Found December 09, 2011 on
New York Knicks
New Orleans Pelicans
Q: How likely is a Heat lineup of Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Shane Battier, Mike Miller and Chris Bosh? And what do you think about it? — Aaron.
A: Look, I believe without any further moves, the Heat already have their closing lineup. If the opposition goes bigger, it could be Bosh, Udonis Haslem, LeBron, Wade and either Miller or Battier. If the opposition goes small, then you could remove Haslem from that mix for both Miller and Battier. What the Heat don’t have is a starting lineup, and, honestly, I don’t think that it’s that big a deal. The realty is Bosh can be the closer at center and Wade, Miller or LeBron the de facto point guards at the finish. The Heat’s starting center and point guard could find themselves merely playing nominal minutes.
Q: I believe Eddy Curry is going to do well in the Heat culture. Any truth to Chauncey Billups in a Heat uniform? He would be a huge upgrade over Bibby. — Chet.
A: I think Eddy has a chance, perhaps the second coming of Ike Austin. Bu...
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Free agent forward Shane Battier says he will sign with the Miami Heat.
Battier announced his decision in a series of posts to his Twitter account Thursday morning. The 33-year-old is entering his 10th NBA season, having previously played for Memphis and Houston.
For his career, Battier has averaged 9.6 points and 4.7 rebounds. He's the first free agent to announce a decision...
Again, proving the theory that Lebron is still a big kid at heart:(Courtesy of Sportress of Blogitude)
Shane Battier said at this point in his career, he only wants "a winning role." He figures his best chance of that is with the Miami Heat. Battier said Thursday morning that he would sign with the Eastern Conference champion Heat, the club that let him know as soon as the free-agency shopping window formally opened this week that he was their top signing priority -- even though it has...
MIAMI (AP) --Shane Battier said at this point in his career, he only wants "a winning role."
He figures his best chance of that is with the Miami Heat.
Battier said Thursday morning that he would sign with the Eastern Conference champion Heat, the club that let him know as soon as the free-agency shopping window formally opened this week that he was their top signing...
Free agent forward Shane Battier, whom the Bulls showed minor interest in, posted on his Twitter account that he plans to sign with the Miami Heat on Friday.
OK, this is going to be really, really difficult given the mountain-moving changes that have happened in the NBA over the past 24 hours, but this is going to be a column about how the Shane Battier signing is basketball-smart, financially smarter and simply makes the Heat better.
The Miami Heat have made a move to upgrade their bench ahead of the start of NBA season later this month, agreeing to a contract with forward Shane Battier.
Battier announced his intention to join the Heat on his Twitter feed, saying the chance to win a championship was the major factor behind his decision.
"The Lockout gave me a lots of time to consider what was important...
I do not mean to sensationalize. I am just stating fact. Stephen A. Smith was “Heated Up” last week on ESPN’s First Take. He went on a diatribe, which is normal for Stephen A. He was talking about how LeBron should man up and be more like Kobe, and he should embrace being the bad [...]
With Butler off board, it's unclear where they'll turn to upgrade at shooting guardOn the wild final day before training camps across the NBA opened, the Heat added Shane Battier to an already solid defensive team; the Knicks stood poised to sign Tyson Chandler and the league scuttled the Lakers' bid to acquire Chris Paul.