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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 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. Dec 18 - 12:57 AM

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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.
Dec 14 - 9:02 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.
Dec 7 - 8:40 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.
Dec 7 - 5:51 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.
Dec 7 - 4:41 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.
Dec 6 - 4:54 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.
Dec 5 - 7:50 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.
Dec 5 - 1:38 PM

Norris Cole (illness) was able to return to Heat practice on Thursday.

Cole was held out of Wednesday's game against the Hawks due to his illness, but it sounds like he should be ready to go when Miami visits the Bucks on Friday. Mario Chalmers will still hold fantasy value once Cole returns, but he's not the must-start player that he is when Cole is out of the lineup.
Dec 4 - 1:52 PM

Norris Cole will not play vs. the Hawks on Wednesday due to an illness.

Flu season claims another victim, but Cole is averaging just 4.7 points in three games since returning from his finger injury last Tuesday so he shouldn't be in many fantasy lineups anyway. His absence leaves more playing time for Mario Chalmers and Shabazz Napier, with Chalmers emerging as a must-start option as the fill-in starter.
Dec 3 - 5:51 PM

Norris Cole (finger) returned to Miami's starting lineup on Tuesday, finishing a loss to the Warriors with just four points, two rebounds, two assists and one steal in 28 minutes.

Cole played with a splint on his finger and it affected his shot, as he finished just 1-of-8 from the field without any 3-pointers. Mario Chalmers played 37 minutes tonight and Shabazz Napier (10 points, three rebounds) logged 26 minutes off the bench, but all of Miami's guards will lose some playing time whenever Dwyane Wade returns from his hamstring injury.
Nov 25 - 10:24 PM

Norris Cole (finger) will return to the starting lineup Tuesday vs. the Warriors.

Cole had an impressive 23-point debut on opening night, but since then he's failed to eclipse 12 points. Cole is averaging just 7.4 points, 3.5 assists, 1.1 steals, and 1.0 three-pointer per game as a starter, and he's just not worth owning in standard leagues. His return will likely translate to a loss of playing time for Shabazz Napier, making Napier an unattractive option in daily leagues.
Nov 25 - 6:00 PM

Norris Cole (finger) went through shootaround and is expected to play on Tuesday night.

The writing was kind of on the wall when the Heat released Shannon Brown yesterday. Cole should be able to play his normal allotment of minutes, which means Shabazz Napier could lose some playing time. On the other hand, Mario Chalmers has played superb ball and will likely have a similar role even with Cole back.
Nov 25 - 11:19 AM

Norris Cole (finger) will not play Sunday vs. the Hornets.

Chalmers will draw the start at point guard tonight with Cole sidelined, and he has a favorable matchup vs. the Hornets. Shannon Brown will likely draw another start at shooting guard, and Shabazz Napier will also get some additional run off the bench. Chalmers is looking like a must-start guy for Sunday, and Napier is coming off two solid games making him an attractive plug-and-play option in daily leagues. Brown logged 36 minutes in his last outing, but was only able to turn in seven points and two assists, making him a risky daily league option.

Norris Cole (finger) will not play against the Magic on Saturday.

It's going to be Mario Chalmers and Shabazz Napier handling the minutes at point guard tonight. With Chalmers logging more minutes at point guard, Shannon Brown will also be getting more run. The Heat have no been playing James Ennis at shooting guard much, so he doesn't benefit much.
Nov 22 - 5:42 PM

Depth Charts

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