The only thing more important than identifying and addressing the Miami Heat's biggest flaws this season is assessing their level of severity.
And, considering Miami owns the best record in the Eastern Conference at 10-3, are currently unbeaten at home and on a four-game winning streak in a season that has barely begun, there is no reason to reinvent the wheel.
Not after the Heat's new pace-and-space, small-ball attack pushed them over the top last year while simultaneously reviving the career of Chris Bosh.
Against the lower-level teams that comprise the majority of the league, Miami is 10-0.
However, its three losses have come against teams that are, at the very least, expected to make it past the first round of the NBA playoffs.
So, depending on how you look at the glass, Miami's first 13 games can provide a reason for optimism towards the road ahead or a cause for concern at the destination it hopes to arrive to.
Be that as it may, all of Miami's flaws start and end on defense.
And if the Heat plan to improve on that category, they'd be best served tending to four specific areas of concern.