The Miami Heat’s franchise record for most points per game averaged in a season is 105 ppg. This mark was set by the 1991-1992 squad comprised of Grant Long, Rony Seikaly, Steve Smith, and sharp shooter Glen Rice.
Replace those four names with James, Wade, Bosh, and Miller and you can quickly begin to see how this record could be in jeopardy. For a little comparison, LBJ and the Cleveland Cavaliers averaged 102.1 points a game last season without all-world players like Wade and Bosh.
Of course, one argument would be that because coach Erik Spoelstra is an extension of Pat Riley, the team will be defensively focused, thus slowing the game down and decreasing the amount of offensive looks.
My counter-argument would be that both Spoelstra and Riley will be more inclined to cater to a style which their young stars are most comfortable. A happy LeBron is the best LeBron. Furthermore, is anyone really going to tell James, Wade, and Bosh, “No guys, you can’t get out and run.”
Current Franchise Record: 105 ppg (1991-92)
2010-11 Season Projection: 107 ppg