The Heat came into the 2010-11 season with sky-high expectations, but ultimately fell short of their championship dream at the hands of Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks.
The Heat had their ups and downs during the regular season, but they played very well for the first season together landing the second seed in the Eastern Conference and winning 58 games. This team will always be one of the leading contenders, but they are in need of a few tweaks to the roster.
Mario Chalmers emerged as a solid option at point guard for the Heat, but they need to address their lack of a solid starting center via free agency. The team also needs LeBron to be more aggressive in the clutch as he seemed to disappear from every fourth quarter during the Finals.
He is more than capable, but the team needs to find a way to motivate him to remain aggressive during the fourth quarter instead of deferring to lesser teammates.
This team played well in their first season together, and with a few minor upgrades to the roster and more chemistry together, the Heat should cruise to the best record in the league and take home their first championship in the Big 3 era.
2011-12 Record 64-18