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Watching your team go 9 of 16 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter will drive anyone crazy.
Posted by Joe at 12:28 PM
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I don't want to see Pittman in the rotation at all but I would love to see J. Jones get consistent playing time. I wish Spo would stop trying to play the match up game and just have a set rotation. Unless Jones goes on a cold streak there's no reason he should be out of the rotation. I hope Miller comes in and at least give us a solid rotation. I also hope Curry works out but then again it won't matter with Spo if he works out because Spo still going to have Haslem and some janky 4th qtr line up. I kind of wish the Heat would just play a traditional line up throughout the game. Because those speedy line up look good early in the game and during those fast breaks but since they don't work in the 4th qtr for some reason then we need to have a solid half court line up.
Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 01:51 PM
This Team is simply overatted. Just let it go. Enrique Spolestro has no business coaching this team either. Bosh simply put was a mistake. The forward we wanted is in New York and goes by the name amare
Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 02:01 PM
^^^get a life, same idiot with a different name on every blog post. 2 wins away from a championship but the heat is overrated or overatted as he put it...more like you sir are overatted like the little troll rat you are.
screw amare and his "getting swept out the 1st round of the playoffs" a$$.
Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 02:32 PM
I loved it!!!!!!!!!!!!Way to go,Coach, Way to show some passion!!! This outward demonstration of committment will go a long way in letting the team know they are all in this together. All for one and one for all. A technical means more than leaving the game. Coach Spo will have to go in his pocket so now he has made a finincial committment as well. Don't think the players don't recognize and appreciate that. That was certainly an "I got your back" move!!!
Way to go COACH!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 05:24 PM
Bosh on a bad night is still better than Amere on an average night.
If anything we should have just kept Beas for cheap and used Bosh money to fill out the roster.
Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 08:58 PM
Bosh is a bum period. I know bums when i see em having been a dolphin fan as well for 30 years. 6'11 turns over the ball more than Wade, has no transition game and gets bullied by every forwad/center in the league. The man plays like a mouse. wish he would trade those grapes in for a bowling ball. Quite frankly Wade is the only one that gets a pass, and thats only because what he did in 2006 was amazing. And you King James, my goodness how hard is it to put your back to the basket back down and dominate! Bums.
Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 09:45 PM
The continuing weakness at the center position keeps destroying the team. A 6'7" center is a murderous joke in the NBA and its time that the guy is shipped back to Canada. It would be better to use the young centers so that they can gain experience while losing is still a luxury the Heat can afford. Wade and LBJ are also overused at this point, and should actually be alternating with each other. Three-point shooting is a must, and Jones-Battier at SG probably needs to be in the game for at least 30 minutes.
dax fern |
Friday, January 13, 2012 at 03:45 AM
Don't worry guy the Heatles will get it together
james ramsey |
Friday, January 13, 2012 at 05:21 AM
I love all the Heat Hater. You talk about AMARE like he's averaging a better numbers than Bosh. There STATS are identical. LOL what a joke. Oh yeah by the way BOSH actually plays Defense. I don't think Defense is in AMARE Vocabulary. LOL.
Friday, January 13, 2012 at 10:05 AM
8.7 rebounds 8.5 rebounds
2 assist 1 assist
Eff. 19.73 Eff. 17.11
So what's your Arguments with Amare. LOL.
Give it a rest. AMARE is a fake tough guy. That's about it.
Friday, January 13, 2012 at 10:17 AM
haaa Amare with his 6 pnts & 3 rebs in a loss to Memphis last night...ya that's exactly what we need to get this team over the hump.
Funny how some idiot Heat fans don't appreciate what we have on this team right now. So we lost a couple games on a west coast trip and its all Joel Anthony's fault?? Ya just overlook the fact our best player shot 50% from the foul line for the 1st time in his career and that our 2nd best player is coming off injury.
No matter what the haters or entitled/perfectionist heat fans say, his team is a lock to have the best record in the NBA and a shoe in to make it to the finals...what happens there is up to the big 3 but I'll take that any day.
Friday, January 13, 2012 at 10:34 AM
I didn't want Bosh on the team either. I wanted Amare, even Boozer, but I'm happy that what I didn't want didn't happen. Bosh is being the perfect garbage/finesse/tough player. You never now if he's going to finesse it tonight, go physical or just get garbage points off the rebound, but you do know on most nights, he will contribute 18-22 pts.
Amare plays one way - with the ball in his hands. That's why he and Melo don't mix because unlike Wade and Lebron, who will cut or pick/roll, Melo and Amare like isolation one-on-ones. That wouldn't have worked in Miami.
Boozer and his post up game still may have worked, but Bosh can give you that already and now so can Lebron.
