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07:16 AM ET 10.07 | Why mess with success? 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. ... As an aside, the Heat are vying to become the first team to make four straight Finals appearances since the Boston Celtics did it from 1983-87. ... Nor has any team won three straight titles since Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers (200-02). "The Heat stand a chance, which is kind of a shame, because (coach Erik) Spoelstra has gotten his butt kicked every time," an opposing general manager told FOX Sports Ohio.

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October 7, 2013  08:40 AM ET

I wonder what team would trade for him? Would the Heat trade w/ the Nets or Knicks? I don't know which team in the west that would need him.

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October 7, 2013  09:28 AM ET

Do not trade Cole!

October 7, 2013  09:29 AM ET

NAW son.

October 7, 2013  09:53 AM ET

Odd Man Out, Bro?

October 7, 2013  10:10 AM ET

They really need to keep this kid. Big mistake if they trade him.

October 7, 2013  10:21 AM ET
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They really need to keep this kid. Big mistake if they trade him.

He will be a casualty to make the team better just like Miller being a casualty.

October 7, 2013  10:29 AM ET

If you say so... I'm not buying it though...

October 7, 2013  11:20 AM ET
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Do not trade Cole!

Should they trade Wade instead?

October 7, 2013  11:43 AM ET
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Should they trade Wade instead?

They should but they won't do it. Out of loyalty I believe Wade will retire in South Beach.

October 7, 2013  11:44 AM ET
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Should they trade Wade instead?

Hahahahaha yes!

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October 7, 2013  12:23 PM ET

I'll speak to the first part of this article because the end of it made no sense what so ever. I would sooner get rid of Super Mario before I let Cole World go. Chalmers has gotten the major portion of the PG minutes and although has had some stellar moments for the most part Cole is far more effective playing rather than coming of the bench. You can't expect someone to develop into a starting PG when he's getting spotty minutes at best. I have the feeling that if they trade him they will most certainly live to regret it.
The only thing Cole is missing is getting quality minutes and the falls to the coach. I could care less how many Championships the HEAT win, I will always believe that coach Spoelstra greatest strength is stay out of the way and letting the players do what they do. He has never been The Guy to coach this team, lucky for him that Pat Riley's greatest strength is his loyalty to someone he likes.

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October 7, 2013  12:35 PM ET
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To L.A. for # 24?

watch urself! ; )

October 7, 2013  12:36 PM ET
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RIP Wamuuuuuuu

ROFLMBO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
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