NBA Preview 2016-17: Miami Heat

The NBA season is right around the corner. That means it’s time to take a closer look at each individual NBA team and predict how they will do this season. So strap in….it’s the ULTIMATE SPORTS BLOG’S 2016-17 NBA PREVIEW!!!!

 

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Record Last 10 Seasons: 48-34 (2016), 37-45 (2015), 54-28 (2014), 66-16 (2013), 46-20 (2012), 58-24 (2011), 47-35 (2010), 43-39 (2009), 15-67 (2008), 44-38 (2007)

Last Playoff Series Appearance: 2016 Conference Semifinals vs. Toronto Raptors

Last Playoff Series Win: 2016 First-Round vs. Charlotte Hornets

Last NBA Finals Appearance: 2014 vs. San Antonio Spurs

NBA Championships Won: 3


Head Coach:

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Erik Spoelstra

Overall Record: 399-241

Record With Team: 399-241

Playoff Record: 70-43


The Squad:

Starters:

PG: Goran Dragic (14.1 PPG, 5.8 APG, 3.8 RPG, 15.57 PER)

SG: Josh Richardson (6.6 PPG, 1.4 APG, 2.1 RPG, 11.48 PER)

SF: Justise Winslow (6.4 PPG, 1.5 APG, 5.2 RPG, 8.42 PER)

PF: Josh McRoberts (3.6 PPG, 2.5 RPG, 0.2 BPG, 9.97 PER)

C: Hassan Whiteside (14.2 PPG, 11.8 RPG, 3.7 BPG, 25.69 PER)

Bench:

Dion Waiters (SG), Derrick Williams (PF), James Johnson (SF), Willie Reed (C), Tyler Johnson (PG), Beno Udrih (PG), Wayne Ellington (SG), Udonis Haslem (PF), Luke Babbitt (PF), Chris Bosh (PF)


Team Leaders (last season):

Points Per Game: Chris Bosh (19.1)

Rebounds Per Game: Hassan Whiteside (11.8)

Steals Per Game: Mario Chalmers (1.3)

Assists Per Game: Goran Dragic (5.8)

Blocks Per Game: Hassan Whiteside (3.7)

Turnovers Per Game: Dwyane Wade (2.7)


The Prediction:

19-63

No LeBron James (he’s in Cleveland now).

No Dwyane Wade (he’s in Chicago now).

Chris Bosh has health problems and could potentially never play basketball again.

Goran Dragic and Hassan Whiteside leading this team to the playoffs?

Don’t make me laugh. This team sucks. The worst fan base in the NBA finally gets a team they deserve.

Suck it Heat “fans”.

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