The second week of the NBA preseason is all wrapped up, and we learned quite a few things about the defending-champion Miami Heat. The Heat return to America after a two-game stint in China against the Los Angeles Clippers, in which they split the series 1-1 in front of an eager Chinese fanbase.
The Heat haven’t played with a full roster in any of their preseason games, which has allowed coach Erik Spoelstra to experiment with various lineups and get closer to choosing the final two spots remaining on the team. Offseason acquisitions Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis have looked solid in their Miami debuts, but there is still plenty of time before we see how exactly their roles will be defined.
Miami now sits at 1-2 as they enter the third week of preseason. The Heat will play their next exhibition game against the Detroit Pistons on Thursday.
Here are five things we learned about the Heat early on after three preseason games.