Jun 11, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; Miami Heat point guard Norris Cole (30) San Antonio Spurs point guard Cory Joseph (5) in the third quarter during game three of the 2013 NBA Finals at the AT

Report: Heat explored the trade value of Norris Cole

The Heat are trying to make 4 straight finals, and it seems as if they were trying to shake up their roster as well. According to Sam Amico of Fox Sports, the Heat were seeing what they could get for Norris Cole:

 It hardly seems like the Miami Heat are desperate to make a move after three straight Finals appearances (and back-to-back titles), but word is they’ve explored what backup point guard Norris Cole may bring in return. Cole is entering his third season, and while inconsistent offensively, is one of the league’s staunchest on-ball defenders.

For Miami, point guards aren’t important. Lebron James is the primary ball handler, and Dwyane Wade is more effective with the ball in his hands as well. Essentially, the point guards are there to guard the opposing point guard, and stretch the floor with their 3 point game. Norris Cole has shown flashes of being a decent player, but it should be assumed that all their point guards are expendable. Their starter is Mario Chalmers, and I’m pretty sure I am his biggest detractor. Personally, I’d see what I could get for Chalmers, so that they myth that he is a good player can finally be squashed, and you don’t have to feel like you have to pay him later.

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  • andrew

    So hard on Chalmers. Mike Miller was irrelevant all regular season long, and became effective when I counted. That’s Chalmers. Effective when it matters