The goals coming into the year were fairly simple.
Finish the regular season with a clean bill of health; finish atop the eastern conference with the best record; and diligently address the lack of size and ensuing consequences of such a shortcoming somewhere along the way.
Thus far, everything is proceeding as hoped, which is why the Heat, as a team deserve an A for their first half performance.
Were their disappointing moments, such as Sunday's double-overtime loss against a short-handed Boston Celtics squad? Sure.
But, based on the aforementioned checklist, there have not been any legitimate setbacks.
Furthermore, Miami's promising future may become even brighter should the team fortify its question marks down low with the addition of Greg Oden—a distinct possibility according to reports.