?

Haslem's jumper with 15 seconds left lifted the Heat to a 102-101 victory over the feisty New Orleans Hornets on Sunday at AmericanAirlines Arena. The Heat snapped a three game skid, with Haslem missing a two of those games with a shoulder strain.

No, it wasn't all about UD. He simply delivered the final dagger on a night when the Heat's balance boosted the team to a much-needed victory. There was another solid effort from Michael Beasley (17 points, nine rebounds), aggressive play from Mario Chalmers (12 points, nine assists, one turnover), an impressive start from Jermaine O'Neal (15 points), who also provided the defense that forced David West to miss in the final seconds.

In other words, an all around effort from the Heat, which squandered an 11-point lead late in the third quarter and trailed 95-91 with six minutes left. Miami needed this one. Really needed this one.

D. WADE'S DOING: He was efficient. Wade's 12 of 21 effort from the field was his most accurate night in weeks. He was aggressive. The 31 points are right where he's supposed to be. It's possible for Wade to score 30 a night and still get plenty of help from his supporting cast. Wade had his stroke from three-point range working. He was 3 of 4 from beyond th arc. He was also effective when the time came to get off the ball. He had three assists, but there were plenty of times when he beat the traps by delivering the pass that set up the assist for open shots. The four fouls were a bit troubling, because Wade hardly gets those. And the four turnovers were a product of facing double and triple team defenses all night. 

TURNING POINT: That came with 45.7 seconds left, when Haslem hit the first of his two jumpers to seal the win. That first jumper tied it at 100. He then hit another to provide the final margin. The Heat's defense was also solid. It helps when New Orleans misses shots that it once made to get back into the game. But to hold the Hornets to only one field goal in the final six minutes was huge for the Heat.

Hornets_Heat_Bease EDGE: Miami shot 52.1 percent from the field and 53.8 percent from three-point range. It's hard to lose games when the percentages are that high. Still, the Heat gave away 21 points on 15 turnovers. Those miscues allowed the Hornets to get back into the game. 

HEAD-SCRATCHER: Why oh why didn't the Heat find a way to hold onto those draft rights to Hornets rookie guard Marcus Thornton. Instead, the Heat grabbed Thornton with the 43rd overall pick in last June's draft and traded his rights to New Orleans for future second-round picks in 2010 and 2012. Thornton went shot for shot with Wade for much of the game and finished with a team-high 24 points off the bench. It was also a career high for Thornton. The Heat was hurt, too, by another player it let get away. James Posey, a key reserve on Miami's 2006 title team, scored 8 of his 14 in the second half and was 4 of 8 from three-point range. 

KEY CONTRIBUTION: Because the Heat has come to expect these kind of games from Haslem, and because Beasley is certain to be a double-double producer if he gets the minutes, I have to come back to Hornets_Heat_Rio Mario Chalmers here for a second consecutive game. Chalmers actually looked like an attacking point guard. "This is what D. Wade told me I should be doing every night," Chalmers said after handing out nine assists against only one turnover to go with 12 points. And that was Chalmers, by the way, who turned the corner on a pick-and-roll and finished with a flush in the first half. Now if he can just keep this up, those faint whispers for Allen Iverson might soon fade into complete silence. Perhaps.

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(I am going to enjoy this tonight even if it is an almost full-strength squad barely getting by a Chris Paul-less Hornets team)
Udonis Haslem has been there and done that. As the power forward on the 2006 Heat Championship squad, Haslem was producing and making plays on a stage where many great players succumbed to the pressure. There were put-backs, jumpshots and rebounds that were crucial to that squads Finals wins. Without Haslem there probably would not have been Riley’s prophesized parade down Biscayne Boulevard. And tonight, coming back from a strained shoulder, Haslem again showed the composure of a champion as he, along with Dwyane Wade, lifted the Miami Heat from yet another potentially disappointing loss, one partly orchestrated by another 2006 Heat champion— James Posey. Haslem’s jumper from the corner in the clutch and banked prayer from the key (along with some solid rebounding and defense) were the plays that put Miami on top tonight. Speaking of champions, Wade was back to form. His game was smooth as buttah as he continually slashed to the rim and had his J going most of the night. With a 95-91 deficit with 6:23 left Wade hit 2 back-to-back threes to give the Heat a crucial lead in the fourth. Yeah, he may have went to he well there a little too much with his next three, but it didn’t cost Miami the game. It has been a few nights, but #3 finally put up Wade-like stats again with 12-21 shooting , 6 rebounds and 3 dimes.


