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ASK IRA: Is a positional switch in Bam Adebayo's Heat future?

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

Q: The question for the Heat going forward is whether Bam Adebayo can be a point forward like Draymond Green, Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James. While Erik Spoelstra's small ball has been effective, Bam is undersized against the Embiids and Jokics in today's game, and with Spo's defense, the Heat are left undersized when Bam switches out front without a rim protector/rebounder behind him. I feel Pat Riley envisioned Bam as a power forward playing alongside Hassan Whiteside when he drafted him. Maybe it's time for Spo to revisit Bam's role. - Michael, Boca Raton.
A: Except, and I know...
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ASK IRA: Could Erik Spoelstra go with revolving-door Heat lineups?

1 month ago   |   By Boston Herald

Q: Hi, Ira. OK, this might be a good problem for Erik Spoelstra to have, but what if Victor Oladipo outplays Tyler Herro during training camp? He might be as good offensively and probably better defensively. If the Heat are, in fact, a meritocracy, could things play out that way where Tyler remains the sixth man or are they more in need of showcasing him for a possible trade down the line, maybe right before the trade deadline? I'm concerned that would cause some locker room issues. - Eddie, South Bend, Ind.
A: I believe it is more a matter of best fit, both for the starting lineup and the...
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