Friday, January 13, 2012 at 11:53 AM
Here's just another example of anyone with the Ira-like belief the Heat need an "experienced" point guard. Well, what "experienced" point guard is gonna be able to keep up with a guy like the Heat will face tonight in Ty Lawson ? Like nobody on the planet !
Still think it's a mistake to consider adding another guard when we all know what's needed is a true nasty frontline banger inside. Haslem is the only one and he's undersized at 6-7.
Friday, January 13, 2012 at 12:01 PM
BTW...anyone watch the Knicks last night ? They have absolutely zero chemistry. All of NYC clamored for Melo pairing up with Amare...they're a mess. Should've kept all the pieces they gave away for Melo and just signed him in the off season if they wanted him so bad.
Ya think Cole is a gunner...Shumpert makes him look like a chump as Shumpert resembles the second coming of Marbury. Only a question of when D'Antoni gets fired...
Friday, January 13, 2012 at 12:21 PM
Spo's problem is always been a lack for the feel of the game. You just can't continue loosing big leads. He makes his adjustmests after a loss game and not during the game. The timing of matching players, making right plays, substitution - using the right combination of players must improve. Spo might be the besy defensive coach but he just poor in offensive plays wasting such great players they have. I just hope Riley or Sloan would coach miami to secure the championship.
Ricky Raz |
Friday, January 13, 2012 at 12:39 PM
--Miami is at the top of the NBA in points per game, and SPO is poor in offensive plays????
--Miami is third in the league in defending points in the paint, and the anchor is a 6'7" murderous joke in the NBA
--We should have gotten Boozer instead of Bosh, but Boozer doesn't even sniff the court in the end of playoff games
--Bosh is soft. Yep, one of the softest shots of any 6'11" forwards in the league.
--Maybe we should have kept supercoolbeas. Yeah, but do we really want to get in a bidding war with the rest of the league for a soft PF with these stats: 12.9 ppg / 39.4 FG% / 44 FT% / 7 rebs / .4 steals per game / .4 blocks per game. You think Coach Adelman is holding him back?? Probably not running enough sets for him and playing him out of position. Some amazing numbers there from god's son.
Greg Gembe |
Friday, January 13, 2012 at 01:31 PM
Look. All I am saying is Spo and Bosh need to go. Too soft and too clueless. And yes LBJ is overatted. Winners Win, period! All the time! Finish games, give me championships and then you may be halfway to earning my respect. The only reason Wade gets off is because once upon a time he showed me he was capable of taking what he wants and no one would stand in his way. Wade whould have been better off with Just Amare and Odom.
Friday, January 13, 2012 at 02:06 PM
Oh mighty Heat1...please excuse LBJ for not earning the respect he so seeks from you but he will if its the last thing he does on this earth...let him kneel before the oh mighty Heat1.
haaa what a crock, entitled/perfectionist heat fans can go suck farts. Amare & Odom can't hold LBJ & Bosh's jock straps. GO HEAT!!
Again, its overrated not overatted moron.
Friday, January 13, 2012 at 03:21 PM
I just wana let u all kno that disagree with what im about to say than u are all idiots and crazy as haell...Bosh may play alil soft sumtimes but he has never let any TRUE heat fans down wen we really needed him, dropping 30+ points wen Wade & James are out. Ill take Bosh over Amare & Boozer anyday after comparin the three in the past couple seasons..& to make something clear Haslem is 6'8" not 6'7" & he is not the only banger we have. I would love to see Pittman get more PT and i see improvement in him every game. & as for Spo, i hated to see Pat go but he obviously seen something in Spo for him to make Spo head coach & Spo has proved his self for the last few seasons & watching from leason to this season Miami has certainly improved. & to wednesday nights game, I've waited a long time to see Spo go off the way he did. He did something i wanted to do but problem was he was there & i watched from the tv...The officials called some horrible calls down the stretch of that game, along with blowing a huge lead against GS we needed this type of emotion from Spo.
Friday, January 13, 2012 at 07:01 PM
Look fellas. I just want my Heat to dominate. Being dominant isn't running up 20 point leads because the opposing team is a little awstruck at the beginning of games, then getting your butt handed to you in the 3rd and 4th quater after they figure out that they are playing an overhyped team that can only fast break and has a coach who cant figure out a zone defense.
Friday, January 13, 2012 at 08:53 PM
Do the Heat look to make a trade? I would dangle wade and maybe bosh. See what u can get. Maybe Howard? This tram is going nowhere as constructed. Early season was a mirage
DC Heater |
Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 01:06 AM
Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 01:40 AM
This roadtrip was another learning experience- right ?
Big 3 turning into Big Stink...
Joel has ping-pong paddles for hands...play Curry for craps sake !
