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Miami Heat Players Making the Strongest Case for More Minutes
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Perhaps more so than they are for any other team in the NBA, minutes are hard to come by on the Miami Heat.

This team is loaded with top talent and is scary deep; it's the deepest Heat team ever. This is a team that ranks first in offensive rating and sixth in defensive rating yet has only two players (LeBron James and Dwyane Wade) playing over 30 minutes per night.

Miami has five rotation players who shoot north of 50 percent from the field, as well as five rotation players who shoot better than 40 percent from outside. Incredible: the greatest three-point shooter in NBA history, Ray Allen, is having a fine year (39.3 3P%) and is the sixth-most efficient outside shooter on the Heat!

Needless to say, while Heat players throughout the Big Three era have known what they were signing up for (sacrificing personal accolades for team success), there are undoubtedly multiple players on this team playing fewer minutes than their performance this year suggests they should.

 

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