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The Detroit Pistons are looking into the possibility of trading for Miami Heat point guard Norris Cole, league sources tell Northeast Ohio Media Group. Miami has sent the word out that the 26-year-old defensive specialist can be had. There's nothing imminent at this point and talks have been described as "exploratory," a source said. Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Asked about a Yahoo! report that the Heat offered McRoberts in a package for center Brook Lopez, Riley said the Heat hadn’t offered anyone to anybody. Miami Herald

With regard to 2016, when the Heat could have $50 million in cap space, Riley said: “I’m not so sure that what we did in 2010 is anywhere close to what you can do in 2016. The rules have changed. Players can force you into sign and trades. “For a player to turn down a five-year guaranteed deal at home and major max money, he must really have to hate where he’s at or love where he’s going. It’s going to be approached differently. But at least we want to have the flexibility of having it. I would much rather have it than not." Miami Herald

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Norris Cole is content on being a member of the Miami Heat. He also knows anything is possible around this time of year. With trade rumors starting to swirl around the league, Cole is focusing only on his current situation. As of now, he is the Heat's backup point guard. That is his only concern. "Anything is possible," Cole said before Friday's game against the Sacramento Kings. "I know the business of the NBA. I just try to control what I can control and don't worry about it, at least try not to. Obviously, we're human." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Cole is aware that the Heat might be shopping him around, but he said on Friday morning that it’s not a distraction. “Until I hear something and see the writing on the paper, I’m a member of the team I’m on now,” Cole said. “I want to help my teammates and help us to win, and that’s all I concentrate on. Until it’s in black and white, I really don’t consider it.” Miami Herald

Cole and the Heat couldn’t agree on a rookie-scale contract extension in October, so he will be a restricted free agent this summer. “I have to remain professional,” Cole said. “It wouldn’t be fair to my teammates if I become a problem or anything, so I remain professional and play to win. I’m a winner. I’m a champion.” Miami Herald

"Welcome to the NBA," Spoelstra said. "Once you get to this month, it's rumors and stories out there are wild and 99 percent of them don't come true. You control what you can control. That's part of building mental toughness. We talk about it all the time. Does it affect your paycheck? Does it affect you doing your job? No." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

January 16, 2015 Updates

The Houston Rockets were also probing the Nets on Lopez too, league sources said. The Miami Heat have also remained connected to discussions on Lopez, sources said. The Thunder and Nets were discussing a larger package for the one-time All-Star center that included guard Jeremy Lamb and center Kendrick Perkins from the Thunder, league sources said. Yahoo! Sports

January 15, 2015 Updates

Chris Mannix: Miami expressed interest in Brook Lopez, but that interest was minimal, a league source said. Per @WojYahooNBA, Nets ramping up trade talks. Twitter @ChrisMannixSI

A report surfaced yesterday indicating the Nets are still talking to teams about Brook Lopez and the Heat has shown strong interest. Lionel Hollins doesn't believe he needs to address it with his players. "I don't really get into the trade talks or even talk to them about that," the Nets coach said. "I just say that no matter where you are, you have to give all you have until you are not there anymore because that's the business that we are in. When there's rumors about a coach getting fired, he can't quit coaching until he's not the coach anymore, and it's the same way when there's rumors about trades. "You can't quit playing because rumors don't always come true." Newsday

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