Miami Heat podcast: Shandel Richardson on Whiteside, Dragic and postseason hopes

In the newest edition of the Miami Heat podcast, Sun Sentinel beat writer Shandel Richardson joins host Surya Fernandez to discuss the impact of Hassan Whiteside’s recent behavior and whether it’s a cause for concern. We also discuss the playoff race and what the Heat’s chances are of playing in the postseason as well as the acquisition of Goran Dragic and how it’s helped the team.

:25 — What’s your take on the controversy surrounding Hassan Whiteside’s recent on-court behavior?

1:05 — Does Whiteside have a valid reason for getting frustrated during games?

2:00 — How good do you think he can be with a full year in Miami and a training camp under his belt?

3:15 — With Bosh likely to re-join the Heat in September, how far can they go in the East next season?

4:45 — How do you see the playoff picture shaping up for the Heat down the line?

6:00 — Do you see any current issues with this team going forward?

7:00 — What are your thoughts on the Goran Dragic acquisition and did they give up too much to get him?

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7:50 — What have you observed from the Heat’s young core of players and can they take that next step in their second season?

9:00 — Is there anything else that coach Erik Spoelstra can do to get the most out of his available players?

10:00 — Should the Heat try to add more size to their roster?

11:00 — Can Dwyane Wade sustain his current level of play?

12:15 — If the team were healthier this season, where do you think they would have ended up in the East standings?

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