ASK IRA: Could Montrezl Harrell have offered Heat solutions?
Q: Ira, I heard you speaking about Montrezl Harrell so I needed to chime in. He can be good for the Heat. – Eric.
A: Except, after all, the Heat are usually not in place in opposition to the posh tax so as to add one other participant for the time being. But, sure, most of the Heat’s dimension and power questions might be answered by Montrzel Harrell, who stays a free agent. No, he isn’t the 3-point risk the Heat would like at energy ahead. And, no, he isn’t a defensive chameleon who can change on to a wide range of positions. But the Heat can be higher with him on the roster, notably for the moments when rebounds may imply rings. And at this level, a season with a contender such because the Heat would possibly simply be sufficient for Montrezl to take care of accepting the minimal.
Q: Pat Riley needs to retire Udonis Haslem’s jersey. How do you’re feeling about somebody receiving that honor because of his management and affect and fewer on his precise impression on the court docket? – Robert, Key West.
A: Udonis Haslem is the Heat’s all-time rebounding chief. He contributed to a few championship rosters, together with beginning 59 video games throughout the common season when the Heat received their most up-to-date championship. Put it this fashion, if he retired 5 years in the past, he would have earned his jersey within the rafters at that stage. So why would anybody penalize him for what has transpired since?
Q: Can you see the Heat buying and selling Haslem on the February commerce deadline if we have to embrace his wage to make a deal work? – Scott, Davie.
A: No. That would make the Heat entrance workplace the worst individuals ever.