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Old 10-12-2013, 08:04 PM   #1
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Default Shane Battier could lose minutes in Miami Heatís deeper rotation

On paper, if it actually all works out, the reclamation of Michael Beasley would be just another brilliant brushstroke by Pat Riley in an ever-growing mural of managerial greatness. But hereís something important to consider before projecting Beasley into the Heatís second rotation:

Who loses minutes?

One possible answer is Shane Battier, and that would be strangely ironic considering Battierís steady demeanor, his attention to detail on defense and his importance to the Heatís back-to-back championships. Battier was benched deep into the 2013 playoffs, sure, but he also redeemed himself in Game 7 and was a mainstay during Miamiís near-record winning streak of 27 games during the regular season.

- Miami Herald
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