Bench Wade until he's 100%...he's played awful this year.
Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 07:46 AM
The Heat was looking good and fine b4 the 1st practice of the year. Coach had 3 days while sitting on a 8-1 record. He had time to actually put his input on how the team should play and now we have a distaster on our hand. Go back to just winging it and let the players figure it out on the own Spo.
Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 11:07 AM
hey mo williams would be perfect.... but beldsoe is sitting there for the taken.... okafor is also there for the taken... we look ok but can improve roster wise.... this isnt going to be ez but make some small moves.... title year.....0007
black the trucker |
Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 11:51 AM
LOOK - THE HEAT'S PROBLEMS ARE THEIR LACK OF IN-GAME ADJUSTMENTS (COACH) AND THEIR SO-CALLED TOP PLAYER (BRON) HAS HIT HIS CEILING AND HAS NO NERVE FOR BIG MOMENTS. IT'S PLAIN TO SEE. THEIR MOST STABLE STAR IS WEARING DOWN (WADE) AND DEFERRING TOO MUCH. THE SUB PATTERNS (WHY IS J JONES NOT PLAYING TO STRETCH THE DEFENSE?) IS VERY CURIOUS.
Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 10:48 AM
PEOPLE KEEP TALKING ABOUT TRADES - IF ANYONE TO TRADE IT'S LEBRON. NOT WADE OR BOSH. LEBRON IS THE ONE WHO HAS NO NERVE FOR BIG MOMENTS. WADE DOES AND BOSH HAS UNIQUE SKILLS FOR A BIG.
PLUS YOU GET MORE IN TRADE FOR LEBRON.
HE HAS HIT HIS CEILING. HE WON'T GET ANY BETTER.
Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 10:51 AM
the problem is bosh, we need someone downlow who demands double teams with wade and james on the perimeter slashing. we dont need bosh standing out there taking jumper after jumper.
john wooden |
Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 11:32 AM
Wow some heat fans are fuking idiots.. So many cities would kill for the team we have down here.. So we lost three games, big fuking deal. If we lose three in a row in June then call for peoples heads. But until then put away your guillotines.
Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 01:35 PM
Here's the real deal...if they don't win it this year...it ain't gonna look pretty. Got all that Big 3 talent...but the heart will always be questioned until they win it all.
Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Boy...is this Heat blog weak.
I sure do miss the old Wade. We may have seen his best days already ...because remember alot smart NBA people said back when he was a one-man wrecking crew his career would be more of a "flash" due to his tasmanian devil style of play. Say what you want but...Heat are playing great going 8-1...then Wade returns and we lose 3 straight as his erratic play continues.
This condensed NBA schedule is insanely crazy. Injuries & depth are obvious keys...so the stubborn one Spo better watch the minutes & play his bench more. His tightening of the rotation now is risky as most teams continue building their bench players and monitoring the starter's minutes.
One last thing...when did playing "Miami Heat basketball" (as Lebron said after losing to the Clippers) ever include having the other team score 95 points and losing the game ? What do you think Kobe's post game comments would have been ? For me...the "heart" issue looms large.
Monday, January 16, 2012 at 08:08 AM
Kobe just scored 40 and lost to the Clippers.
Kobe's post-game would be condescending to the media, and critical of his teammates while trying to sound like mj. C'mon, we've seen and heard this for 10+ years, we know what to expect.
Why didn't Kobe (all NBA perimeter defender for years) guard Rose at the end of game 1, when everyone in the building knew Rose was going to create a shot? They sent old #ss Derek Fischer out to guard last years' MVP.
Greg Gembe |
Monday, January 16, 2012 at 01:16 PM
Bottom Line is simple. If this team doesn't win it all this year, they are simply not good enough as a unit and definately not well coached. The team came back mostly in tact unlike most of the NBA. Don't give me injuries and excuses, give me a championship or move on. Or maybe this team is the NBAs version of the Philly Eagles. You see what crappy coaching did to that team.
Monday, January 16, 2012 at 09:26 PM
The nba knows for sure that if you dont zone the Heat at the end of the 3 rd and all of the 4 th qtr your coach is an idiot. Spo has not figured out how to defend and beat a zone.
Bron must get in the middle or on the wing in the zone and move around. Hes worthless out front. There has to be much more ball n man movement w a center like Bosh sliding up and down from low to high block getting the ball and passing to a wing player. The center position is the key here. Sometimes you can overload a zone too and score.
One on one against the zone is a joke . Playing 4 on 5 against a zone is a joke. Bron n Wade are not good spot up shooters taking a shot w a defender in their faces whc shot is not a jump shot . They are poorer set shot and streaky shooters too and over dribble against the zone.
