NBA insiders make bold ‘Parade’ predictions for the Miami Heat.
With Jimmy Butler out, the Miami Heat are dealing with adversity.
Since losing their star forward to a sprained right ankle, the team has gone 2-1.
Tyler Herro’s dominating back-to-back performances can be credited to a renewed commitment to defense.
After trading for Kyle Lowry and then signing PJ Tucker and Markieff Morris, the franchise was arguably the biggest winner in the offseason.
They play with a toughness and tenacity on both ends of the floor, a result of Erik Spoelstra’s patented Miami Heat Culture.
As more and more national analysts join the bandwagon, the Heat (9-5) sit in fourth place in the Eastern Conference.
During a recent appearance on ESPN’s “NBA Today,” where he discussed the Heat’s ceiling, Tim Legler couldn’t stop gushing about them.
The former NBA player praised their “competitive stamina” and believes they are a team capable of bringing another title to South Beach.
According to Legler, the addition of Lowry was the move that catapulted them into the NBA Finals discussion.
“In Miami, the ceiling is a parade,” Legler remarked.
“Are they capable of completing everything? Yes.
This is the league’s best defensive team, and now you have Tyler Herro back at a level where he can provide you with the firepower you’ll need every night.”
“I’m a (hashtag)HEATCulture @KoolAid drinker.”
This, in my opinion, is the Eastern Conterence’s front-runner.
They have a lot of potential to win an @NBA championship.”
@jj_redick, @LegsESPN, and @BobbyMarks42 each deserve their own championship float down @DwyaneWade Blvd. pic.twitter.comn3mJ8PXlgL
November 3, 2021 — Miami Heat Beat (@miaheatbeat)
Only three teams in the league have both offense and defense ranked in the top ten.
The Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors are the other two teams in the league.
According to NBA Stats, Miami has the fourth best offensive rating (111.0) and the eighth best defensive rating (103.7).
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Heat ‘Kool-Aid’ is consumed by JJ Redick.
Spoelstra’s team had a lot of admirers, including Legler.
On his “Old Man and the Three” podcast, JJ Redick – a player linked to the Heat in the offseason – has been hyping Miami all season.
Now he’s taken his talents to ESPN, where he’s making an even bigger noise.
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