Can LeBron James and the Heat bounce back in Game Three? Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Daily Debriefings: Can the Heat Rebound?


Just a few days after the Spurs scorched the nets in Miami the Heat will have a chance to right the ship in Game 4 in Miami tonight. To hold you off until tip here are a few links of good pieces from the last few days.

A Foot Short: There were worries that Julius Randle may have been too small to be successful in the NBA. His combine measurements calmed that down a bit. Unfortunately there are more problems:

According to several team executives, the 6-foot-9 Kentucky forward’s broken right foot hasn’t healed correctly — and sources confirmed a Yahoo! Sports report that Randle may need surgery after the June 26 NBA draft that will keep him out of summer league.

We will see how or if it changes Randle’s draft stock.

Big 4? According to an ESPN report the Heat are debating making a run at Carmelo Anthony during free agency this summer. I know plenty of people would hate it but I would love the idea of Olympic Melo in the NBA.

Book Club: Who says NBA players can’t be intellectual? Ekpe Udoh has a book club and it is amazing. A look at it over at Hardwood Paroxysm.

Domination: When the Heat won Game Two of these NBA Finals it happened in part because LeBron James dominated. Hoopshabit looked at the top 10 most dominating  Finals of all time. 

The Machine: The Spurs are so great because of how well they work as a team. Here is Rob Mahoney with a look at the organization and why it is so great. 

The rotating cast of seemingly interchangeable parts draws deserved praise for both Gregg Popovich and his “system” above all else. Within the system catch-all is a specificity of meaning without singling out any particular player; even casual fans of the NBA have some grip on the particulars of Spurs basketball, and it’s through that understanding that this all-time team is generally appreciated.