Miami Heat and NBA insider podcast hosted by Ethan Skolnick with Alex Toledo, Greg Sylvander and prominent guests. This is the new flagship of the Five Reasons Sports Network.
Miami Heat: Jimmy Butler closes out the Pelicans without Bam
With no Ethan tonight, Greg Sylvander and Alex Toledo come on to talk about how the Heat looked without Bam Adebayo on the road against a Zion-less New Orleans Pelicans squad. Then, we go over how much the team relies on Jimmy to control their offense and close games, Kelly Olynyk and Andre Iguodala's performances and their importance to the team, and what we expect from the second half of the season for the Heat.
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Miami Heat: Waiting for the Bam Takeover
The Miami Heat's six-game win streak ended in a humbling loss to the Atlanta Hawks, with just 14 fourth quarter points, as Jimmy Butler missed another game.
While many players were to blame, Ethan Skolnick and Greg Sylvander focus on Bam Adebayo, who took just eight shots.
Why is he not taking over offensively when Miami needs it? Is it scheme or mindset?
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Miami Heat: The Kelly Olynyk quandary; Nunn vs. Oladipo
In the latest Five on the Floor, Ethan Skolnick, Greg Sylvander and Alex Toledo hit on a couple of the hot #HeatTwitter topics.
-- How are Kelly Olynyk's plus-minus numbers so good when he is struggling so much with his shot? And is he a long-term power forward option?
-- With Kendrick Nunn playing at a high level, is it still worth looking at acquiring Victor Oladipo prior to the trade deadline, and Oladipo's free agency?
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Miami Heat: Finally Back at .500 after W without Butler
It took a while, but the Miami Heat are back to even, 17-17 on the season after a win against the Atlanta Hawks.
This one came without Jimmy Butler (knee), behind the continued strong play of Kendrick Nunn.
Ethan Skolnick and Alex Toledo are joined by Marco Romo to discuss the milestone, Nunn's play, John Collins (who was big for Atlanta) and more.
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Miami Heat: They're Back! (after Win vs. Jazz)
Looking for the Bubble Heat? You found them Friday night in an impressive win against the best-in-NBA Utah Jazz. Miami's star trio of Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and Goran Dragic played like they did during last season's Finals run.
Ethan Skolnick and Greg Sylvander identify five themes from the contest, starting with Butler's continuing brilliance, and a news nugget from Ethan.
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Miami Heat: Assessing the Adversity Narrative
The Miami Heat had a tough start to the season, but are now 15-17 and rising in the East.
ESPN and other national outlets, however, didn't seem to give the Heat the same "pass" as other teams have gotten, like the Lakers and Celtics, for their struggles.
Ethan Skolnick, Greg Sylvander and Alex Toledo compare what Miami has gone through to other contenders. Have they really had it worse?
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