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Shane Battier Back in Starting Lineup Soon?
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On December 9, 2012 @ 7:27 am In All,Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Heat forward Udonis Haslem started in place of Shane Battier for the second game in a row Saturday, but coach Erik Spoelstra made it clear that the experiment might be short-lived.
“It’s not in cement,” Spoelstra said. “I think they’re both veteran enough. They’ve both been in our system. They both feel comfortable either way. Basically they’ll just be flip-flopping positions.”
Starting Haslem is not an indication the Heat is moving away from its small-ball approach. Battier is still recovering from a knee injury, and the hope was that Haslem would give the Heat a boost of energy defensively in the first quarter.
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