HoopsHype Shane Battier rumors

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“Risk has been mitigated,” said Shane Battier, a 12-year veteran known for his ability to rely on analytics to find subtle, effective ways to impact games. “It’s like playing blackjack in the casino. Teams are giving themselves the best opportunity to shave off a few percentage points and improve their chances of success.” Washington Post

October 20, 2013 Updates

And then you ask him this: What's been the most stressful event of his NBA career, one that has already covered 12 seasons, one that he's seriously thinking of ending after this, his 13th? "Oh," Battier said. "Game 7. Indiana. My first DNP." That was June 3, 2013, a night on which the Miami Heat's championship aspirations were on the line—and a night on which one of their most respected, valuable players was watching from the sideline for all 48 minutes. "That was, from a pride standpoint, a hurtful few days for me," Battier admitted to Bleacher Report this week. "It was low. It was probably the lowest I've been in my basketball career. And I know there were reasons for it. But the way I internalize it, it was the first time in my life a coach said, 'Our best chance of winning does not involve you.' And that's never happened to me before in my life. So from a professional standpoint, from a teammate standpoint, that was, it was hurtful." Bleacher Report

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Aside from the Los Angeles Lakers’ outsized amount of national TV games, the other major takeaway from the NBA’s 2013-14 schedule release is the Miami Heat’s holiday workload. The two-time defending champions have games on Thanksgiving weekend and Christmas Day, and what’s more, they’re both on the road. Veteran Heat forward Shane Battier isn’t thrilled with this development: Shane Battier: The schedule I got said that we are on the road for Xmas and Turkey Day. I think I received a bad copy. For The Win

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Shane Battier’s contract is set to expire after the 2013-2014 season, making him a lucrative trade chip for the Miami Heat — which might be one of the reasons why the 34-year-old forward is selling in South Beach. Two weeks removed from hoisting the Larry O’Brien Trophy for the second time in as many years, Battier has hoisted his Coconut Beach home onto the market. Realtor

It’s a rather quick turnover for Battier, who paid $1.6 million for the residence in June 2012. He now asks $1.895 million for the Mediterranean-style home, which at 4,800 square feet is roughly a third the size of teammate Chris Bosh’s waterfront mansion. Described as charming and well-maintained, Battier’s residence features a gourmet kitchen, a covered patio area with a pool and a downstairs office with a “cabana bath.” Each of the home’s bedroom suites sports private terraces, and the master bath comes with his and her walk-in closets. Realtor

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