HoopsHype Norris Cole rumors

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Cole's teammates rave about his poise at such a young age, along with his leadership, speed and defense. Those traits have helped him earn a major role on a team that knows anything other than a championship is a failure. They've also made him one of the more intriguing young players in the league. Cole is under contract through 2013-14 with the Heat having a team option for the 2014-15 season, but after that he will be eligible for free agency. When looking that far down the line, Cole mentions becoming an All-Star and continuing to win at a high rate amongst his goals. Ideally, he won't have to move to accomplish them. USA Today Sports

June 4, 2013 Updates

With Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals long decided and the bench players running out final moments of the Heat’s win over the Pacers, Norris Cole and Jeff Pendergraph were ejected. NBCSports.com

May 23, 2013 Updates

Norris Cole could have been a little more subtle about this low blow to David West. It was the culmination of an extremely physical Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers. For The Win

April 25, 2013 Updates

Norris Cole joked today during the Heat's shootaround at Marquette that you can't go inside a room at Al McGuire Center without seeing at least three pictures or references to Dwyane Wade. For example, Wade has four different pictures or plaques hanging on the walls of Marquette's practice gym. In fact, each wall inside the gym as a reference to Wade. Miami Herald

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

June 20, 2012 Updates

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