Compared to last season, the Miami Heat as a whole have improved in some areas, such as three-point shooting efficiency, and regressed in others, such as defensive efficiency. The same is true for the Heat's players as individuals: some have vastly improved from 2011-12, and others haven't much at all.
On the positive side of things, just look at how Chris Bosh, the often-overlooked member of the Big Three, has performed this season. Even though he has to bang down low with bigger and stronger centers on the defensive end, Bosh is on pace to have by far his most efficient offensive season as a member of the Heat.
But unfortunately, there have been a few disappointments, including Norris Cole, who a few months ago seemed destined to be one of the Heat's most improved players this season. Cole has been a top-notch defender, but the progress expected of his offensive game just hasn't been displayed thus far.
Let's take a more in-depth look at Bosh's and Cole's play, as well as the improvement or lack of improvement made by three other Heat players.
Note: Statistics are accurate as of Dec. 16.