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ASK IRA: Has Whiteside put an end to Heat small ball?

ASK IRA: Has Whiteside put an end to Heat small ball?

Q: I'm a Miami fan and know that small ball wouldn't have been successful without LeBron James. -- Max. A: Hmm, so you've read Hassan Whiteside-v.-Draymond Green, in all its Twitter glory? Look, small ball can work, as it did for the Warriors in the NBA Finals, with the right matchup and right roster. But I agree that while LeBron opened the door for such an approach by the Heat, the arrival of Whiteside might have closed it, for the better. I believe Hassan is correct, that if you have a big man who can score, it lessens the risk the opposition would take in going undersized. And that's not even getting into the possibilities of Spoelstra utilizing a zone, which...

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