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bring in AI! lol

come on, the heat barely won at home up 12 at one point, to the under .500 hornets who were without chris paul, i don't care if they had a season high 3 game winning streak, they still are not a good team and miami should have won this game by at least 6 points....they have to play better defense, it is the key, james jones better stop passing up shots, he is shooter, so shoot...

Good win but Wallace what is ur problem? You are seriously showing favortism 4 Haslem. He made the shots but with Beasley in the game we had a 10 point lead. Haslem this Haslem that...yada yada yah!!!...Sorry but he is not that good.

Trade Haslem
Fire Spoelstra

Heat fan since 0-17!

Good win but Wallace what is ur problem? You are seriously showing favortism 4 Haslem. He made the shots but with Beasley in the game we had a 10 point lead. Haslem this Haslem that...yada yada yah!!!...Sorry but he is not that good.

Trade Haslem
Fire Spoelstra

Heat fan since 0-17!

nuff said!!!

Haslem and Spo can both rot in basketball hell

David Robinson, Tim Duncan.

Shaquille O'Neal, Horace Grant.

Jeff Foster, Jermaine O'Neal.

Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum

JAMAL MAGLOIRE, JERMAINE O'NEAL?

JOneal had his best seasons (20+ PERs) for IND when he started as a 4 with Foster at 5.

Foster -- a legit 6-11 who was longer and stronger than he looks -- provided the defensive cover and did the blue-collar offensive things for JOneal that almost everyone (except beneficiaries, e.g., O'Neal) almost always overlooks (see Haslem, Udonis). Example: Foster's career TRB% was (err, "is", cuz he's still playing) a WHOPPING 18.9% while his career DRtg a miserly 101.

The list of players who've averaged 20+ mpg over 500 games and logged comparable TRB%(17+%) and DRtg (http://bit.ly/8L9OTu ]

It IS elite in the context of known/lesser-known bigs who played and PLAY BIG on defense.

Foster ranks 3rd.

But guess who ranks a respectable 18th (i.e., 2 places higher than Kevin Garnett at 20th)?

Big Cat. Miami's very own Jamaal Magloire. Career TRB%/17.5%, DRtg/102.

A tandem of Magloire/O'Neal would NOT in any way resemble the offensive aesthetics of, say, a Robinson/Duncan or even Gasol/Bynum.

But if Magloire/O'Neal "frees" JOneal to recapture more of his former self as a once-elite 4 on BOTH ends of the floor, why NOT give Magloire/O'Neal an extensive test drive to see how it works?

Roster shakeout? Magloire at 5, O'Neal at 4, Haslem at, yes 3; Wade and Chalmers.

Cue Beasley whining/wailing.

Then face the (proximate) truth.

Beasley is still feeling his way as a starter against starters while the Heat try to compete in an ever more competitive division + conference.

If Spo gives Magloire/O'Neal the extended test drive (I think) it deserves -- wtih ebb, flow, matchup adjustments applied accordingly -- the Heat would INSTANTLY become longer AND, conceivably, more defensively effective to START each game by DICTATING defensive tempo, NOT CONCEDING early inside scoring or 2nd chance oppourtunities for lack of rebounding, interior defense or a more "physcial" presence overall.

Beasley, meanwhile, would return to his bench role (rotating at 3/4) with NO shortage of minutes to resume his domination and scoring binges over opposing reserves; or, could even see time as a 2 when Wade assumes the point in certain matchups.

Do we remember the last game/disaster when Haslem was "tried" at 3? Yeah. And on any given nite, you'll see similar disasters, including early foul trouble, from Ron Artest who, at 260-265, is 30 lbs heavier and no longer quicker than Haslem. However, Artest has more-or-less learned to adjust, compensate, anticipate. There's no reason to doubt Haslem's ability to do the same IF Spo has the stomach and patience to see it through.

ORL v. MIA as-is is an automatic Magic W.

ORL v. a MIA starting frontcourt featuring Magloire-O'Neal-Haslem WOULD have Superman-Rasoft-Pietrus wetting their shorts.

If Cat can avoid the usual nemesis of EARLY FOUL TROUBLE and be his normal physical, effective self, Howard becomes nothing more than Clark Kent with bigger biceps to match his BIG THUMBSUCKING mouth.

