HoopsHype Norris Cole rumors


February 19, 2015 Updates
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February 14, 2015 Updates

Danny Granger: And it sure seemed, based on word out of Detroit, that Riley was looking to make Granger a plus-one in any Cole deal. Granger otherwise is on the Heat's books at $2.2 million next season at his option. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

February 11, 2015 Updates

An Eastern Conference general manager said Tuesday the Heat likely lacks the assets to make a meaningful move before the Feb. 19 trade deadline. He said Norris Cole has been mentioned in trade talks “but what are you going to get for him? He’s a backup. They don’t have much to give up. Josh McRoberts would have value for a team out of the playoffs. Birdman [Chris Andersen] would have value for a playoff team but a playoff team is not trading you a quality [wing] for him.” Miami Herald

A source in contact with Detroit confirmed the Pistons offered impending free agent power forward Jonas Jerebko to the Heat for Cole. But as MLLive.com reported, Detroit rejected Miami’s demand that the Pistons also take Danny Granger, who’s due $2.2 million next season. Miami Herald

February 5, 2015 Updates

With 41 seconds left and the Timberwolves up one, Norris Cole inbounded the ball to Whiteside, Whiteside passed it back to him, then Cole sent Whiteside back out of bounds and handed him the ball to inbound it again. If anyone wants an explanation for why that took place, they will not be getting it from the Heat locker room. Whiteside: “I don’t really know. I don’t really know what the mix-up was. But that play don’t even matter because they didn’t score on it.” Cole: “I’m not really sure, but they didn’t score off of it, so it let me rest my mind easier. That’s not the reason we lost the game.” Palm Beach Post

January 30, 2015 Updates
January 27, 2015 Updates

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

January 26, 2015 Updates
January 17, 2015 Updates

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

January 16, 2015 Updates
December 10, 2014 Updates

James believes Dellavedova reminds him of a former teammate that helped the Heat win two titles. "I had Norris Cole on my team in Miami," James said. "He was the same type of guy. We called him the pit bull. You just put him out there on anybody and he's always going to be successful and know you can never discredit how he goes about the game and how hard he plays. You put him out there for 20 seconds and it will be the hardest 20 seconds he ever played, like he'll never play again... Everything they do won't show up in the box score but teammates and people that know the game know he made an impact." Cleveland Plain Dealer

December 6, 2014 Updates

Norris Cole and forward Luol Deng moved a step closer to returning to the court. Both were able to complete Saturday's practice, a day before the Heat faces the Memphis Grizzlies at FedEx Forum. "I'm feeling better, a lot better," Cole said. "I was able to go through more practice. I felt good. We'll see what happens (Sunday)." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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