Five On The Floor: Miami Heat/NBA
Jimmy Butler snubbed + Miami Heat, Clippers preview

Jimmy Butler snubbed + Miami Heat, Clippers preview

January 24, 2020

NBA players really don't like Jimmy Butler much. Their vote made sure that Butler, who has helped turn the Miami Heat around, was not named a starter for the NBA All-Star Game.

Ethan J. Skolnick and Alphonse Sidney discuss, while handicapping Bam Adebayo's chances to eventually join Butler as a reserve.

Also, a preview of the big Miami Heat-Los Angeles Clippers matchup.

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Miami Heat: Another shouldn’t-have-happened OT win at home

Miami Heat: Another shouldn’t-have-happened OT win at home

January 23, 2020

Ethan J. Skolnick is joined by Alex Toledo for a quick discussion on Heat-Wizards, a game in which the Heat unsurprisingly gave up a big lead that inevitably led to an overtime period, which also means another win. We talk about the performance, Tyler Herro's outpouring (7 threes), a couple of Bam nuggets and..... who plays first: Justise, Dion, KZ Okpala, or Gabe Vincent?

 

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Miami Heat success: Who gets credit? (Bonus: Kings win)

Miami Heat success: Who gets credit? (Bonus: Kings win)

January 20, 2020

The Miami Heat are past the halfway point, and it's gone better than expected.

Who gets the most credit? We have 4 good options, and 3 decent analysts (Ethan J. Skolnick, Alex Toledo, Alphonse Sidney). And the three don't agree.

Plus, a bonus recap of the Heat's OT win against the Sacramento Kings. 

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Miami Heat: Tough Loss to Spurs

Miami Heat: Tough Loss to Spurs

January 20, 2020

After a great win vs. the OKC Thunder, (bringing our watch party record to 3-1 this season), the Heat suffered a loss where they saw their control of the game dwindle down the stretch against the home-cooking Spurs. Ethan Skolnick and Alex Toledo discuss the merits of the loss, the team's inconsistency on the road and more.

 

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Miami Heat: Kendrick Nunn’s Importance + Covington vs. Winslow + Beal

Miami Heat: Kendrick Nunn’s Importance + Covington vs. Winslow + Beal

January 17, 2020

In this episode, Ethan J. Skolnick is back with Alphonse Sidney and Alex Toledo to sit down and talk about how consistently important Kendrick Nunn has been to this season's Heat squad, after learning that we're apparently anti-Nunn.

Robert Covington might be up for grabs via trade as the Minnesota T-Wolves seek out a starting point guard, so we brainstorm and talk through a Justise Winslow for Robert Covington swap.

We also react to Bradley Beal being tired of losing and subsequently telling media that there needs to be a culture skake-up by re-hashing the debate: How much would you give up for him if you're the Heat when Beal is eligible for trade this summer? 

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***Come out to our watch party tonight at GQ's Craft House in Lauderhill, (4497 N University Dr, Lauderhill, FL), starting at 7pm, for the 8:00 Heat-Thunder game. Remember the Heat are 2-1 at watch parties this year. Drinks, food, you know the drill.***

 

Heat-Spurs Preview and More (Aldridge, trades, Winslow)

Heat-Spurs Preview and More (Aldridge, trades, Winslow)

January 15, 2020

The Miami Heat return home, where they have been dominant, to face the San Antonio Spurs, so Ethan J. Skolnick and Alphonse Sidney have your preview as well as:

-- Aldridge 

-- Waiters

-- Winslow

-- 2021 scenarios 

And more.

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Heat’s Bam Adebayo: All-Star Case

Heat’s Bam Adebayo: All-Star Case

January 14, 2020

Ethan J. Skolnick, Alphonse Sidney and Alex Toledo go over the case for Bam Adebayo to be on the East All-Star team next month in Chicago. After talking about the improvements he's made since taking hold of a bigger role last season, we dig deep on his chances, compared to other potential East All-Stars.

 

Sponsored by: Sirvanti Men's Custom Clothier, East Coast Public Adjusters, Seltzer Mayberg law firm (OneCallLegal.com)

 

***Come out to our watch party this Friday at GQ's Crafthouse in Lauderhill (4497 N University Dr) as the Heat take on Chris Paul & the Oklahoma City Thunder at 7pm. Drinks, food, and winning basketball. (We're 2-1 at watch parties this season.) You know the drill.***

Miami Heat defense collapses vs Knicks (plus Butler “fits”)

Miami Heat defense collapses vs Knicks (plus Butler “fits”)

January 12, 2020

The Miami Heat finished a lost weekend in New York, giving up 124 points to the feeble New York Knicks.

