Tweet of the Night: Dwyane Wade proud to see the success of Mario Chalmers in a Grizzlies uniform

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No matter what role he was given, Mario Chalmers never had doubt in his ability to be one of the better point guards in the league with the Miami Heat. Unfortunately, he never was handed the keys to display what he could do while playing with ball-dominant stars like Dwyane Wade and LeBron James. In fact, his role was largely limited to being a spot-up 3-point shooter and being a defender. With the Memphis Grizzlies, it appears Chalmers will have more of an opportunity to

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PODCAST: Whiteside’s days in Miami are numbered

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Quite the performance by Hassan Whiteside of the Heat in Tuesday night’s loss to the Hawks: 23 points on 11-for-12 shooting, 14 rebounds and four blocks in just 31 minutes. If Dwyane Wade had not come down with a migraine, the Heat might actually be 3-1 instead of 2-2. Folks in Miami are rightfully thrilled about the emergence last season and this season by Whiteside, but here is the bad news: Unless Miami plans to renounce its right to Dwyane Wade,

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Scotto: Sheridan Hoops Top 10 Shooting Guards

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The familiar days of Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade leading the shooting guard rankings are over. In fact, Bryant, Wade and Monta Ellis are the only players over 30 to crack our top 10 rankings at the position. James Harden, Klay Thompson and Jimmy Butler are the new – and younger – top dogs at the position. DeMar DeRozan, Bradley Beal and Khris Middleton are three rising young stars listed that could vault within the top five by next season. Shooting guard is thin

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Five Things To Watch: Miami Heat

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At Presidents’ Weekend last season, the Miami Heat were in the running to make the playoffs in their first season following LeBron James’ departure. Chris Bosh told SheridanHoops after the All-Star Game that he was excited for Miami’s playoff push. Then came the shocking news that Bosh would miss the rest of the season with blood clots on his lungs. Without him, the Heat missed the postseason for the first time since 2008, the year before Erik Spoelstra took over as

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Scotto: Top 25 Free Agents of 2016

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Will Kevin Durant be the next superstar to opt for a change of scenery in the summer of 2016? If not, could it be Dwight Howard instead? (Yes, again) Will someone change teams and then change his mind during the moratorium period again like DeAndre Jordan did? One thing is for sure, the salary cap is going up dramatically next summer – projected to be in the $90 million range – and roughly 20 teams will have room for at least one maximum salary contract. In

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Will Dwyane Wade continue to decline or bounce back?

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Dwyane Wade’s PER and Offensive Reb Pct have declined in 3 straight seasons. His effective field goal percentage took a 12.3% nosedive from the previous season. Defensively, his block and steal rates were the lowest of his career. Can Wade bounce back from this decline and return to an elite level or will we continue to see Wade fade?   [Read more…]

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Tweet of the Night: NBA players appreciate the greatness of Serena and Venus Williams

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Serena Williams and Venus Williams have long been recognized as some of the greatest women’s tennis players of all-time, and their abilities were on display during the quarterfinal match of this year’s U.S. Open on Tuesday. Aside from their individual talents, much of the intrigue of this particular matchup came from the fact that they are siblings (although they have played against each other plenty of times in the past) and where their respective careers are headed. Serena Williams won the contest

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