Rasoft is ALWAYS looking for a way to wilt though Lewis would be a challenge for JOneal when Lewis takes it to the rack. Haslem shuld have little problem with Barnes or Pietrus since neither can really create shots on their own.

Which leaves Wade on Vince and Rio vs. JWill (see Wade v. Vince http://bit.ly/5NCTGC).

Result: Heat "upset", Orlando more upset.

But even better, possibly and hopefully, a starting 5 that actually "starts" games with the identify BOTH players and coaches claim to crave.

corr. "The list of players who've averaged 20+ mpg over 500 games and logged comparable TRB%(17+%) and DRtg (LT 105) numbers since 1990 is BARELY 20 names long."
[ cf. http://bit.ly/8L9OTu ]

It isn't Pacquiao vs. Cotto.

But had Howard matched up more often against a healthy Magloire early in his career, Superman could've become Superbust after a steady, discouraging diet of Cat.

Fortunately for Howard, Cat *hasn't started* against Supermoan since 2006.

Because in 5 x head-2-head STARTS from 11/5/2004 to 4/5/2006 [ http://bit.ly/5FzRg3 ] ...

Howard
13.6 ppg
11.6 rpg
3.4 TOs/g
FG%/46%

Magloire
9.2 ppg
9.8 rpg
2.2 TOs/g
FG%/55%

some good herb

Wallace is still wanting to date U.D;
Bad news, for you Wallace; Wade is dating U.D. already.
THIS IS THE PROBLEM.
Riley should have never drafted Beasley if he was going to keep U.D. it is not fair to Beasley.
And, it is HURTING his growth, he needs 40 minutes a game from start to finish, like his childhood friend Durant in OKC.
Or, even FAIR to U.D.
Trade one and keep the other.
I say trade: Udonis Role Player Haslem

Haslem sucks. Spo sucks and the Heat are an annoying team to watch.

Why did Beasily spend so much time on the bench in the 4th quarter when he was the second leading scorer and the highest rebounder in the game for Miami. Please explain that to me.

Then why do you watch and type nonsense on a heat blog...loser

Why did Beasily spend so much time on the bench in the 4th quarter when he was the second leading scorer and the highest rebounder in the game for Miami. Please explain that to me.

Posted by: Mac | November 23, 2009 at 10:02 AM
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We had to make way for Haslem. Spo is dating him.

Wallace is still wanting to date U.D;
Bad news, for you Wallace; Wade is dating U.D. already.
THIS IS THE PROBLEM.
Riley should have never drafted Beasley if he was going to keep U.D. it is not fair to Beasley.
And, it is HURTING his growth, he needs 40 minutes a game from start to finish, like his childhood friend Durant in OKC.
Or, even FAIR to U.D.
Trade one and keep the other.
I say trade: Udonis Role Player Haslem

Posted by: pmartin | November 23, 2009 at 09:45 AM

I've been saying that all along. Here's the scoop bloggers. Beasley does not have the personality "most people" think can win them games. He's a jokester and some people would even call him "dumb". I don't really judge people but I'm going off of second hand data here. He acts very childish for a man his age compared to Haslem's businesslike blue collar demeanor. I have had people tell me that Beasley acted very immature, blew a lot of money, played pranks on people and generally was considered annoying. Now if we remember back to our school days, didn't we want the kid that acted like Beasley to just grow up, what better way to get back at him than this. I'm just saying...

some good herb

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ain't it tho'?

but nothin like the shtye-eating, spo-hating, haslem-hating, wade-hating, beasley-luvin crank spewed by cranks from upcoast,

Or, original, constructive, creative thumb-sucking, like Spo and Haslem sittin in a tree k-i-s-s-i-n-g. Or Wallace digs UD u dig?

Pass the pacifiers.

Miami is 8-3 WITH UD
Miami is 0-2 WITHOUT UD

The 'depleted' New Orleans team that just beat Atlanta and Phoenix (who is rolling along quite nicely without the Big Lazy).

Gotta love the kids that live in glass houses that post on here. Wallace is dating UD, Spo loves UD, etc...

It's a wonder you can type anything with both hands on supercoolbeas'......ego.

You draft players based on their 'potential'. Beas offers offensive potential, UD has proven to be a gamer. They CAN coexist, and it's the job of the professional coach, who sees every practice, studies game film of every other NBA team, to fit the pieces in the game when appropriate. Currently, the Heat hold the sixth playoff spot. With all the doomsdayer's gloom on this post about non-moves, you would think we would be elated to be at 8-5.