How do they fix the defense? Is there enough on the roster? Is it just effort?

What's with Justise Winslow heading home early? Is bad news coming?

And, as a bonus, what possible available player is a personal favorite of Jimmy Butler?

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Outworked in Brooklyn: Miami Heat lose to Nets

Outworked in Brooklyn: Miami Heat lose to Nets

January 11, 2020

The Miami Heat scored 69 in the first half in Brooklyn behind Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo, but still fell to the Nets, with coach Erik Spoelstra railing about the defense later. 

We have four on Five on the Floor to discuss what happened, and how to fix it: Ethan J. Skolnick and John Kozan (@BrassJazz) straight out of the Heat locker room, plus Alphonse Sidney and Greg Sylvander.

Plus, the latest on Justise Winslow. 

Sponsored by GQ's Crafthouse, Gold Club Pompano and Seltzer Mayberg law firm. 

Will Manso and Clay Ferraro: Miami Heat’s plan

Will Manso and Clay Ferraro: Miami Heat’s plan

January 9, 2020

Will Manso (of WPLG local Channel 10 and Fox Sports Sun) and Clay Ferraro (also of WPLG Local Channel 10) come on the show to talk with Ethan J. Skolnick about the upstart Miami Heat, how they've outpaced even local expectations, assessing whether or not they should be looking to make a win-now move at the trade deadline or not, (including Justise Winslow talk), and how they stack up with the rest of the conference now that they're the #2 seed in the East again.

 

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Jimmy Butler, Heat Kiss Off Indiana Pacers

Jimmy Butler, Heat Kiss Off Indiana Pacers

January 9, 2020

Jimmy Butler got into it with Indiana's TJ Warren, and the Miami Heat get a big win.

The whole crew -- Ethan J. Skolnick, Alex Toledo, Alphonse Sidney -- are here to discuss a dominant performance, that included Butler blowing kisses to Warren after an ejection. They talk about much more first, including the new 9-man rotation with Justise Winslow back, and whether Meyers Leonard should shoot a bit more. 

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Home dominant Miami Heat beat Hassan Whiteside, Blazers

Home dominant Miami Heat beat Hassan Whiteside, Blazers

January 6, 2020

We got shooters! And talkers. 

You heard the chant in the arena. Now hear the review of the Miami Heat's win against Hassan Whiteside and the Portland Trail Blazers. 

Alex Toledo and Alphonse Sidney break it all down, getting into Goran Dragic's big performance, Kelly Olynyk losing minutes to James Johnson and more.

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Hassan Whiteside returns! Examining his Miami Heat stay

Hassan Whiteside returns! Examining his Miami Heat stay

January 4, 2020

It's not exactly Dwyane Wade returning with the Chicago Bulls, but there is still some significance to former max player Hassan Whiteside returning with the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday.

Ethan J. Skolnick and Alphonse Sidney examine Whiteside's Miami Heat tenure.

What did the Heat see in him?

How did he change the organization's approach?

How's he doing in Portland? How's Meyers Leonard doing in Miami?

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Miami Heat grind down Raptors: Butler, Nunn, DJJ, zone

Miami Heat grind down Raptors: Butler, Nunn, DJJ, zone

January 3, 2020

The Miami Heat still haven't lost two straight games this season, deploying a zone against the depleted Toronto Raptors and holding them to 31 percent shooting in a win to open 2020. 

Ethan J. Skolnick and Alex Toledo cover plenty in 20 minutes, from Jimmy Butler's shooting (again) to Kendrick Nunn's improving floor game to Kelly Olynyk's struggles. 

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Miami Heat: Nekias Duncan on Herro, Butler, Winslow

Miami Heat: Nekias Duncan on Herro, Butler, Winslow

January 2, 2020

Nekias Duncan, who writes the Launching Pad about the Miami Heat for FiveReasonsSports.com (while working for several other outlets) joins Ethan J. Skolnick to discuss:

1. His changed view on Tyler Herro

2. Jimmy Butler's shooting struggles

3. How the Heat are missing Justise Winslow (as Ethan drops some new info)

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