The Miami Heat are back in action in Orlando as apart of the NBA restart. Here are the three takeaways from their first scrimmage game against the Kings.
The Miami Heat got their first taste of game action in about four months on Wednesday night. Having not suited up since March 11th in their last game against the Charlotte Hornets, the Miami Heat had to have been looking forward to this chance to get back to what they know.
With a matchup against the Sacramento Kings in their first scrimmage game of the NBA restart, they would simply be looking to get as many people back in rhythm as they could across the four 10 minute quarters.
They certainly appeared to do that though as they came out firing on all cylinders. Of course and although all of the guys weren’t there, as Bam Adebayo and Kendrick Nunn are recovering from positive coronavirus tests, the guys that were there performed admirably.
Enough of that though, let’s get to it. Here are the three standout players from the Miami Heat’s first restart scrimmage.
No matter whether you wanted it off of a catch and shoot, a contested look, or a few other different ways, Duncan Robinson was ready to deliver it on night one. When you shoot it as well as Robinson does, it obviously doesn’t leave you. That’s why he was standout player number one.
The Miami Heat were back on Wednesday night against the Sacramento Kings and they were firing pretty well for their first game back.
Tyler Herro was a bit off when it came to the touch on his jump shot on Wednesday night, but he displayed quite a bit else. With Goran Dragic pushed into first unit duty due to Kendrick Nunn’s absence, Tyler Herro was tasked with operating the offense for the second unit.
He was pretty good at it too. I would say that though this was his first game back, as it was for everyone, he would want to make the adjustment to ensure that the rest of his game doesn’t take a drastic hit when he’s tasked to take on more creating responsibility such as the case was on Wednesday night.
He seemed to be short on more than a few of his shots, going for airballs and coming up right at the front of the rim on multiple occasions. Just a bit more on the shots would have probably helped to convert almost all of them.
Either way though, what he showed in the playmaker/ball handler role along with what he was able to do going to the rim was more than a welcomed sight from the rookie sharpshooter. That’s why he was a standout player from the first scrimmage.
When Andre Iguodala first came over from Memphis at the deadline, he hadn’t played a ton throughout the season. He seems to have spent his quarantine period during the suspension getting into better shape.
He was a bit more springy than we had seen him previously with Miami and that’s fresh off of such a long hiatus. He also nailed a few shots from deep on Wednesday which is always a good sign for Iguodala.
Lastly, he even displayed some of that playmaking ability that made him such a key player for the Golden State Warriors during their run. That is how he was one of the standout guys on Wednesday night.
Miami Heat basketball is back! We can hardly wait until their next game.
They face off against Utah on Saturday in their second scrimmage of the restart. They will continue getting reset for what is to be a potential Miami Heat title run.