D*mn Heatstroked, I've got to come into work early just to read your posts. Good stuff.

Miami is 8-3 WITH UD
Miami is 0-2 WITHOUT UD

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Nonsense! We're good in games Wade plays well. It has nothing to do with UD.

I still it's WAY past time for Haslem to lose the braids. Beasley too. FRO up and free your mind (+ time) guys.

Heatstroked, doesn't have a job, he is either under-employed or not employed.
That is why he can write all day.
U.D is a GREAT role player on a team like 2006 that has GREAT players around him, BUT he will never average 20/10 like Besley would with 40 Minutes.
And Miami KNEW about Beasley's CRAZY WAYS before they drafted him, ALL the draft experts talked about his SpongeBob ways and Smoking ways.
Miami SHOULD not have drafted him, if they were going to play him as TOKEN starter and NOT when the game is on the line.

Heatstroked, doesn't have a job, he is either under-employed or not employed.
That is why he can write all day.

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Ha.

"under-employed"

"not employed"

"all day"

Like your Joshing multipseud Haslem-hating heatstroked-tracking obviously unemployable self/selves?

HA.

Beas doesn't HAVE to be a token starter.

Beas doesn't HAVE to sit in the fourth quarter.

It is up to Beas to prove that he can defend with the game on the line. I'm positive the Miami organization would love to see him blossom into a Tim Duncan/Karl Malone/heck, even a Lamar Odom. Then you WOULD see him playing at the end of the game. It's hard to blame the organization because he hasn't turned into the next KG overnight. He has been handed plenty of opportunities, the ball is in his court now.

Beasley doesn't have to prove anything. It is clear that he's far and away better than the scrub Haslem. Spo just loves scrubs that's all. We should really trade Beasley so he can come back and dominate UD for us to be proud of UD.

Udonis have more lovers than I image. Wallace is loving him very deep. Well Wallace love Udonis probably a little more than Wade. If this is for make Wade happy, OK? But don't make me think Beasley give less. He make more points and rebound in less time.
Use Big Cat and JO is old, from the last year but with the COACH, Miami have, just forget it.

beasley = points and rebounds

udonis = wins

Udonis = 1st round exit and 15 wins and being carried to wins by Shaq.

Beasley = 2nd round and Miami Heat future dynasty.

With Beas, it's about developing our future. We can afford to do this now because we're not going to contend until 2010.

With Haslem, he provides the workhorse attitude in the locker room. We need him as well.

It is up to the coach to manage these 2 guys. Ideally, that coach would not be dead weight Spo.

well, good win... yall know something? woth all this talk about the 4 on this team, the real spot light should be on the 2 and what he does... now getting him some help should be the topic... but who and when is it going to happen... now i tried to bring some good scnerios, but this is and might take some time... so lets just enjoy this season with some understanding that we are rebuilding... whatever pat has planned, he will do....

"Beasley = 2nd round and Miami Heat future dynasty."

When did this happen? What did I miss? Beasley in the second round, when?

"Udonis = 1st round exit and 15 wins and being carried to wins by Shaq."

Who carried who? H*ll, that's probably what gave UD the back problems last year, carrying Shaq's fat arse around, defending guys he couldn't (or wouldn't). I used to applaud when the Big Overhyped went to the bench, cause I knew with ZO on the floor our defense got 100% better, instantly. We had a professional 'old head' team that Riles put together, took over after Shaqwill ran SVG out of his job, with UD and DWADE being the youngest (and still focused -- no excuses about 'they are only kids') players to get major minutes. We won with VETERANS, NOT the next newest thing out. Veterans that sacrificed stats for the team. Remember '15 strong'? Veterans that didn't get a sh*t about draft position. That's how we won, for those with 90 second memory recall.

