It’s been a disappointing year for Norris Cole this season. Cole was named the Heat’s starting point guard after all the training he did last offseason. The training included former Heat point guard Gary Payton and current Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade. After Norris Cole’s 23-point opening night performance versus the Wizards, the Heat looked like they have finally started the right guy at the point guard slot.
However, that’s not been the case at all.
Norris Cole has scored 10 plus points only 7 times after his 23 point game performance, and he has disappointed with the assists number as well. Cole is currently averaging 6.2 points 3.3 assists, and 2.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage and 3 point percentage are all at career lows with him shooting 38% from the field and 24% from 3.
Cole started 23 games for the Heat before being bench in favor of Mario Chalmers, who has been the Heat’s starting point guard since 2009 after Carlos Arroyo wasn’t working out for Heat head coach Erik Spolestra. Cole has recently been playing 3rd string behind Chalmers, and the rookie point guard Shabazz Napier
That leads to the biggest question mark, should the Heat move Cole? With injuries to Kemba Walker of the Hornets and Brandon Jennings of the Pistons, the two teams have been reported to be interested in Cole. The Heat shooting guard depth is pretty weak, so they could look for a shooting guard in the deal.
The Heat signed rookie Tyler Johnson to his second 10 day contract with the Heat, after the news of Dwyane Wade being out indefinitely broke. Expect the Heat to pick up a SG or draft pick if they do move Cole.
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