Q: Ira, what's with this love affair over Udonis Haslem? He's got no lift, can't shoot and is undersized in the power rotation. Erik Spoelstra is loyal to a fault. -- Eugene, Lake Worth.

A: Can one be loyal to a fault? Clearly, Udonis is coming off an uneven season. And, clearly, there are multiple options Spoelstra can consider in his place. Your overall point is valid and will present Spoelstra with a challenge, to keep his loyalty from potentially getting in the way. You may see more of what we saw late in the playoffs, Haslem playing quality minutes, just not as many of them.