I love Wade and Haslem but they both haven't won squat without Shaq.

the wallace lovefest for haslem is out of this word.You should have told yourself *beasley 17 points and 9 boards in just 28 minutes so where is the love for beasley?.All you had to say was we won because haslem cameback?.Beasley's last 3 or 4 games have been consistently 20/10 guy and the reason we lost most of those games are because of wade's bad shooting and thinking he is steve nash shooting unneeded 3's.Last night was another prime example.With 1:48 left and down by 1,he clank a frek1ng 3 and that happened the night before too at the same minute mark.Wade stop shooting treys.You aint no 3 point shooter

i didnt read the page but i am willing to bed that wallace also didnt mention how haslem made a bonehead mistake of saving the ball under the basket that could have given the victory to the hornets

**bet** should have said

Dear Erik Celino Spoelstra,

I have been a True Heat fan since 0-17. I have been thru the Willie Burton's, Harold Minor's and Alec Kessler's but frankly, this is getting RIDICULOUS...iM sorry, I realize I just raised my voice but could you please resign from your position as head coach of the Miami Heat? I realize that your father is a former NBA exec but it's becoming painfully clear that you don't have the slightest clue YOU ARE DOIN out there on the bench. Please resign. Robert Allen 'Bob' McAdoo may have a better chance at coaching the team. At least he has some NBA experience. Honestly YOU SUCK! Ok, ok, ok,... that was a little unnecessary but please leave town ASAP and take your pals Michael Wallace and Udonis Haslem with you... I apoligize 4 da sudden outbursts.

Thanks and have a wonderful day.

1} this team looked terrible without udonis. he is also d-wade's favorite player on this team. don't forget who shut-down dirk in the finals. (hint: it wasn't shaq) regardless of what you think of beasley, udonis is the heart and soul of this team. in my opinion, one of the top-10 heat players of all time.

2} all that being said, this team still needs mike beasley.

3} so how do we get those two things to work together? simple - GET BOTH OF THOSE GUYS ON THE COURT AT THE SAME TIME! they are the second and third best players on this team. get them both on the court!!!

so, i hate to agree with the haters, but the problem is spo. get those two players on the court together already!

and while you're at it, draw up a fourth quarter play that isn't, "inbound the ball, then just chuck up a crappy three". i mean seriously, it's becoming a tradition with this team. every close game, spo calls a timeout with about two minutes left, and after that the whole team just starts chucking quick three-pointers, antoine walker style. does he draw that up in the huddle? what does it look like? four guys standing around, while the guy at the top of the key shoots a three?

haslem wasnt the sole reason dirk got shut down.Add posey and mourning to the equation.

much respect for the 15-strong

I been a Heat fan since 1994 and I am 21 years old! So I have seen some real bad Heat teams but none of them are as boring to watch as this Heat team. I don't know why but something doesn't seem right! Incredible that Dwade is in this team and they are still boring. Btw guys Dwade is not on his A-game like last season, I feel he is just cruising and show off. Any of you guys feel the same or is it just me?

it's not just you. something is not right with this team

if something is not right with these team it may be the 2010 factor.


blogmiamiheat.com

Trade Beasley to the Bulls for Tyrus Thomas.

Rose/Salmons/Deng/Beasley/Joakim

will be a great team to follow.

This team was exciting to watch the 1st 6-7 games when they were actually a team. Now it is just a big mess. Arroyo should be cut and never put on floor again. Need to find ways to get everyone more minutes that need them. Why are we not talking about the non production from the 3? Q had a couple good games but other than we have no one doing anything there. Why does Diawara not play? Where is Big Cat? Are we saving him for playoffs? Why does not get NO minutes?

The Beasley/ Haslem thing is easy to figure out. No one (sane) hates Haslem, there are just a very upset group on fans that are tired of Beasley getting the quick cut every game for Haslem because the coach is in love with Haslem.

Beasley is a better player, Beasley needs those minutes to develop into the 20/10 that we want next to Wade...give Beasley his 35 MPG and all the backlash on Haslem will disappear.

This team needs to move to a 8 man roation in the coming weeks...short of injury, it should stay there.

Chalmers, Wade, Richardson, Beasley, O'Neal
Arroyo, Cook, and Haslem

This 8 man game will also fix the Beasley/Haslme issue. UD will have to back-up O'Neal 18 minutes a game, leaving Beasley to get his 35MPG at PF.

1. How many power forwards in the NBA are worried they will be guarded by Beasley?

2. How many power forwards in the NBA are worried they will be guarding Beasley?

3. How many power forwards in the NBA are worried they will be guarded by Haslem?

4. How many power forwards in the NBA are worried they will be guarding Haslem?

"give Beasley his 35 MPG and all the backlash on Haslem will disappear.".....so will some wins.

How about in the future will acquire, through draft or trades, players that are ready to play and don't need a couple of years of on the job training. Let's draft men, not boys. Let's trade for/draft professionals, not pranksters.

