Can Norris Cole Be the Answer to a Struggling Backcourt?

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more stories

After an overall disappointing performance by the Miami Heat in Game 6, the defending champs were given 48 hours to overcome their troubles to continue their quest in regaining the Larry O'Brien trophy. 

The Heat backcourt has been struggling mightily against the Pacers. Dwyane Wade is coming off some of the worst performances in his career, Ray Allen is not hitting shots and Shane Battier has been so ineffective that he played a total of 12 minutes combined in Games 5 and 6. 

As these three continue to struggle, someone needs to pick up the slack—and who better than the second-year point guard out of Cleveland State, Norris Cole. 

Despite a shaky regular season, Cole has made his mark on the team in these playoffs. He has been beyond efficient. Even when he's struggled on offense, he's picked up the slack on defense, forcing guards of opposing teams to be at the top of their game.  

Can Norris Cole revive the Heat backcourt? 

Watch the video to hear what Cole's teammates think about him. Let us know what you think in the comments below. 

Follow B/R on Facebook


Subscribe Now

By signing up for our newsletter, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Thanks for signing up.