Thursday, September 27, 2012

News On The Horizon 9/26/2012

10 questions: Heat mostly have answers as camp awaits--South Florida Sun Sentinel
2. Will the rotation remain similar?

Not after Pat Riley seized the moment early during free agency by snapping up Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis.

Riley and Spoelstra essentially have acknowledged promising starter's minutes to Allen in a reserve role. That could mean less Mike Miller, perhaps less Norris Cole and possibly even less (if that's possible) James Jones.
5. Who will benefit most from camp?

For Cole and Harris, this will be their first true NBA training camp, with last season's camps reduced to a week in December due to the lockout. The extra teaching, and conditioning, time also could benefit Pittman.
7. How's the health?

With a veteran roster, this will not be an issue reserved solely for camp.

For now, Wade enters promising a gradual return from his July knee surgery. Similarly, Allen is returning from July ankle surgery. Then there is Miller's skeletal bag o' misery and Cole's lingering groin issue.
10. Where does the roster currently stand?

A.: James, Wade, Bosh, Battier, Chalmers, Haslem, Allen, Lewis, Miller, Joel Anthony, Jones, Cole, Pittman, Gladness, Varnado, Harrellson, Harris and Temple.

Flint's LaMarcus Lowe will play upcoming basketball season in
College basketball's top 100 players for 2012-13--SB Nation
Whenever there's an undertaking as easily debatable as this one, at least a brief explanation of the formula used is required. Let me first clarify that for these rankings I did not consider pro potential. The only two factors utilized were past performance and predicted future performance, with more emphasis placed on the latter.

The first 50 players on the list do not get little blurbs. I'm trying to get you all to work on your bing-ing before the start of the season.
64. Ray McCallum, JR, G, Detroit
Trevor Mbakwe, Branden Dawson among injured stars making return--Sports Illustrated
Other notable names coming off of injuries: Josh Benson (Dayton), Sampson Carter and Cady Lalanne (UMass), Jon Horford (Michigan), Mike Marra (Louisville), Paul McCoy (St. Mary's), Nick Minnerath (Detroit), Kevin Noreen (West Virginia), JP Olukemi (Oklahoma State), Chris Otule (Marquette), Kourtney Roberson (Texas A&M), Terrance Shannon (Florida State), JT Thompson (Charlotte), Marc Trasolini (Santa Clara)
Lowe to Play Basketball in
Men's Basketball to Host Open Tryouts Oct.

Phoenix Men's Basketball Tailgate: Top-10 Reasons to

Men’s basketball upbeat despite roster turnover--The Guardian
Raiders Sign 6-7

LaMarcus Lowe Signs to Play in Dutch League--Horizon League Network

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