Norris Cole PG MIA 3 Months

Miami reportedly has no interest in trading Norris Cole.

Cole isn't exactly a game changer, but he's a quality backup point guard, and Miami seems to be high on him. Cole is on the books for Miami next season, while Mario Chalmers is an unrestricted free agent, so it is possible that if Chalmers leaves as a free agent Cole could be the starting point guard. Cole has averaged 10.7 points, 4.3 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.2 three-pointers as a starter for the Heat.

Norris Cole PG MIA 3 Months

The Heat will try to package the 26th pick in the draft with Norris Cole to move up in the draft and take Shabazz Napier, according to ESPN.com.

LeBron James reportedly likes Shabazz Napier, and as we all know, it always comes back to LeBron. While he did outplay Mario Chalmers in the NBA Finals, Cole did not play very well last season and is really the only asset the team has because he's actually under contract. This potential trade could also affect the status of unrestricted free agent Mario Chalmers.

Norris Cole PG MIA 4 Months

Norris Cole played 33 minutes off the bench and finished with nine points, two assists and a 3-pointer on 4-of-6 shooting in Saturday's Game 3 win.

Starter Mario Chalmers had six points and one assist, and played just 14 minutes. Looking ahead to next season, it's quite possible that Cole will overtake Chalmers for the starting job, while Chalmers could find himself on the trading block, as well.

Norris Cole PG MIA 4 Months

Norris Cole's defense kept him on the court throughout the fourth quarter of Game 2, while Mario Chalmers was rooted to the bench.

Cole helped limit Lance Stephenson to two points on 1-of-3 shooting in the final frame. "My strength is on-ball defense," he said. "I'm one for taking a challenge ... I could tell [Stephenson] was frustrated because he wasn't pushing the ball. I was trying to limit his catches. Every time he caught, I was right there." His play earned praise from LeBron James and Udonis Haslem, among others, and it may have earned him a bigger role behind Chalmers in Game 3.

Norris Cole PG MIA 9 Months

Norris Cole scored three points in 21 minutes against the Bobcats with two boards, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

This is just a friendly reminder to drop Cole in most leagues. Mario Chalmers is back and playing big minutes. We'll let you know if anything comes up to consider Cole Train as a pickup.

Norris Cole PG MIA 9 Months

Norris Cole got another start for injured Marion Chalmers (Achilles) on Wednesday and had 15 points, seven assists, three steals and a 3-pointer on 6-of-13 shooting.

This was his fourth straight start for Chalmers, and the Heat have now lost three in a row. However, Cole has looked pretty good during his run and is averaging 16.5 points and 7.0 assists over his last two games. As long as Chalmers is out, Cole looks like a strong play, but we don't expect Chalmers to miss much more time.

Norris Cole PG MIA 9 Months

Norris Cole didn't look very comfortable in his start against the Knicks on Thursday, handing out just two assists with 12 points, three boards, one steal and two 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

He was outplayed by Raymond Felton tonight and the Heat really had some ball-movement issues in the loss. However, Cole had his most productive game in the stat sheet as a starter tonight after averaging just 6.3 points, 4.3 boards, 3.3 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.7 triples in his three previous starts. If he's still out there on your wire, it's probably for good reason.

Norris Cole PG MIA 9 Months

Norris Cole started the second half of Sunday's game at PG after Mario Chalmers left with Achilles tendinitis, and he finished with seven points in 31 minutes.

Cole only had one assist but he's never been a pure distributor, and Miami doesn't need him to be with Dwyane Wade and LeBron James more than capable of assuming PG duties whenever Chalmers goes out. Cole may have short-term value if Chalmers sits out during Miami's upcoming three-game week, so keep an eye on the injury report.

Norris Cole PG MIA 9 Months

Norris Cole returned to action on Thursday January 2.

Norris Cole PG MIA 9 Months

Norris Cole (face) said he was OK after falling face first on a hard foul during Monday's game against Denver.

"Just a little cut on my lip and that's it," Cole said. "My teeth didn't come out. They would have come out if I didn't have my trays in, but they held them together. They're a little loose, but they're good. I put a lot of money into these things." It sounds as if Cole will be fine other than a potential trip to the dentist. The Heat don't play until Thursday, so it would be a surprise if he isn't in the lineup against Golden State.