Dwyane Wade: ‘We Know Our Identity’ in Heat’s Post-LeBron Era

November 23rd, 2015 by Zach Buckley Leave a reply »

MIAMI — The Miami Heat have three NBA championship banners hanging from the American Airlines Arena rafters, each a potential blueprint to guide their next title run.

But none of them can help the current squad, since there's no longer a top-shelf superstar leading the charge like there was in 2006 (prime Dwyane Wade) or 2012-13 (LeBron James).

"We're not a team where four guys or three guys are just asked to carry the load," Luol Deng told Bleacher Report. "We've got different guys that can score the ball. So it's going to be different guys on different nights."

"Different" could be a buzzword by season's end in South Beach, given all of the changes this organization has undergone in personnel and philosophy since James exited in 2014.


Offensive Quantity Over Elite Quality

The Heat have numerous offensive sources but no longer the ultra-reliable ones from yesteryear.

Wade currently paces the Heat at 18.6 points per game, a mark that ranks just 23rd across the league. The Heat have had one 30-point performance all season (Chris Bosh with exactly ...

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