The Miami Heat have seen their fair share of ups and downs this season. At one point the Heat were one of the worst in the east, another time they were fourth.
How the season has played out
The Heat have been the definition of streaky this season. After starting the season going back and forth with wins and losses to get to 4-4, the team went 3-10. That streak of losses went until Feb. 3. From then until March 16, the Heat went 15-4, including a stretch of going 11-1. Then they lost six straight followed by four wins in a loss to get to where they are as of Wednesday, April 7.
Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo have lead the team this season. They are number one in the five major stat categories of points, rebounds, assists, steals, and blocks per game. Butler leads three, Adebayo leads two.
Butler is eighth in the league for PER and for triple-doubles, and 12th in the league for assists.
Miami is currently the six seed in the East.
Victor Oladipo Trade
By the looks of our mentions we think this is the graphic you've all been waiting for…
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) March 26, 2021
Since joining the team, Oladipo has had a slow start with averages of 10pts, 3.3reb, 4ast, 1.3stl on not great shooting. What makes things better, though, is his most recent game with the Heat was his best, scoring 16 points on 43% from the field. Having changed teams for the second time this season, it is to be expected for him to start slow.
As Oladipo said, though, he was brought to this team for his defense.
“He wants me to come in here and defend. And that’s exactly what I’m going to do.” – @VicOladipo on speaking with Pat Riley
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) April 1, 2021
Heat Rumor Mill
As always, rumors are plentiful with the NBA and the Miami Heat.
They are signing free agent Dwayne Dedmon. The 31-year-old center has career averages of 6.4 points and six rebounds.
Miami’s next game is against the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday.