As suspected, Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra not only used Shane Battier in his rotation, but returned him to a starting role in Game 1 against the Brooklyn Nets. Battier has not played a lot over the last month and he was ready for Monday's game.
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Is Houston Or Dallas The Better Landing Spot?
Amin Elhassan discusses the public dialogue between Rockets general manager Daryl Morey and Mavericks owner Mark Cuban surrounding the question of whether Houston or Dallas is a more attractive landing spot for free agents.
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