Miami Heat podcast: Ira Winderman on road trips, injuries and more
Sun-Sentinel reporter Ira Winderman joins us for another edition of the FOX Sports Florida Miami Heat podcast. This week, we talk about how Josh McRoberts is settling into his new starting role as well as how several players need to come together as a team after the rash of injuries that set them back to begin the season. Winderman also discusses just how difficult it is to play in Denver and how the schedule will soon give the team a chance to settle down and work on what ails them.
:30 -- How difficult was it for the Heat to travel to Denver on a second night of a back--to--back set?
2:00 -- How has the team been helped by Josh McRoberts returning from injury and moving into the starting lineup?
3:40 -- What do the Heat lose when Chris "Birdman" Andersen is out because of injury and will they play newcomer Hassan Whiteside more important minutes soon?
5:25 -- Should the Heat give more minutes to their younger players to develop them or should they play their veterans more often in order to get a higher playoff seeding?
7:30 -- Do you see any clear progression from the Heat's young players at this point of the season?
8:50 -- What do the Heat need to do to get back on track with Dwyane Wade and others returning from injury?
10:10 -- Should the Heat pursue any in--season trades or do they need to give the roster more time to jell?
11:15 -- Do you see a part of the upcoming schedule where the Heat can really take their time and work on their issues?
12:35 -- Should head coach Erik Spoelstra adjust his defensive system to the players or does he stay the course?