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Hassan Whiteside says he's planning to rebound, block shots, etc., "but I don't really know the plays."
New Heat Hassan Whiteside says one of his jobs here is "dunking on people."
A woman just recognized me at our remote broadcast-because she thought I was Ben Savage. Was hard telling her I wasn't bc she was so happy.
Norris Cole says the splint on his finger affects everything but his shot. Expects to play tonight.
Spoelstra says Heat views Hassan Whiteside as developmental prospect that it wants to invest time in
Heat says Wade out tonight and Cole probable and Chris Andersen out for undetermined length of time
Bosh on the weird season: "It's fun."
Figure on Hassan Whiteside only if absolutely needed tonight, with Haslem and McRoberts next two in power rotation after Bosh, Shawne.
Heat tonight shapes up as Norris Cole probable with finger; Dwyane Wade out with hamstring; Chris Andersen out with ankle and flu.
Spoelstra repeatedly stressed that Whiteside is being viewed as a "developmental player". Will need time to acclimate to Heat culture/system
Spoelstra says that Wade will not play tonight. MRI on Birdman didn't reveal significant damage, he will still be out for the time being.
Erik Spoelstra said today that Chris Andersen will be out "a little while," but it does appear that Norris Cole will play tonight.
Wade (hamstring) definitely out tonight vs. Golden State.
Norris Cole went through shootaround today and he likely will be available tonight against the Warriors.
Steve Kerr: "Cole is a really good player, but Napier is playing so well that they seem similar."
Erik Spoelstra says the MRI on Chris Andersen's sprained ankle turned out to be not as bad as it looked on video.
Wade (hamstring) went through some of shootaround today, but not all. Erik Spoelstra not tipping his hand, but sounds doubtful to me.
Chris Andersen (sprained ankle) is also out with the flu. He'll be "out a little while" according to Spoelstra.
Erik Spoelstra says Norris Cole (dislocated finger) went through shootaround and has a splint on his finger. Spoelstra sounds optimistic.
Looks like Andrew Bogut will play tonight vs. Heat. He participated in shootaroiund (has an orbital contusion)..
Of course, Roy Hibbert is a monster and a big part of that. But IND handled the offensive-juggernaut Mavs last night in DAL without him.
Frank Vogel's doing a helluva job. Lose DPOY candidate Paul George, Lance. Gives Copeland + Luis Scola heavy minutes. Still, a Top-10 D.
Tony Brothers, Kevin Cutler, Leroy Richardson your referees for tonight's Heat-Warriors, 7:30 p.m., AmericanAirlines Arena (Sun Sports).
The only reason you delay the announcement until night hours is to foster a scene like this.
The Wade family hearts and prayers go out the the Brown family..
My thoughts and prayers are with Mike Brown and the people of Ferguson. We have to stand up for wats right as a people and as a nation.
Obama said nothing he really wanted to say. He's so disappointed in his country. You can see it in his eyes. Once again America failed him.
So my question is are we really moving for justice, peace, and equality or for the attention it brings?
As African American we lost a lot of our fight. MLK and others fought every day. Not just when someone dies.
Once again a system can not fail who it wasn't meant to protect. I'm not surprised at all. I'm just shocked that we keep letting it happen
My heart goes out to Mike Browns family. We truly live in a corrupt world. May God protect them and help them find peace.
It's been said that you can indict a ham sandwich in this country.....
Jesus help us.
And now Bills block Jets punt for a touchdown to go up 24-3 in Detroit. If Dolphins can't beat these Jets twice in December....
The Heat's release of Shannon Brown shouldn't surprise. Miami needs size, and Brown was having trouble getting time w/ Wade out.
Even with Shannon Brown waived, it remains unlikely Dwyane Wade plays Tuesday and Cole also is unlikely to return from dislocated finger.
... Heat wanted depth inside with Chris Andersen nursing ankle injury.Opted for Whiteside over Khem Birch, who had good moments in preseason
... Whiteside, 7-0, a former second-round pick out of Marshall, was excelling in NBDL.Has played in 19 NBA games,all for Kings, from 2010-12
Whiteside will wear No. 21 for Heat.
Heat have waived Shannon Brown to make room for Hassan Whiteside.
Heat signs center Hassan Whiteside and waives guard Shannon Brown. Heat keeps Andre Dawkins over Brown.
The Jets who the Dolphins will see next Monday are down 14-3 at half to Buffalo, being outgained 186-81.Vick:6-15-42 yds, sacked three times
The dude from Mad Men is singing the National Anthem??
Cavs cruising in CLE (LeBron 22 & 7 at half). Clippers up 3 in CHAR. Blazers trailing in PHIL, which eliminates them from West playoffs.
Duke Johnson said "50/50" if he returns for his senior year, but it would be surprising if he returns.Said nothing more to prove in college
Lou Williams (East) & DeMarcus Cousins (West) named NBA Players of Week. Bosh & Chalmers among East nominees, A. Davis, M. Gasol in West.
Toronto's Lou Williams and Sacramento's DeMarcus Cousins named players of the week.
Heat's Chris Bosh and Mario Chalmers nominated, but Toronto's Lou Williams named NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
Updated numbers: Ed Davis with Kobe on-court: 8.3 points and 9.7 rebs per 36 minutes. Ed Davis w/ Kobe off-court: 18.9 points and 12.1 rebs.
Ja'Wuan James(stinger) said he could have played in second half yesterday but coaches opted not to use him,concerned injury would affect him
Important to make distinction pts/100 above league-average. League-average offense is 103.2 pts/100. In '12 it was 99.9. In '03 it was 97.2.
Dallas Mavericks on pace for best offense ever. Also: best offense in a loooong time thru 14 games. http://t.co/3tkn54BjIB
Tests on Jamar Taylor's separated shoulder revealed no structural damage. Wants to return to field very quickly,but Fins might be cautious.
Dolphins DC Kevin Coyle on yesterday's tackling: "Not acceptable."
Philbin twice today used the Al Golden line "It starts with me."Said fundamentals lacking Sunday and said head coach is responsible for that
The Wizards' average margin is +3.4. They're a No. 2 seed in East. The Pelicans' average margin is +3.9. Not in the West playoff field.
OKC is now 0-6 when the score is within 3 in the final minute. Just a heart-wrenching season so far.
David Lee remains out, with Andrew Bogut, Leandro Barbosa listed as questionable for Warriors Tue. vs. Heat due to injuries sustained Sunday
This made me chuckle: http://t.co/wQGfc56xCQ
Kobe and Anthony Davis average ~same number of points (26.7 vs. 26.3). Kobe needs 8 more team possessions to get there.
D-League source confirms to Sun Sentinel this morning that Heat will call up shot-blocking center Hassan Whiteside from Iowa Energy.