Things are going to look a little different this season with the Miami Heat.
Rookie Shabazz Napier had 25 points, including four free throws in the final minute, and Miami held on for a 111-108 overtime victory over San Antonio on Saturday night in the teams’ first meeting since the Spurs routed the Heat in the NBA Finals.
The offensive concept of pace-and-space was nearly an unbeatable combination for the Miami Heat, the plan of surrounding LeBron James with multiple shooters good enough to net two straight NBA titles.
Earlier this month, it just so happened that Josh McRoberts, Danny Granger and Luol Deng all had spots on the same side of the Miami Heat locker room.
The Miami Heat reached four straight finals and won two rings, but LeBron James still went back to the Cleveland Cavaliers this offseason.
It’s been a busy week for the Miami Heat and that trend continued on Tuesday. The team locked up a couple more assets, signing forwards Udonis Haslem and James Ennis.
As the Miami Heat continue to build up their roster in the aftermath of LeBron James moving back to Cleveland, it appears that a deal to lock up Dwyane Wade isn’t far away.
The Miami Heat signed free-agent forwards Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger on Monday, and brought back incumbent point guard Mario Chalmers.
Sunday may be considered a day of rest but while most people we’re kicking back and relaxing, maybe throwing some burgers and dogs on the grill, Pat Riley was hard at work making the post-LeBron Miami Heat a more formidable opponent.
Half a world away, Chris Bosh could not escape the frenzy of last week. An offer from the Houston Rockets was waiting. His longtime Miami teammate LeBron James was leaving. For a few moments, Bosh found himself wondering if his days with the Heat were over.