Greg Cote: Forget no-Lowry. Miami Heat stealing Oladipo for next-to-nothing a big win for Pat Riley.

Patience, as a virtue, can be profoundly overrated. Pat Riley has known that well in the 25-plus years he has been one of the best things ever to happen to sports in Miami. And Heat fans have almost always benefited from that lack of patience. The Heat team president quietly turned 76 a few days ago. Sometimes a man gets to feeling he doesn’t have all the time in the world to sit around crossing fingers on the status quo when there are dominoes to tip, deals to be made. Chances to take. And so Riley’s Heat was in the mix again Thursday, NBA draft-deadline day, working phones in the midst of a …

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