Miami Heat Hot Topics: “Godfather offer” for Kawhi spurned, zone defense?

Miami Heat Kawhi Leonard and Dwyane Wade (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)
Miami Heat Kawhi Leonard and Dwyane Wade (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images) /

In today’s look at what’s going on in the world of the Miami Heat, we’ll take a look at Kawhi Leonard’s godfather offer, more zone defense and Heat Check Gaming.

Now that the NBA Finals set to go down between the Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors, in our weekly look at the world of the Miami Heat we remember the organization’s attempt to land Kawhi Leonard. We’ll also take a look at the Heat’s zone defense from last year and project its utility for next season, and we will get an update from Heat Check Gaming, the Miami Heat’s 2K League team.

Without further ado, we’ll take a look back at the week that was for us here at All U Can Heat.

Heat made “Godfather offer” for Kawhi: The Toronto Raptors made the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history in Kawhi Leonard’s first season. Leonard is a game-changing player, one whom was highly sought after by every team in the league when he was on his way out of San Antonio. Kenneth Wilson takes us through the Heat’s attempt to trade for him last summer.

Will the Heat feature zone defense more next season? The Miami Heat led the pack by far in zone defense possessions last season, and they were near the top of the charts in efficiency as well. It’s something that might not be best served on an every-night basis, but it’s a great trick to have in the bag when needed, and we break it all down.

Heat Check Gaming’s HotShot wins Player of the Week: Our 2K League specialist, Rahmeaun Rahming, breaks down a huge week for HotShot of Heat Check Gaming. He took down the 2K League’s Player of the Week award representing the home team.

3 candidates fans want to see on the Heat coaching staff: With former assistant coach Juwan Howard departing the Miami Heat bench to be the head coach at his alma mater, the University of Michigan, Kenneth Wilson took a look at some fan favorites who could take over Howard’s now vacant role.

Heat must prioritize pick-and-roll ball handler in free agency: The Miami Heat had the league’s worst ball-handling scorers out of the pick-and-roll last season, and with no Dwyane Wade next season and likely more Justise Winslow, that’s probably going to get a lot worse if they don’t address it in free agency.

Robinson, Maten and Nunn’s seasons review and graded: The lower levels of the rotation gets their opportunities to have both their NBA and G League seasons graded and reviewed,  and our Tristan Tucker breaks down Duncan Robinson, Yante Maten and Kendrick Nunn’s seasons.

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