Miami Heat: 3 players that still have something to prove this season

Duncan Robinson #55 of the Miami Heat celebrates with Kelly Olynyk #9 and Andre Iguodala #28 during the first half (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Duncan Robinson #55 of the Miami Heat celebrates with Kelly Olynyk #9 and Andre Iguodala #28 during the first half (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The Miami Heat are probably as eager to get back on the hardwood as we are to see them. Here are a few guys who still have something to prove when they do.

With the Miami Heat being on a hiatus like the rest of the league and sports world, it is easy to forget just where we were when we last saw this Heat team play. Things were just starting to fully click for some of the new additions, while we had just gotten the opportunity to see a player like Tyler Herro return to the hardwood from injury.

There were still so many things just up in the air when play was suspended. While that was inevitably the case as far as the playoff picture and seeding went, that was the case for a few individuals as well. Here are three Miami Heat players who still have something to prove when play resumes.

Tyler Herro

As we mentioned earlier, he had just made his return from injury just a game or few prior to the suspension taking place. Returning from a lower-body injury, the foot/ankle area to be specific, he was about to have the chance to continue to show why he was severely underrated and under-drafted.

A superior shooter, an extremely high-level offensive player, and a very high-level ball handler/facilitator, Herro was just coming into his own before he went down with the initial injury. With the return of the NBA, it would give him the chance to prove that he isn’t lightning in a bottle but simply, white lightning.

Kendrick Nunn

Kendrick Nunn has cemented himself as one of the absolute best rookies in the NBA this year already. Only the highly touted Ja Morant and Zion Williamson can hold candles to what the Miami Heat’s rookie combo-guard has accomplished this year. His offensive ability to go and get his own isn’t a question, wasn’t a question, and won’t ever be, but there is one that exists that he appeared to be beginning to try and answer.

In the previous few games prior to the suspension, Kendrick Nunn had begun to distribute the ball with a bit more comfort, effectiveness, and efficiency. While he isn’t and probably won’t ever be a pure point guard, with his ability to fill it up the way he does, being able to make a play for someone else at least a third of the time could only help his team and himself, as far as keeping the defense balanced.

He was doing a pretty good job of beginning to become more of a distributor before the season was suspended and once it continues, he should continue to blossom in that manner. That is why he still has something to prove once the season resumes.

Andre Iguodala

This last one is the most simple here. When it comes to Andre Iguodala, he was just starting to fully get into basketball and Miami Heat shape, while his feel for the game had just started to come back as well.

While we know what he brings to the table when he’s right, we would like to see that at some point, especially considering that his deal runs for at least another year. It isn’t as complicated or intricate as the previously mentioned two, but just as important.

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First off, we want everyone to be safe. Secondly, we would like real actual basketball to return as soon as possible. When it does, these are the three Miami Heat players who still have the most to prove this season.