Five Reasons Why the Miami Heat Aren’t Championship Contenders…Yet

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3. Not Enough Offensive Output

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Depending on how closely you follow the Heat, some may be surprised that Miami has fallen off so much as an offensive team. The team ranks 25th in the league with just 97.3 points and 19.9 assists per contest.

The team’s leading scorer, Wade, is averaging 18.6 points per game. which is just the 27th-best mark in the league.

Simply put, this is an offensive-driven league. You’re not going to win an NBA championship, or come close to truly competing for a championship, until you establish that your team is capable of running a competent offense.

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D.J. Siddiqi grew up in the heart of South Florida in Broward County. Growing up in South Florida during the late 90's and 2000's, D.J. witnessed the Pat Riley years where the Miami Heat faced off with the New York Knicks all the way to the painful late 2000's seasons where the Heat were a one-man team with Dwyane Wade. D.J. has closely followed the Heat over the past decade-and-a-half, and unfortunately witnessed Game 2 of the 2011 NBA Finals in person when the Dallas Mavericks overcame a 15-point deficit to knock off the Heat. D.J. has writing experience as a columnist with sites such as Bleacher Report and Rant Sports, and he is proud to bring his knowledge of the Heat and the NBA to Heat Nation.