5 Troubling Signs from the Miami Heat's Early-Season Games

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5 Troubling Signs from the Miami Heat's Early-Season Games
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Despite a 3-1 record, the Miami Heat have been far from perfect, as the team has struggled in some important aspects of the game.

The Heat are breaking tradition and deploying a style of play, a positionless scheme, that may be revolutionary in the long run, but for now it is causing a few issues for the champions.

This change, which has been stimulated due to the presence of two elite penetrators and no suitable centers, has caused coach Erik Spoelstra to use small lineups that excel in the athleticism department but lack mightily in other important areas, including rebounding.

Nevertheless, the Heat's early success shows that this new scheme is here to stay. After all, it perfectly complements Dwyane Wade and LeBron James, as the lane is mostly wide open for driving due to no post presences.

If the Heat can correct these early woes, the rest of the league may have quite a problem on their hands.

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