Miami Heat: What We Know About the Post-LeBron James Era So Far

November 22nd, 2014 by Blake Hoffman Leave a reply »
After racing out to a 3-0 start, the Miami Heat’s transition into the post-LeBron James era seemed to be going quite smoothly. With a reinvigorated Dwyane Wade and highly efficient Chris Bosh leading the team, the Heat appeared more than capable of competing for their fifth consecutive Eastern Conference title.

But following Thursday night’s 110-93 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, it has become clear that the 6-6 Heat have yet to find their identity. With no playmaker on the roster close to the caliber of LeBron, Miami is struggling to create offense. After averaging a respectable 102.2 points per game with LeBron at the helm last year, the Heat currently rank 21st in the league with 97.1 points per game.

Having grown accustomed to being facilitators in the LeBron-led offense of the past four seasons, it will take some time for Bosh and Wade to readjust to being the focal points of the offense.

After looking spry and rejuvenated in the first eight games of the season, Wade’s injury-riddled ways quickly resurfaced when he strained his left hamstring against the Indiana Pacers. While he sat out the last four games, the ...

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