Norris Cole - 20 Points Vs Celtics (Complete Highlights)
I might be jumping the gun but He took the Job. He most likely doesnt have great passing skill's But with a team with LB, Wade, you don't need too. He is more fluid than Chalmer. Chalmer he is kinda awkward with his style but would be a great back up with his Defence.
I guess Norris Cole doesnt like the NBA 3 point line but it doesnt matter since he was killing it from the mid range
BUT who else saw that comment that said ""So Lebron has another reason not to be the man in the 4th? God damn a 2nd round player closing games instead Lebron."LMAO
Don't get to far ahead of yourself. i wonder how hard it is for Cole to hit shots or distribute with 2 of the best 5 players in the league and Bosh.
But, it was pretty hard for Carlos Arroyo and Mike Bibby. I think Norris played fantastic down the stretch and he has given them a new lease on the PG position that fits the team like a glove. Still not convinced that Mario Chalmers is not the better long distance shooter, even with Cole's amazing clutch performance, but Cole is definitely the more explosive athlete and is justifiably more aggressive.
This kid just seems like a gamer and I think that drafting him where they did was insight. He fits exactly what they are trying to do on offense, which is running the ball and spreading the floor. Did you see him taking it inside against the Celts? None of the PG's Miami has had before could do that with any success.
It is all about fitting with the team and doing something that stands out. Miami did not seem to really have that with any PG before Cole. It is only one game, but I would not be surprised if this guy becomes a major spark plug off of the bench and works really well with LeBron and the second unit at the end of the 1st and 3rd quarters.
Plus, the Heat had major difficulty finishing teams in the closing seconds. Cole certainly helped out with that last night. With a healthy Haslem, Shane Battier and Norris Cole, this may be a Miami TEAM that dominates with their other major assets. If he ends up starting, I would be completely cool with it, but I have little problem with him coming off of the bench. It is not necessarily about starting the game, but it is about minutes and finishing the game. Jason Terry does not even want to start any more. Manu Ginobili, Lamar Odom even James Harden all give you a nice look as a scoring option on the second unit. Think Cole might be that guy for Miami.
I also think he'd be best suited for a bench role, at least for the remainder of this season. Miami had almost no bench scoring last year, and really not much scoring outside of the big 3. I feel he's a real talent and most likely will be their starter in a year or two, but no need to rush things and as you mentioned guys like Terry, Manu, and others you helped bring home the point of how important it is to have a legit bench scoring threat when you are an elite team. One of, in my opinion, Miami's biggest weakness last season. It doesn't matter as much when your center is only getting 3 points a night when you have a guy who can get 10-20 off the bench in any given night, while not completely throwing offense out the window when your 2nd unit is on the floor.
Cole is just better than Chalmers. Remember, that isn't a hard thing to be. Chalmers gives you about 10 points and 4 assists a game while shooting about 41%. He takes a bunch of threes and knocks them down pretty good. But that (and steals) is his best skill at the NBA level and shooting 35% from three really isn't that special. No, I wouldn't start him but him outshining Chalmers is just the way it is going to be and everyone needs to get used to that (especially Chalmers and the Heat front office which just gave Chalmers a nice guaranteed contract).
But also, looking at those highlights, we are looking at a lot of long twos, even foot on the 3-line twos. Those look great when they go in, but generally speaking in the NBA those are bad shots and no one (except maybe for Rip Hamilton) dominates games shooting long twos. Cole is a good player and one of the reasons why I think the Heat are going to run away with things here. But he isn't going to shoot like that most nights.
Miami cannot adjust to the zone defense. Two of the best players in the Nba and they are having trouble adjusting. The only way to beat the zone is to make your jumpshots. Cole was the one hitting them last night.
The Bulls, who drafted Coles, are going to regret trading him to the TWolves, who traded him to the Heat.
Coles is an upgrade over Chalmers. He's going to comeback to hurt the Bulls.
Cole vs Bobcats - 2 of 8 ending with 5 points and an assist. Still so high on him?
^^^ He's a rookie and playing his third game... He's going to have a games like last night. That doesn't diminish the good qualities that he has as a player and how much he'll be able to help the Heat heading forward.