Heat podcast: Ira Winderman on trade deadline, possible playoff scenarios
Sun-Sentinel reporter Ira Winderman is back for another round of the FOX Sports Florida Miami Heat podcast.This time around Winderman and FOX Sports Florida’s Surya Fernandez discuss the recently concluded West Coast road trip as well as look ahead to the trading deadline and the playoff seeding battles to come in the second half of the season. What possible trade pieces Pat Riley could dangle to other teams to try to improve the team?
All of this and much more in the latest episode of our Heat podcast!
:20 — What kind of positives can the team take away from the five-game road trip out West?
1:10 — How does the team look with Hassan Whiteside joining the starting five and what can we expect from him moving forward?
2:25 — What can the Heat realistically offer with the trading deadline looming? Do you see Pat Riley making any major moves?
3:20 — Is it risky for Riley should he trade away Chris Andersen to improve another aspect of the roster?
4:20 — How did Shabazz Napier look with increased minutes during the road trip and is the guard rotation a concern?
5:30 — How much tinkering do you feel Riley would do to the roster at this point of the season or will they stay pat?
7:05 — Is the plan to stay flexible for 2016 a wise decision or is it a little overblown?
7:55 — What does the East playoff picture look like midway through the season?
9:00 — The Heat seem to play better and more focused on the road. Why is that?
9:50 — The team looks much more dangerous when they’re sharing the ball and the scoring is more spread out. Can they continue to build on what they’ve learned so far?
10:30 — Can Dwyane Wade stay healthy down the stretch after missing several games with injuries and can they string together a significant win streak?
11:40 — Taking a look at the East elite teams and how the standings might look as the season progresses.