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Norris Cole | Guard

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/13/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 175
College: Cleveland State
Contract: view contract details

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Norris Cole and the Heat are closing in on the October 31st deadline for a contract extension.
"I only can control what I can control," said Cole. "That's being professional and making sure my play on the court is the best it can be, and everything else I'm sure will take care of itself." Cole has taken over starting point guard duties in Miami, and is hoping to ink a new multi-year deal. He could be a steal in later rounds of standard drafts. Oct 23 - 3:43 PM

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Norris Cole started again at point guard on Tuesday, while Mario Chalmers came off the bench at shooting guard.

It looks like Cole has won the PG job in Miami, and while he had just seven points, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer on 3-of-4 shooting tonight, he played just 14 minutes. He's a nice, cheap option at point guard in the later rounds of your draft. Especially if Chalmers is playing shooting guard, and Shabazz Napier is struggling (0-for-7 tonight).
Oct 21 - 11:27 PM

Norris Cole is expected to start on Tuesday despite dealing with tightness in his back.

Cole may start at PG for Miami on opening night, but he faces competition for minutes from both Mario Chalmers and rookie Shabazz Napier. Given the uncertainty surrounding his role and playing time, fantasy owners are better off leaving him undrafted in typical leagues.
Oct 21 - 6:34 PM

Norris Cole could be in jeopardy of losing regular minutes with they way rookie Shabazz Napier has played this month.

This may seem obvious, but a lot has to do with how the Heat use Mario Chalmers. He's been playing a lot of minutes at shooting guard because the Heat have some depth issues there. Meanwhile, Napier has been one of the best rookies in the preseason. If Chalmers does start at point guard, the minutes for Cole are going to be very tough to come by.
Oct 20 - 9:49 AM

Norris Cole played just 17 minutes against the Spurs during a 111-108 win on Saturday with seven points, one rebound, one assist and one steal.

The Heat went to the line a whopping 47 times tonight because of Shabazz Napier taking 14 of them. Cole is still likely to be ahead of Napier, but the gap is closing. Neither are worthy of drafting in most leagues, but Cole does take a mild hit in deeper formats.
Oct 18 - 11:55 PM

Norris Cole will start at point guard instead of Mario Chalmers in Friday's exhibition against the Warriors.

All Eric Spoelstra would offer about the decision to local media was, "Just trying to get to know our team." There's been a lot of smoke surrounding Chalmers' disappearing act this preseason and owners should consider the possibility that Cole is moving in on the job. Stay tuned.
Oct 17 - 7:37 PM

Norris Cole started at point guard again for the Heat, finishing with nine points, two rebounds, four assists, a steal and a 3-pointer on 4-of-7 shooting in 24 minutes on Tuesday.

Mario Chalmers was out with a hip injury, but may be in the process of losing his job to Cole. We've still got Chalmers atop the depth chart, but that could change at any time, as Super Mario hasn't been too super thus far.
Oct 15 - 12:23 AM

Norris Cole started for the Heat again, but only managed six points, two rebounds, and two assists in 23 minutes.

He only shot 2-of-6 but did connect on a couple of threes. However, He looks like the frontrunner at PG for the Heat after Mario Chalmers left the game with a hip injury after a disappointing game. Cole will more than likely end up in a timeshare with Chalmers and/or Shabazz Napier, who had 19 points in this game, so it would be tough to target any of them in standard leagues.
Oct 11 - 8:14 PM

Norris Cole started at point guard for the Heat on Tuesday and hit 1-of-3 shots for two points, three rebounds and six assists in 26 minutes.

Mario Chalmers came off the bench, spent a great deal of time at shooting guard, and really didn't look very good on his way to 10 points, a steal, a 3-pointer and nothing else on 2-of-8 shooting. For now, Chalmers still looks like the starting point guard, but this is starting to look like a true timeshare more than anything else.
Oct 8 - 12:01 AM

Norris Cole will start at PG ahead of Mario Chalmers during Tuesday's exhibition.

Chalmers was lousy in Saturday's preseason opener and he may be losing his grip on the PG job, though this position battle is far from over. He wrote on Instagram about a "day of negativity" on Monday, hinting that he may have been playing with the second unit during practice, and fantasy owners should temper expectations for Chalmers while giving Cole a bump up draft boards. We'll let you know if a definitive winner in this PG battle emerges during the preseason.
Oct 7 - 6:55 PM

Norris Cole played well for the Heat in Saturday's preseason game, finishing with 10 points, two assists and four steals off the bench.

Mario Chalmers really struggled, and also played a lot of shooting guard tonight, while Cole spent much of his time running the point. If that trend sticks, Cole might end up being worth a late look in deep drafts by owners desperate for help at point guard.
Oct 4 - 10:18 PM

The Heat may ask Norris Cole to score more this season.

Cole said that he "wasn't really asked to do that much offensively" last season, but he's eager to step up this season and challenge Mario Chalmers for the starting PG job. "Defensively, [Cole] is a monster," said Dwyane Wade. "The next wave for him is how to be effective as a point guard and effective as a scoring guard." Fantasy owners should avoid Cole for now, but we'll be keeping a close watch on him throughout the preseason.
Oct 1 - 11:29 AM

Miami reportedly has no interest in trading Norris Cole.

Cole isn't exactly a game changer, but he's a quality backup point guard, and Miami seems to be high on him. Cole is on the books for Miami next season, while Mario Chalmers is an unrestricted free agent, so it is possible that if Chalmers leaves as a free agent Cole could be the starting point guard. Cole has averaged 10.7 points, 4.3 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.2 three-pointers as a starter for the Heat.
Jul 13 - 1:18 PM

The Heat will try to package the 26th pick in the draft with Norris Cole to move up in the draft and take Shabazz Napier, according to

LeBron James reportedly likes Shabazz Napier, and as we all know, it always comes back to LeBron. While he did outplay Mario Chalmers in the NBA Finals, Cole did not play very well last season and is really the only asset the team has because he's actually under contract. This potential trade could also affect the status of unrestricted free agent Mario Chalmers.
Jun 25 - 2:21 PM

Norris Cole played 33 minutes off the bench and finished with nine points, two assists and a 3-pointer on 4-of-6 shooting in Saturday's Game 3 win.

Starter Mario Chalmers had six points and one assist, and played just 14 minutes. Looking ahead to next season, it's quite possible that Cole will overtake Chalmers for the starting job, while Chalmers could find himself on the trading block, as well.
May 24 - 11:26 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Norris Cole
2Shabazz Napier
SG1Dwyane Wade
2Mario Chalmers
3Shannon Brown
4Reggie Williams
5Andre Dawkins
SF1Luol Deng
2Danny Granger
3James Ennis
PF1Josh McRoberts
2Shawne Williams
3Udonis Haslem
4Khem Birch
C1Chris Bosh
2Chris Andersen
3Justin Hamilton
4Chris Johnson