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Shane Battier | Guard/Forward | #31

Team: Miami Heat
Age / DOB:  (39) / 9/9/1978
Ht / Wt:  6'8" / 220
College: Duke
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 1 (6) / MEM

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Shane Battier has reportedly withdrawn from consideration for Detroit's open GM position.
Battier got as far as a second interview with the Pistons, but it sounds like he'll be staying with Miami's front-office for now. More names will assuredly come up throughout the summer as the Pistons zero in on a target, but the Battier rumors can be put to rest. May 29 - 3:48 PM

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Shane Battier is expected to get a second interview with the Pistons for their front office position.

Battier is currently working in Miami as the Heat's director of basketball development and analytics. Miami granted Battier permission to meet with Detroit earlier this month. The Pistons were impressed by Battier in their first interview, according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.
May 22 - 1:58 PM

The Heat have granted the Pistons permission to discuss a front-office position with Shane Battier.

Battier joined Miami's decision-makers in 2017 as the Director of Basketball Development and Analytics, which included evaluating talent "including college, free agents and current Miami players." Detroit is casting a wide net in their search for talent in the wake of Stan Van Gundy's exit -- SVG was serving as both head coach and GM, so there's a big void to fill.
May 16 - 7:41 PM

The Heat hired Shane Battier as the Director of Basketball Development & Analytics.

His responsibilities include development of analytics in evaluating all talent, including college, free agents and current Miami players. Battier was perhaps the most infatuated player in the NBA regarding stats, so this move should be right up his alley, especially with all the advancements in stats since he retired in 2014.
Thu, Feb 16, 2017 05:42:00 PM

Shane Battier confirmed to Heat coach Erik Spoelstra that he will retire this summer after 12 years in the NBA.

Battier made his decision months ago and Miami's march through the Eastern Conference didn't inspire him to make one more run at a championship in 2014-15. He's expected to work as an analyst for ESPN next season, though it wouldn't be surprising to see the cerebral Duke alum coaching an NBA team in the future.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 04:20:00 PM

Shane Battier frequently calls out opposing team's plays for the Heat, but he finds it harder to do against Spurs' coach Gregg Popovich because "he has about 500 plays."

Battier effectively forecast many of the Pacers' offensive sets in the Eastern Conference finals, leading to a cat-and-mouse game with coach Frank Vogel, but he's been less effective while watching his team fall into a 1-2 hole in the Finals. The veteran forward hasn't done much on the court, either, going scoreless in a combined 16 minutes of action with a DNP-CD in Game 2.
Wed, Jun 11, 2014 01:27:00 PM

Shane Battier is expected to work for ESPN as a college basketball analyst next season, according to The Big Lead.

That would mean Battier is going to retire at age 35, which was expected. He played a career-low 20.1 minutes per game last season with the Heat and scored just 4.1 points per game. His contract expires after this season, but the deal with ESPN isn't expected to be announced unit latter the NBA Finals.
Mon, Jun 2, 2014 01:24:00 PM

Miami Heat forward Shane Battier has been named the NBA Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year.

The NBA will make a donation of $25,000 to Battier's Take Charge Foundation. While Battier has had a quiet postseason, Battier's locker room influence is clearly monumental. Charlotte's Al Jefferson placed second while Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki placed third.
Sat, May 24, 2014 10:44:00 AM

Shane Battier moved to a bench role on Tuesday, scoring three points with zero rebounds in eight minutes of action.

Udonis Haslem took over the PF position but he also had a quiet game, scoring seven points with three rebounds in 19 minutes, and it will be interesting to see if coach Erik Spoelstra tweaks his lineup again for Game 3. The Heat gave up 16 offensive boards while being out-rebounded on Tuesday, but their defense limited Indiana to 83 points on 40.0 percent shooting in Miami's clutch road win.
Wed, May 21, 2014 01:37:00 PM

Shane Battier (flu) will replace Udonis Haslem in Miami's starting lineup for Tuesday's game.

Battier recently got over his illness and it makes sense for coach Erik Spoelstra to deploy Battier against the Nets, who start Paul Pierce at power forward. The small-ball trend continued with another minor tweak, as Michael Beasley replaced Greg Oden on Miami's active roster.
Tue, May 6, 2014 06:25:00 PM

Shane Battier was limited during Friday's practice due to a lingering flu.

"I'm almost there. I'm not doing great, but I got tired of staying home," Battier said on Friday. He played a mere two minutes during the first round of the playoffs, as coach Erik Spoelstra gave more playing time to James Jones, Udonis Haslem and Chris Andersen.
Sat, May 3, 2014 11:07:00 AM

Shane Battier will start against the Wizards on Monday.

He'll join Mario Chalmers, Toney Douglas, Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem in the starting lineup. Battier should get his fair share of corner 3-pointers, so he's worth a look for owners looking to add at least two of their 3-pointers total.
Mon, Apr 14, 2014 06:32:00 PM

Shane Battier will start in place of Udonis Haslem (virus) on Tuesday.

Battier gives the Heat a different look and he may match up better anyway, since the Nets deploy Paul Pierce at PF when Kevin Garnett isn't active (he's out Tuesday). Fantasy owners shouldn't expect more than a few 3-pointers from Battier, who is expected to retire after this season.
Tue, Apr 8, 2014 07:38:00 PM

Shane Battier confirmed that he plans to retire this summer, saying, "It would take an act of the basketball gods to bring me back next year."

Battier is averaging career-lows in most categories this season, including points (4.2), rebounds (2.0), assists (0.9) and minutes (20.4). The time for a career retrospective will come soon enough, but for now the 35-year-old is focused on gearing up for another title defense with Miami.
Mon, Mar 31, 2014 01:28:00 PM

Shane Battier needed five stitches over his left eye and will return to Wednesday's game.

He was bleeding pretty badly and had some words for David Lee. Battier is a deep-league specialist for his output in corner treys.
Wed, Feb 12, 2014 11:25:00 PM

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