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Former Top Pick Shabazz Napier Speaks on Being Traded by Heat

Earlier today, Ira Winderman of The Sun Sentinel had a chance to catch up with former Miami Heat point guard, Shabazz Napier. The 2014 first round draft pick is in Miami for a 7:30 pm exhibition bout versus his former team. During a break from warmups, Napier reflected on his time with the Heat: “It was a great experience, it was a great learning experience,” Napier said. “To...
Via Heat Nation
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Shabazz Napier Reportedly Traded Because Heat Didn’t Believe He Was ‘Good Enough’

To the surprise of many, second-year guard Shabazz Napier was traded over the weekend to the Orlando Magic for essentially nothing. Now we may know why that may have been the case. According to Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald, Napier was traded for just a second-round draft pick because the Heat “didn’t believe in him.” The exact reason is specified in the following quote...
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July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Heat Trade Roxbury Native Shabazz Napier To Orlando Magic

Shabazz Napier is on the move. The former UConn point guard hand-selected by LeBron James to be drafted by the Miami Heat was traded by the club, months removed from his rookie campaign,” according to Yahoo! Sports. The Roxbury, Mass., native is joining the Orlando Magic. In exchange, Miami receives a heavily protected second-round pick. That 2016 second-round pick the Magic will...
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Shabazz Napier Makes Wild Trick Shot From Half Court While Seated (Video)

When the Miami Heat drafted Shabazz Napier in June, they knew they were getting an excellent shooter. The Massachusetts native and former UConn Husky shot 40.5 percent from downtown in his final collegiate season and his sharp-shooting abilities were a big reason the Heat used a first-round draft pick on him. That said, it’s doubtful that the Heat believed he would be able to...
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Shabazz Napier having trouble adjusting to ball the NBA uses

Shabazz Napier did not look sharp in his professional debut during the NBA summer league. The former UConn star, who led his team to an improbable national championship back in April, shot 28-for-102 from the field and turned the ball over 38 times. Napier had eight turnovers in his first summer league game, which is […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Shabazz Napier’s 2014 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot

Miami Heat point guard Shabazz Napier held his 2014 NBA Rookie Photo Shoot today. Here are some of the best pictures brought to you by Photo Credit: Nathaniel S. Butler Photo Credit: Brian Babineau Photo Credit: Steve Freeman Photo Credit: Brian Babineau Photo Credit: Nathaniel S. Butler Photo Credit: Steve Freeman Photo Credit: Brian Babineau Photo Credit: Brian Babineau...
Via Heat Nation
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Napier struggles again as Heat fall to Pacers in summer league

ORLANDO -- First-round pick Shabazz Napier struggled from the field again on Thursday night as the Heat fell 84-74 to the Pacers in summer league action. James Ennis scored 17 points and Tyler Johnson chipped in with 12, but the Heat were out-rebounded 44-26. Napier made just 2 of his 13 shots from the field for seven points and is now 14-for-51 (27.4 percent) in four summer league...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Shabazz Napier cuts down on turnovers again in third game with Heat

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The on-the-court education of Miami Heat rookie guard Shabazz Napier continued Tuesday at the Orlando Pro Summer League. Off the court, he prefers to be left in the dark regarding all the free-agent speculation and commotion surrounding the team that acquired his draft rights two weeks ago. While the former UConn point guard saw his turnover totals go down for the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Heat Videos: Shabazz Napier’s Introduction to Miami

Just in case you missed it, the Heat officially introduced Shabazz Napier to the city of Miami yesterday. Watch the full video along with the introductory presser. The post Miami Heat Videos: Shabazz Napier’s Introduction to Miami appeared first on Heat Nation.
Via Heat Nation
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: Grading the 2014 draft

When looking at the draft grade for the Miami Heat, I cannot help but think about everything that has taken place within the last week. LeBron James decided opt out of his contract, followed by Dwyane Wade, Udonis Haslem and now Chris Bosh. Thus, with the following players opting out of their contracts, other role players opting out and Norris Cole as the only player on the roster...
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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