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Norris Cole | Guard

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/13/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 175
College: Cleveland State
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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

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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 ESPN.com.

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

Norris Cole's defense kept him on the court throughout the fourth quarter of Game 2, while Mario Chalmers was rooted to the bench.

Cole helped limit Lance Stephenson to two points on 1-of-3 shooting in the final frame. "My strength is on-ball defense," he said. "I’m one for taking a challenge ... I could tell [Stephenson] was frustrated because he wasn’t pushing the ball. I was trying to limit his catches. Every time he caught, I was right there." His play earned praise from LeBron James and Udonis Haslem, among others, and it may have earned him a bigger role behind Chalmers in Game 3.
May 21 - 12:25 PM

Norris Cole scored three points in 21 minutes against the Bobcats with two boards, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

This is just a friendly reminder to drop Cole in most leagues. Mario Chalmers is back and playing big minutes. We'll let you know if anything comes up to consider Cole Train as a pickup.
Jan 18 - 11:08 PM

Norris Cole got another start for injured Mario Chalmers (Achilles) on Wednesday and had 15 points, seven assists, three steals and a 3-pointer on 6-of-13 shooting.

This was his fourth straight start for Chalmers, and the Heat have now lost three in a row. However, Cole has looked pretty good during his run and is averaging 16.5 points and 7.0 assists over his last two games. As long as Chalmers is out, Cole looks like a strong play, but we don't expect Chalmers to miss much more time.
Jan 15 - 10:08 PM

Norris Cole didn't look very comfortable in his start against the Knicks on Thursday, handing out just two assists with 12 points, three boards, one steal and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

He was outplayed by Raymond Felton tonight and the Heat really had some ball-movement issues in the loss. However, Cole had his most productive game in the stat sheet as a starter tonight after averaging just 6.3 points, 4.3 boards, 3.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.7 triples in his three previous starts. If he's still out there on your wire, it's probably for good reason.
Jan 9 - 11:17 PM

Norris Cole made his third start of the season on Tuesday vs. the Pelicans and had nine points, two boards, two assists and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

Mario Chalmers (Achilles) could miss some time and Cole would remain in the starting unit as long as the Heat need him. Cole's previous two starts weren't very good either, averaging 5.0 points, 5.5 boards, 4.0 assists and 1.0 steals, so he's not too strong of a pickup.
Jan 7 - 11:40 PM

Norris Cole started the second half of Sunday's game at PG after Mario Chalmers left with Achilles tendinitis, and he finished with seven points in 31 minutes.

Cole only had one assist but he's never been a pure distributor, and Miami doesn't need him to be with Dwyane Wade and LeBron James more than capable of assuming PG duties whenever Chalmers goes out. Cole may have short-term value if Chalmers sits out during Miami's upcoming three-game week, so keep an eye on the injury report.
Jan 5 - 8:49 PM

Norris Cole (face) said he was OK after falling face first on a hard foul during Monday's game against Denver.

"Just a little cut on my lip and that’s it," Cole said. "My teeth didn’t come out. They would have come out if I didn’t have my trays in, but they held them together. They’re a little loose, but they’re good. I put a lot of money into these things." It sounds as if Cole will be fine other than a potential trip to the dentist. The Heat don't play until Thursday, so it would be a surprise if he isn't in the lineup against Golden State.
Tue, Dec 31, 2013 11:57:00 AM

Norris Cole landed on his face on Monday and went to the locker room.

He was in a lot of pain and the training staff looked at him before taking him to the locker room. Cole was going to a layup in transition and got a little tied up with Ty Lawson before falling down face first. He walked back under his own power to get further evaluation.
Mon, Dec 30, 2013 10:35:00 PM

Norris Cole scored 13 points off the bench on Monday, hitting 5-of-7 shots (including a three) with two rebounds, four assists and one steal in 27 minutes.

Cole has been a 14-16 team play over the past two weeks as Erik Spoelstra has embraced a double point guard lineup at times with he and Mario Chalmers. Give Cole a look if you're in one of those formats.
Tue, Dec 17, 2013 12:26:00 AM

Norris Cole struggled in his start for injured Mario Chalmers (hip) on Monday, hitting 1-of-6 shots for two points to go with four rebounds, three assists and one steal in 34 minutes.

Cole could get another start on Wednesday if Chalmers cannot go, but owners should use him in a spot-start at their own risk.
Mon, Nov 25, 2013 11:36:00 PM

Norris Cole got his first start of the season on Saturday, scoring eight points with seven boards, five assists and one steal.

Mario Chalmers was suspended for tonight's game against the Bobcats, but he'll be back for Tuesday's game. Cole hasn't really done much outside of garbage time, so he can be left on the wire in most leagues.
Sat, Nov 16, 2013 09:41:00 PM

The Heat have picked up Norris Cole's $2 million option for the 2014-15 season.

It's a reasonable salary for Cole, who averaged nearly 20 minutes in 80 appearances last season while knocking down 35.7 percent of his 3-pointers (up from 27.6 percent his rookie year). Unfortunately, he's not a fantasy asset as long as Mario Chalmers is healthy.
Tue, Oct 8, 2013 05:13:00 PM