Miami Heat podcast: Ira Winderman previews the upcoming West Coast road trip
Sun Sentinel beat reporter Ira Winderman joins us for another edition of the FOX Sports Florida Miami Heat podcast in which we preview the upcoming West Coast road trip and look back on a difficult slump that culminated in their worst loss of the season against the Houston Rockets. We also take a look at the Heat’s point guard rotation and the many challenges that head coach Erik Spoelstra faces trying to turn this team around.
All this and much more in our newest podcast episode.
:15 — What went wrong for the Miami Heat in their blowout loss to the Houston Rockets on Saturday?
1:15 — Is the Heat’s new power rotation featuring Chris Andersen starting at center and Hassan Whiteside backing him up going to be enough against most NBA teams?
2:10 — What factors have led to the Heat’s current slump?
3:05 — What do you make of Shabazz Napier’s second assignment to the Sioux Falls Skyforce?
4:30 — What is the difference between the team that started the season 5–2 and the one that is struggling so much right now?
5:35 — Is the Heat’s current starting lineup featuring Andersen one in which head coach Erik Spoelstra will stick with?
6:00 — Looking ahead to the upcoming West Coast trip, what does the Heat face in the next couple of weeks?
7:00 — Is it up to the Heat’s two best players, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, to try to turn this around?
8:00 — How important is it to get Luol Deng more involved on the offense?
8:45 — What have you seen from a healthy Danny Granger recently?
9:40 — Should the Heat’s depth overall and on the bench be enough to compete against most NBA teams?