If you all want cheesy little headline quotes, put your freakin' mike in front of Shaq. Sure, he'll down play every other opponent (other than Hakeem O.) and he'll ask Kobe how his rear end tastes, and sure he'll insult Yao's heritage, but it's sooooo funny! Same with supercoolbeas. Funny little quotes and amusing little antedotes, don't make an NBA player.

Back to our championship season, it WASN'T shaq who scored all those points Game 3, 3rd and 4th quarter. And it sure-as-heck WASN'T shaq hitting FTS when it counted. D-Wade was MVP for a reason. I think we could have won (the championship series) with ZO starting, and Shazzam coming off the bench.

"How about in the future will acquire, through draft or trades, players that are ready to play and don't need a couple of years of on the job training. Let's draft men, not boys. Let's trade for/draft professionals, not pranksters."

So Greg Gembe advocates drafting Emeka Okafor ahead of Dwight Howard. Nice.

If we lose enough, will Pat get rid of Spo?

If we lose enough, will Pat get rid of Spo?

Posted by: pugtv | November 24, 2009 at 01:55 PM
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No. Beasley will be traded. It's his fault when we lose.

So Greg Gembe advocates drafting Emeka Okafor ahead of Dwight Howard. Nice.

Your interpretation is 'juusst a bit outside'.

I believe Howard's approach to his profession, as well as his approach to life, deemed him a VERY LOW risk for failure. You can look at him and see that he is serious about his conditioning. (Anybody in awe of supercoolbeas' physique -- nope.) I am saying that there is more and more pieces of the puzzle falling into place that warranted the skeptisism of Beasley's maturity. From his erradict high school behaviour, to his rookie class ordeal, to last summer's incident. He doesn't seem to appreciate what is being handed him. And there are plenty of other hungry, hard-working PF's out there that will pass his lazy, sense of entitlement arse because of it. We don't have to hold class on game nights for little mikey. Let him grow up in practice. Let the men play the games.

"Let him grow up in practice. Let the men play the games."

You mean like AI shouldn't have had playing time because he didn't practice hard?

Greg,

Ok. I'm just messing with you.

I'm not in complete disagreement with you on his background and attitude. But I do think he deserves better than what Spo is dishing out.

The coach should give Beas the playing time this year. Unlike most other people here, I don't care if we have a losing season this year. I care about contending in 2010.

I don't know if Beas will develop to expectations. But we might as well give him the playing time now and find out. If he can't hack it by the end of the year, trade him.

Also, dead weight Spo is wasting our time. We should get a real coach who can help us next year.

well, i see now what really the peoblem is here... but before this goes to far and some one gets some info lets just make a trade, but make sure we get a good player in return... look don't put to much out there just yet, just make the trade... let him go be an all-star for another team.. look at maybe; chris paul, rudy gay, david lee, or some one like that... make the deal...

hey, pugtv,, force a trade, you just don't fit, go burn some trees somewhere else...

Can someone translate black the trucker's language? The words are in english but the sentences seem incoherent.

I generally don't bother reading his comments but he addressed me. I'm not sure what he said though. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

i think he wants to trade you for rudy gay and marc gasol

ahh ... thanks for the translation. He's just plain non-sensical then. I'll revert back to ignoring him.

Here is a trade:
J.O and James Jones and Trade Exemption
for T Mac and Chase Budlinger.
I am not sure the cap dollars work but pretty close.
Have Joel Anthony start at Center for D, block shots and Reb.
Opens up the offense for Wade, Beasley and T Mac at the 3 spot.
J.O's knees will not last a whole season; and T Mac will give needed threat on Offense. Trade him NOW while Houston is desperate to move T Mac.

JO will play more games than T Mac this year.

T Mac. maybe healthy this year;
and besides Chase Budlinger is a great player for a second round draft pick and a great above the rim player;
Miami needs players above the rim.
And, Houston can't stand T Mac!
J.O; I feel bad for him; even after ALL those summer workouts, He can barely jump!
And, J.O demands the ball too much down low,
taking shots away from Beasley.
T Mac will help score out on the wing in the 4th. when teams double and triple team Wade.

"And, Houston can't stand T Mac!"

...and why is that? Is it the 'I'm going to shut down for the season' crap he pulled the other year, not letting his team in on the plan. Is it that TMAC has NEVER been accussed of being a tough-it-out type of player? He and his cousin, Vinsanity, are perceived as softies. TMAC has/had game, but injuries (real or overstated) make him too much of a liability for a team building for the future.

