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Miami

Heat

Southeast

2009-10 Team Rating
OffenseDefense
104.5100.9
19th Overall4th Overall
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2009-10 Season Stats

W

47

L

35

PCT

.573

GB

14

CONF

32-20

DIV

9-7

HOME

24-17

ROAD

23-18

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Category

Grade
FrnCourt
Chris Bosh is in his prime and fairly solid on both ends. He never led the Raptors anywhere special, but then, he never had LeBron James at small forward.

A+

BckCourt
If Mike Miller can hit the open shot, and he'll have many chances, he'll be worth the contract. None of the point guard additions are special, but Dwyane Wade controls the ball, anyway.

B

Defense
Miami played excellent team defense under Erik Spoelstra and that probably won't change for a team that re-signed Udonis Haslem and welcomes Zydrunas Ilgauskas.

B

Bench
You think Miami had a tough time filling out the starting lineup card after the Big Three? Imagine the bench. Lots of recycled names. The big hope is for DaSean Butler, second round pick, to be a steal.

C

Coaching
After signing all the big names, Miami pledged itself to Spoelstra, but then, Stan Van Gundy once sat in that seat. Gut feeling says Pat Riley will not kick himself downstairs again, but let's write that in pencil for now.

B

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A

Summary

What. A. Summer. Almost overnight, the Heat transformed themselves into the Cowboys and Yankees of the NBA. Major props to Pat Riley for doing a great sell-job and scoring a big recruiting haul. It already ranks as a historic haul.

Miami couldn't fill all the holes, however, and with the exception of Miller, the other "hired help" is either on the downside or already maxed out. But the Big Three can cover plenty of holes, or at least Miami hopes.

--Shaun Powell

Explanation of Marking System

  • A - Superior
  • B - Above Average
  • C - Average
  • D - Below Average
  • F - Failing
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