Miami Heat basketball is preparing to re-tip in Orlando. With a long layoff and rust creeping in, here are three players who could become “secret weapons”.
The Miami Heat are at the top of what is set to be one of the most unprecedented postseasons we have ever seen in the NBA. When you think about it, not only is this one of the most unprecedented things ever seen in the NBA but in any sports league, period.
Going into a bubble that was made of Orlando’s Disney theme park, this has more Olympic style feels with the pseudo-village-like lodging assignments and with those being according to your team’s eliteness, or rankings among the standings.
That isn’t where the Olympic parallel ends though. Like the Olympics, such an unprecedented presentation in such an unprecedented situation such as the one that the coronavirus pandemic has presented us leaves the opportunity for the unlikeliest heroes to be born.
With that in mind, let us look at a few of these potential guys that could take center stage for the Miami Heat. Here are the three Heat guys most likely to become “secret weapons” in Orlando.
Brought over from Memphis as apart of the deal that brought in Andre Iguodala and Jae Crowder as well, in exchange for Justise Winslow specifically, Solomon Hill hasn’t quite shined in his short Miami Heat career.
Through six games with the Heat, he has played a grand total of 91 minutes, with averages of 2.5 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 0.7 assists per game. Those aren’t eye-popping numbers, to say the least.
What’s encouraging about Hill is that he’s a Miami Heat type of guy when you take a step back. He always gives maximum effort, maximum energy, is defense first, and isn’t afraid to do the dirty work.
Once you throw in the fact that he has a few ball skills and can knock down an open three, he has all the tools that the Miami Heat culture seeks in its players. That is just why he makes this list though.
After a layoff of the magnitude that has been experienced here, getting back into game shape will take some time, unless you are one of those Tasmanian devil types of players with shall I say… so much energy for no reason. Solomon Hill has been one of those types of guys since his days at Arizona.
With the rest of the guys on the floor and from both teams, huffin’ and puffin’, look for Solomon Hill to be all over the place. That alone is a reason why he could end up being one of the Miami Heat’s secret weapons.