And as much as I love Joel Anthony's approach to the game, he is not ready to be the starting center on this team. He won't be able to pull opposing centers out of the lane like JO does. There would be NO respect for Joel's offensive abilities, and centers would camp near the lane, taking away DWade's driving lanes.

JO is a crucial piece to the Heat right now. I think he has been the 2nd best player on the team all year. He has been consistent shooting and scoring. He may not have the lift from prior years but we have to have him on court. I love Joel as well but still have to question why the Big Cat gets NO minutes. Even when JO was down those couple games we had no Big Cat. Need some bodies to rough up the other team a little is what we need. Have a feeling the Heat are going to get crushed tonight. I will stay as optimistic as I can early in game but will be ready for a blowout. The team needs to learn to close quarters better. Stop ALWAYS passing to Wade for last shot for crying out loud. There are 3 guys open every time Wade heaves up the last shot of a quarter. Why?

For the Heat to challenge seriously Spo needs to stop thinking like an Optimist League coach and realize that not everyone needs to have playing time in a game just because he practices hard.

Spo needs to admit the Joel Anthony love-jones isn't working out. Hard worker but still 3rd string.

Don't put Dorrell Wright in and leave out Diawara who is a bigger, stronger, better perimeter defender and better 3 point shooter. DW is a bust; man it up and sit him down

Having Haslem try to guard opposing small forwards is just dumb. He get's burned all the time. How could Rothstein, Askins and the others even agree to that.

Beasley scored 5 quick points to get the Heat back in the last game and then was immediately yanked because Spo must play Haslem.

When Wade is on the bench more scorers need to be on the floor; Having Beasley as the only starter on the floor at this time is just plain stupid.

Spo left a non-scoring second unit too long in the beginning of the 4th. Ended up playing from behind again.

No TMac or AI required, just a coach.

1} t-mac sucks. he used to be good, but now he sucks. like iverson

2} free yakuba! i forgot about him. i thought spo blew it by benching him in the playoffs last year. if this team is supposed to be about defense, then we don't we play our best defender at the 3-spot?

3} it shouldn't be a battle between beazy and udonis. they are teammates. they should be able to play together. any good coach would have figured out how to make it happen by now

Got to keep up Wallace.Beasley had a game winning dunk on a power house team.Your fingers cramp up when Haslem beats the cream puffs.

MW - "The Heat blog will be on holiday break from this Monday through Sunday. When your 10-year wedding anniversary, a major holiday and the wife's birthday all fall in the same week, it's a blessing to get away for a few days."

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Wallace isn't hiding or holding out. He's celebrating a wedding anniversary, which if dones right, DOES require your full, (mostly) undivided attention.

And, for the record, Wallace isn't a Beasley-hater and never was.

Any examination of Herald archives would reveal Wallace was a BIG Beasley supporter before the draft who joined the chorus of Heat-related commentariat that picking Beasley at #2 was essentially a no-brainer.

If Wallace doesn't wave pom-poms, if he pursues the unvarnished truth re Beasley's ongoing matriculation to the NBA, it's just that journo-thing which GOOD journalists with a shred of integrity usually tend to do: *report*, good or bad.

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Meanwhile, you'd hope Spo haters would give it a rest after Spo TOTALLY outcoached my favorite overcoach: SVG. The play to free Wade for the corner j which resulted in UD's tip was, according to both Hubie Brown and JVG, brilliant. Ditto the iso which gave Wade a clean look that Beasley alertly, athletically & with PERFECT timing -- converted to a game-winner. If/when Beasley applies the same awareness and focus to his ENTIRE game, WATCH OUT.


Likewise, if THESE Heat can manufacture wins against conference "favorites" on nights when Wade does not have anything close to his A-game, when UD is largely a non-factor, when Rio does not deliver as Wade's understudy, when Dae-Dae isn't lighting it up from the arc -- improving on 43 wins is DEFINITELY within reach so long as Heat bigs CONTINUE and CONSISTENTLY play BIGGER than (opposing) bigs with bigger hype, witness last night.

Howard/Lewis: 6/20, 21 pts, 21 rebs.

O'Neal/Beasley: 12/26, 28 pts, 28 rebs.

Now THAT's what I call BIG.

Heatstroked,

Spo did not outcoach SVG. The magic players had a ton of open shots at the end of the game. They just didn't make them. SVG did a great job.

