Miami Heat podcast: Ira Winderman on Beasley, Wade and playoffs

Sun-Sentinel reporter Ira Winderman joins host Surya Fernandez for a new episode of the FOX Sports Florida Miami Heat podcast to discuss the latest on the team.

Winderman gives his take on the signing of Michael Beasley for the rest of the season, whether or not Dwyane Wade can sustain his current high level of play and how he sees the Eastern Conference playoffs shaping up.

:30 — Have you seen improvement in Michael Beasley’s game in his third stint with the team?

1:15 — Do you think coach Erik Spoelstra will shorten his rotation as they enter the final part of the season?

2:05 — Is a power rotation including an effective but aging Chris Andersen be enough for next season?

3:20 — What do you make of the recent issues with Hassan Whiteside?

4:15 — What are the benefits of the Heat making the playoffs?

6:00 — Discussion on developing players beyond first round picks.

6:45 — What kind of match-ups would the Heat face in the first round in the playoffs if they make it?

7:50 — Will this tough schedule help prepare the team for the postseason?

8:45 — Can Wade’s keep playing at this high level and will it be enough to carry them into the playoffs?

10:22 — What else is missing from the Heat now that they’re mostly healthy?

11:15 — What is your pick to win the East?

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