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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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Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel thinks there is a chance that the Heat trade Norris Cole this season.
Coupled with Mario Chalmers' recent strong play, Winderman cites the fact the Heat declined to extend Cole before the October 31 deadline as a reason that Miami might explore a trade. Cole is stuck in a backcourt logjam with Chalmers and rookie Shabazz Napier, so his fantasy value is limited to deeper leagues unless he can separate himself from the pack. Nov 20 - 10:23 AM

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Norris Cole scored six points in a 114-103 loss to the Hawks on Friday with two rebounds, eight assists, four steals and one block in 28 minutes.

Shabazz Napier still played 21 minutes off the bench and had four points, one assist and three turnovers. Cole seems like he should be able to keep his minutes in the mid 20s, but Mario Chalmers is the more value asset in standard leagues right now.
Nov 14 - 11:19 PM

Norris Cole had nine points, four rebounds and seven assists in 27 minutes of Wednesday's loss to the Pacers.

He's simply been awful for most of the season. If you're in a league that requires you to start point guards and you're thin there, hanging onto him probably makes some sense. But if you're good at point guard and are ready to move on to greener pastures, you have our blessing.
Nov 12 - 11:12 PM

Norris Cole started vs. the Mavs on Sunday but you could hardly tell, as he went scoreless with three assists in a mere 14 minutes of action.

Rookie PG Shabazz Napier has routinely played ahead of Cole late in games this season, and Cole's minutes were further reduced with Mario Chalmers shooting well off the bench. His 23-point game to open the season was a mirage, and he belongs on the waiver wire after averaging 5.6 points in Miami's past five games.
Nov 9 - 10:31 PM

Norris Cole played better against the Wolves on Saturday with 11 points, two rebounds, six assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes.

He really needed this one after scoring just seven points combined in his last three. Cole is going to have to deal with Shabazz Napier on his tail and he's been wildly inconsistent in his career, so he can be left on the wire in most leagues.
Nov 8 - 10:53 PM

Norris Cole played 22 minutes against the Hornets on Wednesday, making 1-of-6 from the field for two points with four rebounds, one assist and two fouls.

His career-high 23 point game in the opener seems like a distant memory. Cole did not score on Tuesday and he's losing minutes to rookie Shabazz Napier. If there is anything promising on the wire, it makes sense to drop Cole in just about all leagues.
Nov 5 - 9:55 PM

Norris Cole's playing time evaporated on Tuesday and he finished scoreless with two assists and one steal in just 16 minutes vs. the Rockets.

Mario Chalmers played 29 minutes and Shabazz Napier played 27 minutes off the bench, with crushing results for Cole's playing time and fantasy value. He scored 23 points in Miami's season opener but has been on a steep downward trajectory in the three games since, averaging a paltry 5.0 points, 3.0 assists and 1.0 steals. If his minutes don't increase in the next few games, owners will have no choice but to cut bait and look elsewhere for help at the PG position.
Nov 4 - 10:31 PM

Norris Cole was quiet in Sunday's win against Toronto, as he only managed to score five points to go with three assists in 28 minutes.

It was a boring night for Cole, and his owners have to be disappointed. However, as long as he is the starter, he should still be owned in standard leagues and should bounce-back in Tuesday's game against the Rockets.
Nov 2 - 9:18 PM

Norris Cole scored 10 points against the 76ers on Saturday with one rebound, four assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

It wasn't close to his career-high 23 from Wednesday, but this is still a very good line. As long as Cole is getting minutes in the high 20s, he'll be worth owning in standard leagues.
Nov 2 - 12:28 AM

The Heat and Norris Cole will pass on an extension opportunity this year, making him a restricted free agent next summer.

For Cole he can try to create a better market as a starter and that's what is really driving this here. After taking the point guard position for his own, he should be owned in all standard formats.
Oct 31 - 9:43 PM

Norris Cole called the Heat's point guard situation a "total team effort."

We like to say we come in waves. Rio, he's a vet. He knows what it takes. Shabazz has picked up information very fast. He's a sponge. We go to war every day in practice to make each other better," Cole said. Cole also has no interest in continuing with the LeBron James questions. "We're over that. We don't think about that. We don't do things just because LeBron is gone." Chris Bosh praised Cole following his 23-point performance in the Heat's first win of the season, and Cole should be owned in all standard fantasy formats.
Oct 30 - 3:23 PM

Norris Cole scored a career-high 23 points in his first game as the Heat's starting point guard during Wednesday's win against Washington.

Cole had a big opening night as played 27 minutes in his new role and impressed head coach Erik Spoelstra. "I wasn’t even expecting that. I just wanted him to quarterback our team and make decisions and get us organized," Spoelstra said. "He came out super aggressive at the beginning, almost frantic, and then settled in from there." The 26-year-old emergence has relegated Mario Chalmers to second unit duties and makes Cole a must-add in standard fantasy leagues.
Oct 30 - 10:48 AM

Norris Cole started at point guard and hit 9-of-15 shots and three 3-pointers on his way to 23 points, three rebounds and two assists on Wednesday.

More assists would have been nice, but there's not much to complain about here. He was available in the later rounds in drafts and looks to have solidified his job as the team's starting point guard. Makes sure he's not available in your league.
Oct 30 - 12:46 AM

Norris Cole looks to be the Heat's starting point guard on opening night, but he's not letting that distinction go to his head.

"All it is, is hard work. It’s nothing special for me. It’s hard work," said Cole regarding being a full-time starter for the first time in his career. While the lineups haven't officially been announced, Cole was the Heat's starting point guard throughout the preseason, and it looks like he's earned the job. It'll be interesting to see how the minutes are distributed in Miami, but Mario Chalmers' value could take a hit with a potential timeshare on the horizon. Owners in standard leagues can use a wait-and-see approach with regards to Cole.
Oct 28 - 6:10 PM

Norris Cole started against the Grizzlies on Friday, scoring 14 points with two rebounds, seven assists and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

He needed a strong couple games and came through. Shabazz Napier was pushing Cole for minutes, but he should be in the rotation. He might actually start, but Mario Chalmers is still the better option in most leagues as a sixth man.
Oct 25 - 12:38 PM

Depth Charts

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