I didn't see anything special from Spo. Give the ball to Wade and get out of his way. That's coaching? I've got zero coaching experience and even I could get the same result.

Seriously..its been 2 days now and you still haven't put in your thoughts about the Miami-Orlando game. You really suck at covering this team. Ira Winderman from the Sun Sentinel does a WAY better job in covering the Heat then you do. You really are pathetic.

well, i think the win against the magic on wednesday was a very important win... they are the best team in the league... now, i have been thinking of how this team could matter in some kind of way this season... 1 sign ai... 2 trade for camby... with the exception and maybe d. wright, quinn, randolph... he wants out and he would give spo options to pare o'neil and camby in the frontcourt... 3 trade beasley for rudy gay... this season isn't going to be too bad if these type of moves are made but as is, i see 8 or 7 seed...

2 days and he hasnt talked about beasley's winning shot.In his own words *i cant believe beasley has so many near-haters*LMAO Michael Wallace must still be digesting not the turkey,but the crow that beasley served him the day before thanksgiving hahahahaha

Gee whiz.

Wiz bench: 64 mins, 24 pts, 15 rebs, 11 asts.

Heat bench: 48 mins, 7 pts, 8 rebs, 3 asts.

End of story.

Well, not quite.

James Jones: 36 mins, 2 rebs. Paging QRich.

How bout Wade's shooting again.He can't hit the sky with a slang shot right now.There is a lot of blame to go around when we lose to a team we should beat,but Wade deserves a lot of it.Outside clank after outside clank.Dam he looking bad lately.Maybe he got too much pressure on him with the air Jordans,trials and pending contracts.Everybody act like there
scared to criticize our boy and that's the problem.He don't have nobody to shut up cause everybody showing praise.I'LL step out THERE.
Wade is playing like sh## for his standards.He done fell out my top 1 and 5.He let his teamates down and his fans with his lack of aggression.Riley would have changed his rotation with a lil more bench time to think about what he is doing wrong instead of watching him keep throwing up 3s.He blaming his bad shooting on his teamates is foul.Take responsibility for the poor shooting.

I agree with jpejeff. Wade is the problem. Poor shot selections, too many turnovers, crazy technicals, poor FT shooting, and not showing leadership by taking responsibility for the losses. Blaming the schemes and plays for the bad three pointers, and poor performance.

we should have to make a trade now... this would be the only way to make this team to playoff picture... the team need consistency in scoring/rebound & defensively on PG (can run a play), a SF that can score open 3's w/defensive minded, PF can rebound & can blocked the lanes also a back-up center... (young center)

we should have to trade:

HASLEM, JONES, Q-RICH, MAGLOIRE, DIAWARA, QUINN, CHALMERS, COOK, DRAFT RIGTHS: DOZIER & BEVERLY + 4.2M TRADE EXEMPTION WE GOT FROM TORONTO ALSO 2ND ROUND PICK 2010...

proposal:

COOK, QUINN + draft rights of BEVERLY to:
(portland) >BAYLESS

Q-RICH, CHALMERS, HASLEM + trade exemption from TORONTO to:
(warriors) *ELLIS & *BIEDRINS

JONES, MAGLOIRE, DIAWARA + 2ND round pick 2010 & draft rights DOZIER
(memphis) ^GASOL,M. & ^GAY,R.

line-up would:

sg WADE / (ELLIS)
pg *ELLIS / >BAYLESS / ARROYO
sf *GAY / D.WRIGHT
pf BEASLEY (sf) / *GASOL,M. / RANDOLPH,S.
c O'NEAL(pf) / ^BIEDRINS / ANTHONY,J.

thoughts???

it's a fair deal right???

i just want to get the true HELP WADE needs...

IF THIS TRADE WOULD DONE!!!

rotation...

sg WADE
pg ELLIS
sf BEASLEY
pf O'NEAL
c BIEDRINS

OR

sg WADE
pg ELLIS
sf GAY
pf BEASLEY
c BIEDRINS

OR

pg ELLIS
sg WADE
sf BEASLEY
pf O'NEAL
c GASOL,M.

OR

pg BAYLESS
sg ELLIS
sf WRIGHT,D.
pf GASOL,M.
c ANTHONY,J.

OFFENSE & DEFENSE = BALANCE!!!

COULD WE POSSIBLE SEE THIS PIECES???
HOPE RILEY WOULD...

Go Heat!!!

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