Given a start in Sunday's exhibition loss to the Atlanta Hawks in place of sidelined Dwyane Wade, Mike Miller admitted he will have issues between playing stints with his balky back. The goal, he said, is to get some sort of exercise bike he can ride between shifts. "We'll figure it out," he said, going scoreless and attempting only two shots Sunday. "We have to do something. I'm good in spurts, and then it's hard." . . .
Joel Anthony.... Playoff MVP?
This is an excerpt from an ESPN insider article in which David Thorpe lists him MVP's for the playoffs. Guess who comes in at #10? Thats right, Joel Anthony.
"He has the worst hands I've ever seen from an NBA post player on offense. But there's no getting around his impact in the Heat's series against the Pacers. It wasn't his shot-blocking that made such a difference but his activity on defense overall. Showing on ball screens, helping on dribble penetration with his long arms, making plays above the rim and adding just enough catch-and-finish baskets in the paint off feeds from Wade and LeBron to make Indiana pay for leaving him open as often as it did.
Anthony is nowhere close to the player Chris Bosh is, but Indiana now knows it needed to account for him more than it did."
I know most people don't have ESPN insider, so i'm going to share an excerpt from an article on where Nash should land.
Miami Heat: Imagine the possibilities: Nash to Chris Bosh in the pick-and-pop. Nash to Dwyane Wade, or LeBron James, on the break. Nash as an off-the-ball option to spread the floor when Wade and James go to work in isolation. Nash breaking down the defense on close-outs and feeding a world-class athlete coming along the baseline from one corner or the other.
Nash could make a healthy Miami roster nearly unstoppable on offense, even given the lack of a knock-down 3-point shooter. This is his best chance to chase a ring and catch it."
Magic Johnson: "I want the critics to go quiet this man LeBron James was AWESOME that was one of the best performances I've ever seen Game 5 is gonna go to the Miami Heat you woke up a sleeping Giant in both Dwyane Wade and LeBron James watch out here come the Miami Heat!"
"It’s repetition, repetition, repetition. I’ve got to see it, got to feel it," Wade said. "Then tell myself, ‘This is how you do it.’
"It’s different. Just trying to see the ball go through the basket. This time of the year, especially as you go to the end of the season, going to the playoffs, you want to try to continue to work on your game all-around."
I'm making a Powerpoint on the Heat 2011-2012 season, if you guys have any pix and/or videos you think should be in there, post them here or email them to me. Anything to make this thing more badass than it already is, would be awesome. Thanks in advance
Kenyon Martin is expected to decide by this weekend which NBA team he’ll join, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs, Atlanta Hawks and New York Knicks have expressed interest in signing the veteran forward.