Miami Heat podcast: Ira Winderman talks end of regular season, NBA awards

As the NBA regular season near its conclusion, Sun Sentinel reporter Ira Winderman joins host Surya Fernandez for the latest episode of the FOX  Sports Florida Miami Heat podcast to discuss the latest with the team. What led to the disappointing end of the season and where do the Heat go from here?

We also delve into Winderman’s picks for the annual NBA awards given out to the most deserving players and much more.

If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, feel free to reach the host at @SuryaHeatNBA on Twitter and via email at

0:30 — What, in your opinion, was the biggest reason for the Heat’s late-season collapse?

1:40 — What’s your gut feeling with what happens to Luol Deng, who can opt out, and impending free agent Goran Dragic in the offseason?

3:00 — Evaluate the Heat’s roster for next season and which reserves do you see coming back?

4:15 — What happens to the Heat’s first round pick if it falls out of the top 10?

6:00 — Can the Heat trade their pick if they end up retaining it?

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6:35 — If the Heat have a lottery pick, should they go for the best player available or draft a position in need?

Reviewing Ira’s picks for the NBA awards:

7:15 — Most Valuable Player

7:45 — Coach of the Year

8:30 — Defensive Player of the Year

8:45 — Sixth Man of the Year

9:25 — Most Improved Player

10:15 — Rookie of the Year

10:45 — All-NBA Team

11:25 — MVP for the Miami Heat

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