Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel

Ira Winderman

Sun Sentinel

Des Moines, IA, United States

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Recent articles by Ira:

ASK IRA: Was victory in Boston more than one Heat step forward?

Did Miami Heat make a statement against Boston Celtics? → Read More

Erik Spoelstra on Jimmy Butler being back with Heat, ‘It feels like we’re whole’

With Jimmy Butler back, coach Erik Spoelstra says there is a greater sense of completeness with the Miami Heat. → Read More

Healing Heat again approach point of odd men out, as squeeze play could be looming

A squeeze play could be in place for Erik Spoelstra and Miami Heat, as the roster returns to health. → Read More

ASK IRA: Have Celtics distanced themselves to the degree that Heat changes are needed?

Can Miami Heat make up needed ground on Boston Celtics? → Read More

Numbers don’t guarantee a Butler boost for Heat, but Spoelstra optimistic; Butler listed as questionable

Erik Spoelstra sees his Miami Heat finding their way even while below .500 in the standings. → Read More

ASK IRA: Has Heat’s zone defense reached its expiration date?

Is it time for Miami Heat, Erik Spoelstra to ditch the zone defense or at least scale back? → Read More

Winderman’s view: Max Strus has a moment on a night that belonged to Celtics

Ira Winderman's perspectives and other items of note from the Miami Heat's Wednesday NBA game against the Boston Celtics. → Read More

Victor Oladipo practicing with Heat, but still no target return date amid knee rehab

Victor Oladipo with Miami Heat in practice, but remains on team's inactive list. → Read More

Heat’s Haslem still with heavy heart after Gator teammate’s sudden death, ‘I miss him a lot’

Miami Heat captain Udonis Haslem still mourning loss of former Cardinal Gibbons standout and former University of Florida teammate Major Parker. → Read More

ASK IRA: Do Heat have enough firepower to compete with NBA’s elite offenses?

Can Erik Spoelstra find enough Miami Heat offense vs. NBA elite? → Read More

Jimmy Butler waiting game continues, Friday vs. Celtics next target return date

Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler has yet to rejoin his teammates on the road due to knee pain, making Friday against the Boston Celtics now the most likely return date. → Read More

Summoned on Thanksgiving, Dru Smith talking turkey with his Heat contribution

Less than a week ago, the Miami Heat told Dru Smith they might or might not need him. Since then, he has been filling a need for coach Erik Spoelstra amid the injury absence of Gabe Vincent. → Read More

ASK IRA: Will Herro-Adebayo pick-and-roll emerge as Heat game of choice?

Is Tyler Herro to Bam Adebayo the future of the Miami Heat? → Read More

Dewayne Dedmon flexing his ‘guns’ as he adds big-muscle game off Heat bench

Dewayne Dedmon stepping up when Miami Heat need power play. → Read More

Even after first NBA triple-double, Heat’s Tyler Herro still wants it all

Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro says his triple-double against the Atlanta Hawks was good but not good enough, still lamenting the shots he missed in the victory. → Read More

ASK IRA: Is it time for greater expectations from Heat’s Bam Adebayo?

Time for greater expectations with Miami Heat's Bam Adebayo? → Read More

Heat snap road skid, with Adebayo, Herro fueling 106-98 victory in Atlanta

Miami Heat push past Atlanta Hawks for second road victory of season. → Read More

Winderman’s view: Bam Adebayo again lowers the boom for Heat

Ira Winderman's perspectives and other items of note from the Miami Heat's Sunday NBA game against the Atlanta Hawks. → Read More

Low body count has meant more Highsmith for Heat, with contribution embraced

Coming out of nowhere to produce in the Miami Heat rotation is nothing new to Haywood Highsmith. It's how he stuck with the team in the first place. → Read More

ASK IRA: Should Heat not turn their back on youthful energy even when whole?

Does Erik Spoelstra need to stick with Miami Heat youth even when roster is whole? → Read More