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Cole will come off the bench for Friday's game against the Mavericks.

Coach Erik Spoelstra chose rookie Shabazz Napier over Cole, leaving Cole's playing time in question against the Mavericks.

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Cole may start Friday's game against the Mavericks in place of Dwyane Wade (hamstring), Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

When Wade left Tuesday's game against the Bucks, it was Cole, rather than Shabazz Napier, who picked up most of the minutes. Both players may benefit from added playing time, and with Luol Deng (calf) also sidelined, the Heat will need contributions from Danny Granger and James Ennis.

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Cole played 25 minutes Tuesday in relief of Dwyane Wade, who left the game early after straining his hamstring, but went just 3-for-7 from the floor for seven points.

Cole and Mario Chalmers got the majority of the work in the backcourt with Wade out. Even if Wade misses some time and Cole starts, he's not a great option. In 23 starts this season, Cole averaged 7.0 points, 2.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.1 steals per game.

Norris Cole PG MIA 14 Days

Cole came off the bench while Shabazz Napier started Friday, and was held scoreless (0-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt) in 18 minutes of action, but did have four assists.

The rookie Napier also had a poor shooting night, but was more effective all-around than Cole. Cole is averaging a career-high 25.5 minutes this season, but still is shooting just 39.1 percent from the floor and is 69th among all point guards this season in free-throw shooting.

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Cole was seen limping before Wednesday's game, but he still played 16 minutes off the bench and put up four points, four assists, and one block.

Cole might be stuck in a backup role after Shabazz Napier filled in at point guard with Dwyane Wade (hamstring) out Wednesday. Mario Chalmers shifted up to shooting guard. If Cole is still owned in any standard leagues, he should be dropped.

Norris Cole PG MIA 16 Days

Cole was seen limping prior to Wednesday's game, the Miami Herald reports.

Cole is coming off the bench despite Dwyane Wade (hamstring) being out Wednesday. Shabazz Napier was given the start instead of Cole, but it's unclear if the change was made because the team wants to give Napier more minutes or if it's because Cole is limited by an injury.

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Cole scored five points (2-4 FG, 1-3 3Pt), backed up by six assists, five rebounds, and three steals in 30 minutes on Sunday.

Cole played considerably more minutes than Mario Chalmers in this one and had a more well-rounded game as a result. It would be a huge advantage if the Heat stuck with one guy, however Coach Spoelstra plays the matchups and goes with the hot hand so it's hard to tell.

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Cole contributed 15 points, four rebounds, four assists, and one block in 37 minutes as a starter Sunday against the Celtics.

Cole started for the injured Dwyane Wade (knee) but it's unclear if he'll remain in the lineup when Wade returns. He had been the starting point guard for a bulk of the season so far, but has been consistently outperformed by Mario Chalmers. Cole remains an option only in the deepest of leagues at this point.

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Cole will return to the starting lineup Sunday against the Celtics.

Cole was moved to the bench Friday against Washington, but he'll return to the starting five with Dwyane Wade (knee) sidelined. Mario Chalmers will join him in the backcourt, so it's not immediately clear which of the two would have come off the bench were Wade healthy.

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Cole was relegated to a role off the bench against the Wizards on Friday, although he still managed to play 31 minutes and was able to put up seven points, two rebounds, four assists, and two steals.

It's still unclear whether or not this move to the bench is permanent, or whether coach Erik Spoelstra used Mario Chalmers as the starter to match-up against the versatile opponent of John Wall. Either way, Chalmers only played five more minutes than Cole on Friday, so their opportunities to produce will likely be relatively equal regardless of who starts.