HoopsHype Norris Cole rumors

April 3, 2013 Updates

Ray Allen not only watched it prior to entering the Heat’s locker room Tuesday night, but he called over Heat teammates — such as Norris Cole, Udonis Haslem and Dwyane Wade — to watch. “I mean, it was just despicable,” Allen said. “Not only as a parent, but I think about where I went, the places I’ve gone in my career, my parents kind of lent me to all these other people. I’ve been raised not only by Mom and Dad, but by several coaches, AAU coaches, high school coaches and then my college coach, and all of them had a hand in getting me to who I am today. And not to mention the teachers that I grew up under, learning, so we trust in the people we lend our kids off to, to help them grow. And I only hope when I let my kids go, there’s somebody watching them and growing and making sure they do that.” Palm Beach Post

April 1, 2013 Updates

Norris Cole had some great quotes on what it's like to play with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Ray Allen: When asked what it's like to play with so many stars in Miami, Norris Cole had this to say: “It’s great, it’s like going to school every day. I get to learn a lot from each and every one of them. I never have to force a play because I always have LeBron on the left, D-Wade on the right, Ray Allen on the wing, Chris Bosh down low and Mike Miller coming off of the bench. It’s great to have so many weapons like that. I just want to continue to get better and make the game easier for them." Sulia

February 19, 2013 Updates

How do you maintain Christian values in view of the pressure you face on the national stage? Norris Cole: It can be tough to maintain Christian values with the pressure of a national stage, but you just have to be disciplined. I try to shelter myself from different situations, read on a consistent basis and try to attend worship service. I found a church in Miami that I attend — Miami Gardens Church of Christ. In my hometown of Dayton, Ohio, I attend Webster Street Church of Christ. They give me the strength I need in order to overcome any situation. Christian Chronicle

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The pursuit of more players may not stop there for the Heat, though they won't break up the team to do it. The Heat have no interest in including point guard Norris Cole or center Joel Anthony in any sign-and-trade scenarios, a source said, meaning anyone interested in playing for them (veterans such as shooting guard Raja Bell and center Marcus Camby) will have to settle for the minimum. SI.com

July 7, 2012 Updates

Free agent center Marcus Camby’s scheduled Saturday visit to South Florida to meet with the Heat was postponed Saturday morning because the Heat no longer has its $3.1 million mid level exception (which is going to Ray Allen) and Camby wants to see if there’s a possibility if the Heat and Houston Rockets can work out a sign-and-trade that would deliver him a salary in that range or higher. The Heat and Rockets have had discussions about a sign-and-trade, according to an NBA source, with Joel Anthony, Norris Cole and a future first-round draft pick among the potential pieces to a deal. Miami Herald

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Amid the buzz created by the Tuesday breakout performance of rookie Norris Cole against the Boston Celtics Spoelstra stressed what is most gratifying at this stage is the youthful versatility he has available at the position, when also factoring in fourth-year starter Mario Chalmers. "We have two great, young point guards that we think bring two different things to the table that we really like," Spoelstra said before the Heat faced the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena, "and, most importantly, help our team win. "We like it. They're both young. We feel as comfortable as anybody in the league, two young point guards under 25 that bring different skill sets." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

December 28, 2011 Updates

But Cole, strangely, was uniquely prepared for this game, in which the Celtics went to a zone defense triple the total number of possessions (8) they zoned Miami in all of 2010-11. Cole’s Cleveland State team saw zone on 15 percent of all their possessions last season, with 78 and 313 used by Cole for a shot, assist or turnover, and Cole scored nearly nine points for every ten of those possessions. Seventeen of the zone possessions Tuesday came in Cole’s big fourth quarter. “I knew the spots that were going to be open, just from the sets that we were drawing up,” Cole said. “It was in spots where they kick it and there’s a shooting pocket. You step in and knock it down.” NBA.com

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