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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 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

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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

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
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