- Jimmy Butler addresses whether or not he considered joining Lakers last summer
- LeBron James reveals how he really feels about Pat Riley and Erik Spoelstra
- Bam Adebayo elaborates on challenges of facing Anthony Davis and Dwight Howard
- Erik Spoelstra remarks on keys to LeBron James’ ‘greatness’ ahead of NBA Finals clash
- Report: Miami Heat could offer Montrezl Harrell big one-year deal this offseason
- Video: Tyler Herro claps back at Paul Pierce for refusing to call him a ‘bucket’
- Report: Miami Heat requested not to have confetti after advancing to NBA Finals
- Udonis Haslem uses perfect analogy while throwing low-key shade at Jimmy Butler’s previous teams
- Dwyane Wade reveals who he’s rooting for in NBA Finals between LeBron James and Miami Heat
- Numerous Miami Heat players react to making NBA Finals via social media
Miami Heat: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not Through First Week Of Preseason
- Updated: October 14, 2014
The Miami Heat have played a collective total of three games thus far, going winless in the process.
The highlight of the Heat’s preseason through one week of play was their overtime loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers this past Saturday. The game marked the first time LeBron James played his former team, Miami, since signing with the Cavs in July.
The Heat trailed by as many as 20 points, but rallied back to force the game into overtime.
While much of the attention during the game was placed on LeBron and his former ‘Big Three’ castmates, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, younger players such as James Ennis and Shabazz Napier were the real stars of the game.
The preseason is not as significant for established players such as Wade and Bosh, as it is for evaluating young players and rookies such as Ennis and Napier. Both players could play key roles in the rotation for Miami in the upcoming season.
While the wins and losses aren’t important during this time of the year, the evaluation of players are. Let’s take a look at whose stock went up and whose stock went down during the first week of preseason.