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Will Shabazz Napier help the Heat?

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Shabazz Napier Excited To Join Heat

Former UConn guard Shabazz Napier talks about his experience being drafted by the Hornets and then traded shortly afterward to the Miami Heat.

The Miami Heat finally got their man. No, not LeBron James. The guy James wanted: former UConn Huskies point guard and reigning NCAA champion Shabazz Napier.

James' respect for Napier has been well-documented since he tweeted "No way u take another PG in the lottery before Napier" over two months ago, right after the Huskies cut down the nets. And it was only re-emphasized after the Heat traded up two spots on Thursday to take Napier No. 24 overall, when James again took to Twitter to show his support: "My favorite player in the draft! #Napier."