HoopsHype Shane Battier rumors

February 20, 2014 Updates

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February 19, 2014 Updates

But Thursday's 3 p.m. deadline still tends to hover in the locker rooms of even the NBA's most stable franchises. "Every team is different," forward Shane Battier said, with the Heat's primary focus on Thursday's nationally televised game against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. "I've been on teams where everybody's been on high alert, 'This could be it.' And you're looking at moving your family and everything that goes along with a trade. I've been on other teams where it hasn't been an issue. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Battier also doesn't equate an eerie quiet to ultimate deadline silence. "We all understand what the trade deadline is about," he said, "and if they can make a move, they're going to make it. It's not about what people have done last year or last couple of years or whatever. It's about what can we do in 2014. "And if this team can make a move and improve itself and give itself a shot to win a championship, they're going to do it." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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On Monday night the Miami Heat attended Shane Battier’s annual karaoke party for charity, Battioke. The event benefits the Battier Take Charge Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to providing resources for the development and education of under-served youth and teens. Many members of the Heat help out by performing at the event, and while none of these guys are exactly pros, most can somewhat carry a tune. And then there’s Chris Bosh. For The Win

January 26, 2014 Updates

The Rockets will look into hiring Shane Battier in a management role once Battier retires from basketball. “Of the players we’ve had, Shane Battier is a guy I felt could be a great head coach. He’s so smart though, he’s told me maybe he doesn’t want to do it because it’s too much work. He hasn’t decided what he wants to do later, but he might be interested in personnel, and that’s something we would be interested in talking to him about.” Clutchfans

January 25, 2014 Updates

Forward Shane Battier's annual karaoke event has become one of the Heat's most popular fundraisers. Without Allen, Battier might not have ever come up with the idea. Battier copied the function from Allen, who did a similar event when he was with Seattle SuperSonics. Battier picked up on it when he was playing with the Houston Rockets. "I started it in Seattle," Allen said. "The guy who I worked with actually ended up moving to Houston and working with Shane. That's how they got the idea going there … [Battier] told me last year, he said, 'that's where I got the idea from.' " South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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"Defensively, we’re not ready to play. So, what specifically? It’s a myriad of things," Battier said. "We’re just not taking away much. Usually, when our defense is clicking, we’re taking away a few things out of the other team’s offense, and living with other parts of the other team's offense. Right now, other teams have the full menu of what they want to get. It’s paint shots, it’s threes, it’s transition. So we need to get back to taking away what we want to take away and living with the rest." Bleacher Report

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Shane Battier said he's played with "numerous" players "who played basketball because they were athletic and they could make a lot of money. But given a choice, if there was no NBA, would those people be playing basketball in a gym somewhere? No. Multiple. Numerous." How numerous? Battier estimated the number at around 30 percent of the NBA. "Yeah, it happens," Chris Bosh said. "I think the NBA weeds those guys out. I mean, some dudes do it because they love it, but then the competition gets a lot higher and it gets more demanding, and you see if you really love the game. There's nothing wrong with that. If you're not invested totally into it mentally and emotionally, you're not going to be the best player you can be." Bleacher Report

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