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Norris Cole | Guard

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (26) / 10/13/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 175
College: Cleveland State
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Norris Cole is not focused on recent trade rumors despite losing favor to rookie Shabazz Napier.
"Until I hear something and see the writing on the paper, I’m a member of the team I’m on now," Cole said. "I want to help my teammates and help us to win, and that’s all I concentrate on. Until it’s in black and white, I really don’t consider it." Dwyane Wade (hamstring) has been sidelined the past couple of games, but the Heat have opted to start Napier over Cole and it has worked out pretty well for them. Unless Cole earns a larger role in Miami or is traded to an ideal situation, he is off the radar in most leagues. Jan 17 - 10:52 AM

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Norris Cole started the second half of Tuesday's road win in place of Dwyane Wade (hamstring), finishing with seven points, two rebounds and four assists in 19 minutes.

Cole has been underwhelming as a starter and as a reserve this season, so it's hard to get excited about his near-term outlook even if Wade misses a few games.
Jan 14 - 1:13 AM

Norris Cole took advantage of Mario Chalmers' foul trouble to play 30 minutes in L.A. on Sunday, racking up five points, one 3-pointer, five rebounds, six assists and three steals.

Cole was limping badly during an early timeout and we'll pass along any more information about the injury, but it didn't appear to limit him as the game progressed. Mario Chalmers' extended struggle as Miami's starting PG could open the door for Cole to play a bigger role eventually, but his current bench role isn't conducive to value in most leagues.
Jan 11 - 7:35 PM

Norris Cole moved back to Miami's bench with Dwyane Wade (knee) active on Tuesday, finishing with only seven points, one rebound, zero assists and one steal in 21 minutes.

Cole posts the occasional nice game but has been far too inconsistent for use in most fantasy leagues, and his 7.0 points on 39.1 percent shooting are a big reason for his lack of value.
Wed, Dec 24, 2014 12:02:00 AM

Norris Cole will head to the bench for Tuesday's game vs. the 76ers with Dwyane Wade back in the starting lineup.

Mario Chalmers will start at point guard tonight, and Cole isn't going to be a very attractive option playing limited minutes behind Chalmers and Wade. Those who made a speculative add of Cole while Wade was sidelined can probably send him back to the wire.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 06:50:00 PM

Making another start at PG for the short-handed Heat on Sunday, Norris Cole finished Miami's home victory with 15 points on 7-of-13 shooting, four rebounds, four assists, one block and only one turnover in 37 minutes.

Cole is shooting 37.9 percent from the field this season, and 70.8 percent from the FT line, numbers which have made him a liability in typical fantasy formats. Dwyane Wade (knee) was out tonight, which contributed to Cole's nice game, and we'll need to see a more well-rounded lines before recommending him in typical fantasy leagues.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 09:45:00 PM

Norris Cole will start at PG for the Heat on Sunday with Dwyane Wade (bruised knee) out of the lineup.

Cole was lousy as a starter on Wednesday and hasn't been worth owning in a 25-minute role this season, averaging a mere 6.7 points, 0.7 threes, 2.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.2 steals per game. His poor percentages are bad news in most fantasy formats and owners should be able to find more reliable options while Wade remains day-to-day.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 05:45:00 PM

Norris Cole started at point guard on Wednesday, but missed all four of his shots for one point and two assists in just 17 minutes.

Shabazz Napier was also 0-of-4 in limited minutes, while Mario Chalmers hit just 3-of-13 shots for 11 points and zero assists. Chalmers has struggled since the return of Dwyane Wade, but the Heat could finally be ready to put him back at starting point guard given the struggles of Cole. Cole's minutes have been fine on most nights, so we could be overreacting, but simply put, Cole was awful in this one.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 12:57:00 AM

Norris Cole logged a season-high 40 minutes on Sunday, finishing a loss to Chicago with 10 points, five rebounds, six assists, three steals and zero turnovers.

He didn't make any 3-pointers but the playing time is enormously encouraging for fantasy owners who have tolerated middling value from Miami's full-time starting PG. Rookie Shabazz Napier was assigned to the D-League on Sunday, a move which could mean a sustained increase in playing time for Cole as long as Napier isn't soon recalled. Stay tuned.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 09:02:00 PM

Norris Cole (illness) started Sunday's game but finished with only four points, four assists and one steal in 25 minutes vs. Memphis.

Mario Chalmers came off the bench to finish with 12 points, two assists and four steals. Rookie Shabazz Napier went scoreless in 18 minutes but Miami's timeshare at PG shows no signs of tilting in Cole's favor, which makes him hard to own in leagues with fewer than 16 teams.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 08:40:00 PM

Norris Cole (illness) is starting against the Grizzlies on Sunday.

A date with Mike Conley isn't the best Get Well Soon present, but Cole will be out there. He hasn't done much since his big opener, so fantasy owners in standard leagues can leave him on the wire. Mario Chalmers will come off the bench and has more value.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 05:51:00 PM

Norris Cole (illness) is questionable for Sunday against the Grizzlies.

He was back at practice on Saturday, so he has a great chance to play today. Cole would likely start and that would push Mario Chalmers back to the bench. Chalmers has much more value than Cole in fantasy, though.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 04:41:00 PM

Norris Cole (illness) returned to practice on Saturday.

He should play on Sunday after missing his last two games. The Heat could really use him on the perimeter for defense, but he's not going to be doing much on offense. Mario Chalmers will take a hit, but he should still be worth owning in most leagues.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 04:54:00 PM

Norris Cole (illness) is not in the starting lineup against the Bucks on Friday.

We can probably assume he's out tonight, but he should be back out there soon. Expect Mario Chalmers and Shabazz Napier to benefit tonight against an undermanned Bucks team.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 07:50:00 PM

Norris Cole (illness) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Bucks.

Cole's status will have more of an impact on Mario Chalmers, as his return would likely send Chalmers to the bench. Chalmers is averaging just 11.1 points, 3.7 assists, and 1.2 steals as a reserve, so if Cole plays, he's not necessarily a must-start guy.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 01:38:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Mario Chalmers
2Shabazz Napier
3Tyler Johnson
SG1Dwyane Wade
2Norris Cole
SF1Luol Deng
2Danny Granger
3James Ennis
PF1Chris Bosh
2Josh McRoberts
3Shawne Williams
4Udonis Haslem
C1Hassan Whiteside
2Chris Andersen
3Justin Hamilton