If the Heat dont take the time to make these changes, they will never get experience thru the year and thus lose during the playoffs.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 06:52 AM
How exactly do you defend a zone?
Greg Gembe |
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 08:08 AM
Ha ! Too funny !
Heat should have volumes of zone breaking tapes by season's end based on the regular doses they'll see.
But Greg...bottom line...how many titles does Kobe have ? Lebron ? Champions play with huge hearts no matter how well you like them or how they treat the press or teammates.
We need Curry playing now...! The Heat are playing 4 on 5 on offense and believe it or not...Curry will draw the double-team - HUGE !
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 08:56 AM
Karl Malone and John Stockton didn't play with heart???
Kobe doesn't always play with heart. Remember the playoffs game against the Suns where he was trying to prove a point about his teammates and didn't shoot the ball harldy at all? I remember. I believe it was a close out game also.
The Championship Ring arguement only goes so far and then you have to watch the player play and make a determination of his worth - ESPECIALLY in team sports. Tennis, bowling, darts, golf, boxing, etc... all one on one games. Go ahead and judge that person on his title accomplishments, team sports gets a little bit more involved.
Are you saying ZO didn't play with heart until 2006?
Greg Gembe |
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 09:26 AM
...and how do we know we NEED Curry??
Based on what?? Have we seen him play in the last 3 years?? We might want him to come in and play like ZO, but what if he plays like Stanley Roberts?? Hell, I'ld settle for a Micheal Doleac, but I don't believe he'll even reach that level.
Why again should we think that he is the answer?
Greg Gembe |
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 09:30 AM
you guys take things the wrong way you do not trade any of the big three..... but you can still improve..... listen to this, miller, anthony, pittman for okafor... somehow get mo williams... maybe they waive or he wants out..... mcgee from the wizards would fit low deal.... but dont think fine tooling the roster would be or cant be done..... like to hear what yall say but lets get with the program.... we're not far away from being that team... 007....
black the trucker |
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 09:46 AM
Greg...we need Curry cause the last time I looked at the current roster...he's our last hope for the Heat at center.
Who knows what's left...but why wait ? Break him in now to see what exactly his role could be and see what's left in his tank. Based on the average skill level of most NBA teams at the center position (look around...it's pretty pathetic!) I think he'll surprise...especially if he can draw that double-team on offense.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 10:34 AM
Last time I checked, the Heat were leading the NBA in points per game....and we are going to improve on that by adding an out-of-shape center, who hasn't played much in 3 years. I really can't be the only one who sees the humor in that. Curry is NOT a better defender than JA, and (see above) our offense seems to be working pretty good, zones and all.
Can't see sending two of our centers away to pick up Okafor either. Not that Okafor can't play, I like his game, but if he goes down, we are left with Curry - and his huge question marks - or Juwan Howard at the center position. Just my opinion, I'ld keep the cards we're holding now.
Greg Gembe |
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 10:49 AM
Why Curry? Again...the Heat lack frontline size & routinely get killed on the boards. Haslem is the only banger, Joel with his ping-pong paddle hands is the opposing team's rag doll, and Pittman just isn't ready.
You guys watch...just like Cole was a sleeper...I think Curry will help (how much...who knows?)and be an improvement from what we're getting currently and from last year's center contribution.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 11:38 AM
You're a good soldier Greg...not so sure Spo & Riley live in your comfort zone right now.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Thanks, I think. Although I was an Airman for 8+ years previously, not a soldier, but we were all on the same team.
I'm not nieve enough to think that we can't improve, but I don't oscillate back and forth with every win or lose, thinking we are the best team in the league and then we stink, all in the same week.
I, like everyone else, will route for Curry when he's in a Heat uniform, but, I, like everyone on this blog, have not seen him play in many months, and his last outings were not premier showings. That is why I'm reserved about seeing him as the missing piece to our offense and defense.
Spurs 9-0 at home, 0-4 on the road.
Keep the arena rocking tonight fans! I'll be watching the game on the NBA network.
Greg Gembe |
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 01:18 PM
Heat getting their A$$ handed to them right now at home. Awful Coaching, team clearly not prepared. BUMS!
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 08:46 PM
I think that it is time to start thinking about whether Spo is the guy moving forward. We Need to make a trade as well. I don't know what, but I would toss some possibilities out there with one of the big 3. Wade straight up for Howard? I don't know, but this team is not responding to Spo. Wade is also on the decline, reminiscent of a McGrady a few years back.
the truth |
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 08:58 PM
They won and my opinion still has not changed. BUMS!
Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 10:31 PM
They didn't just 'win'.
Your mind is made up regardless of what your eyes see. I bet you vote Democrat.
Greg Gembe |
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 08:11 AM
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