Sure, Chris Bosh is on his way to one of his career-best seasons, Ray Allen is off to a good start in his new home and LeBron James is again putting up MVP-caliber numbers, but the story goes a bit deeper.
Dwyane Wade, one of the premier players of his day, isn’t off to such a hot start. His injury history is beginning to catch up with him. While he’s only missed three games of the first 11, Wade plays a vital role in the success of the team.
At this point, he’s still on a day-to-day basis, but there’s no guarantee that will be the case in the extended future.
So far in 2012, the team’s raw scoring ability has been their saving grace, but as you will see in the following slides, the Heat’s defense is going to have to step up.
After the break, see the Heat’s four most startling statistics so far in 2012.