Five On The Floor: Miami Heat/NBA
Miami Heat: Meet the 2019-20 Starters

Miami Heat: Meet the 2019-20 Starters

October 15, 2019

It's another rout for the Miami Heat, this time over the Atlanta Hawks in preseason, but this time with a twist: Erik Spoelstra rolled out rookie Tyler Herro with the starters. Ethan J. Skolnick and Alex Toledo evaluate Herro's performance and the lineup. 

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Miami Heat: Travis Riesop, Tyler Herro’s coach

Miami Heat: Travis Riesop, Tyler Herro’s coach

October 13, 2019

Tyler Herro, the Miami Heat rookie, is already a sensation. So, prior to the next preseason game, Ethan J. Skolnick and Alphonse Sidney invited Herro's high school coach, Travis Riesop, to provide some background on what makes Herro tick. 

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Miami Heat Preseason 2: Handling Charlotte

Miami Heat Preseason 2: Handling Charlotte

October 10, 2019

Ethan J. Skolnick has the night off, so Alf (Alphonse Sidney), Blanket (Alex Toledo), Slim (Kevin Mayer) and Leif (Greg Sylander, on scene in Charlotte) recap the Heat's rout of the Hornets in the second preseason game of 2019. 

This was mostly Dion Waiters' night. 

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Miami Heat 1st preseason game: Finding a Herro

Miami Heat 1st preseason game: Finding a Herro

October 9, 2019

Ethan J. Skolnick and Alphonse Sidney recap the Miami Heat's 2019 preseason opening win against the San Antonio Spurs. The topics: Tyler Herro, Jimmy Butler, lineup combos, Bam Adebayo and.... Chris Silva? Oh, and who has the most drip?

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Miami Heat scrimmage (plus Bam Adebayo interview)

Miami Heat scrimmage (plus Bam Adebayo interview)

October 7, 2019

Ethan J. Skolnick and Alex Toledo come to you from the arena after the Miami Heat's annual Red, White and Pink scrimmage to discuss the 5 things that jumped out at them from the afternoon. Lineups, Jimmy Butler's intro to the fans, and more.

Bonus: a few minutes with Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo.

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Miami Heat camp Day 4 plus KZ Okpala

Miami Heat camp Day 4 plus KZ Okpala

October 4, 2019

Ethan J. Skolnick spent another day at Miami Heat training camp in West Palm Beach -- and welcomed Alex Toledo to discuss Jimmy Butler's comments about leadership, and more. Also, an interview from media day with rookie forward KZ Okpala.

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Miami Heat camp Day 3 w/ Zach Buckley (plus Kelly Olynyk)

Miami Heat camp Day 3 w/ Zach Buckley (plus Kelly Olynyk)

October 4, 2019

New Five Reasons Sports contributor, and long-time Miami Heat writer, Zach Buckley joins Ethan J. Skolnick to discuss their observations at Day 3 of Miami Heat training camp at Keiser University in West Palm Beach. Turned into a lot of Justise Winslow talk.

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Miami Heat: Goran Dragic, Meyers Leonard

Miami Heat: Goran Dragic, Meyers Leonard

October 2, 2019

We continue to roll out short interviews with Miami Heat players. On this episode, veteran point guard Goran Dragic and new addition Meyers Leonard. Dragic speaks on whether he can still play at an All-Star level, and Leonard discussed his Blazers breakout.

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Miami Heat training camp Day 1 (and James Johnson)

Miami Heat training camp Day 1 (and James Johnson)

October 2, 2019

Ethan J. Skolnick attends the first day of Miami Heat training camp in West Palm Beach, and welcomes Alejandro Villegas of Cinco Razones podcast for a discussion. Also, on the day the news breaks about James Johnson failing his conditioning test, a playing of the interview Johnson did with the Five on the Floor crew at Media Day the day prior.

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Miami Heat media day insights: Spo, Butler, more

Miami Heat media day insights: Spo, Butler, more

October 1, 2019

A crew from Five Reasons Sports covered Miami Heat media day on September 30, 2019, and three of them (Ethan J. Skolnick, Alphonse Sidney, Alex Toledo) come together here to discuss the five things they learned. Much on Erik Spoelstra, Jimmy Butler, Dion Waiters, James Johnson and more. Check out FiveReasonsSports.com for more coverage.

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Jimmy Butler presser: “Ear porn for Heat fans”

Jimmy Butler presser: “Ear porn for Heat fans”

September 27, 2019

Jimmy Butler finally met with the media, and it went well.

Ethan J. Skolnick and Alex Toledo were there at the arena, and Alphonse Sidney was monitoring social media, and the thoughts of Miami Heat fans.

They each give their assessments. 

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Miami Heat camp issues: Rebounding, defense, seed

Miami Heat camp issues: Rebounding, defense, seed

September 26, 2019

To close our five-part series on Miami Heat issues as training camp opens, stat guru Christian Hernandez joins Ethan J. Skolnick and Alphonse Sidney to discuss rebounding. 

How much will the Miami Heat miss Hassan Whiteside? Can Bam Adebayo step up? And what about the supporting players?

We close by making overall seeding predictions for the season

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Miami Heat camp issues: Enough shooting?

Miami Heat camp issues: Enough shooting?

September 25, 2019

For the 4th edition of our Miami Heat training camp issues series, Ethan J. Skolnick and Alphonse Sidney are joined by Christian Hernandez of Miami Heat Beat to discuss whether the team has enough shooting.

What Dion Waiters are they getting? Can Tyler Herro help? Will Justise Winslow continue to improve? And is Meyers Leonard the secret weapon?

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Miami Heat camp issues: Who’s the #2 guy

Miami Heat camp issues: Who’s the #2 guy

September 19, 2019

Giancarlo Navas of Miami Heat Beat joins for the 3rd installment of a 5-part series on the Miami Heat's training camp issues.

Who will be Miami's No. 2 guy this year? Goran Dragic? Justise Winslow? Bam Adebayo? Dion Waiters?

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Miami Heat camp issues: Jimmy Butler, a true #1?

Miami Heat camp issues: Jimmy Butler, a true #1?

September 18, 2019

In the second in a series about the Miami Heat's training camp questions, Ethan J. Skolnick, Alphonse Sidney and Alex Toledo examine whether Jimmy Butler is a true No. 1 on a playoff contender. After all, he was just rated No. 11 in the entire NBA by Sports Illustrated.

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