- Jayson Tatum lets people know Boston Celtics are still losing series to Miami Heat
- Boston Celtics forward gushes about ‘explosive’ and ‘super talented’ Bam Adebayo
- Miami Heat GM on What Stood Out About Bam Adebayo During Draft Workout That Was ‘Extraordinary’
- Duncan Robinson Heaps Massive Praise Upon Emergence of Tyler Herro in Playoffs
- Jae Crowder Hints at Critical Offensive Changes for Miami Heat Ahead of Game 4
- Meyers Leonard Finally Opens Up on Losing Spot in Miami Heat’s Playoff Rotation
- Dwyane Wade’s Emphatic Reaction to Anthony Davis’ Game-Winner vs. Denver Nuggets
- Jimmy Butler Sends Stern Challenge to Miami Heat Teammates After Game 3 Loss to Boston Celtics
- The Uplifting Advice Udonis Haslem Gave Miami Heat After Disappointing Game 3
- Miami Heat’s Erik Spoelstra on Why Jimmy Butler Wasn’t in at End of 4th Quarter of Game 3
Top Five Things to Look Forward to for Heat’s 2016-17 Season
- Updated: September 20, 2016
4. The Emergence of Hassan Whiteside
The NBA has shifted from a big-man dominated league in the ’90s and early ’00s to a more position-less league today. The Heat are one of the few teams left that still have a big man that can take over a game on both ends of the floor.
Whiteside has shown flashes of utter dominance on both sides of the ball and the key this season will be to see if he can consistently replicate that over several days, weeks, and maybe even the whole season. The powerful center averaged 14.2 points, 11.8 rebounds, 3.7 blocks per game last year and those numbers should rise as he becomes a key asset in Spoelstra’s game plan.
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