Miami Heat: Which Players Will Lead The Team In Each Statistical Category

Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra reacts in the second half against the New Orleans Pelicans (Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports)
Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra reacts in the second half against the New Orleans Pelicans (Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat is fouled by Dwight Howard #39 of the Los Angeles Lakers(Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images) /

The Miami Heat are a very versatile bunch, which means that everybody can make plays for themselves and everybody else. Who’ll do it the most though?

Points Per Game Leader

As mentioned, the Miami Heat were led in scoring by Jimmy Butler last season. His 19.9 points per contest put him at least 3.5 points above the next highest competitor in the category.

For clarity, that would have been Goran Dragic with his 16.2 points per game. Close only counts in horseshoes and grenades though, as they say.

Things won’t be much different this season if you ask me and in fact, I think that one thing will change but not something that will change the outcome. Again, in fact, what I think will change will only dramatically increase his margin of victory in the friendly scoring race amongst his own team.

Jimmy Butler shot putridly from deep last season, but I do believe he will work to regain that stroke this season. That would not only make his game more versatile again, as it has been across his career but inevitably help to increase his scoring output, if even only by a little.

Points Per Game Leader- Jimmy Butler

Assists Per Game Leader

The Miami Heat were also led in assists last season by Jimmy Butler, something that he has shown to be very capable of over the last few seasons but also along with his defense, something that makes him superstar-esque, even though he isn’t the typical archetype of the occurrence.

This season, again, will be no different in the area. Avery Bradley isn’t a true point guard either, although I do think he’s in line for that starting guard spot that used to be occupied by Kendrick Nunn.

He has the ability to be the lead ball-handler, but I still see Jimmy taking over quite a bit of the time. Between him, Tyler Herro, Goran Dragic, and Bam Adebayo, they all should come out averaging between 4-8 assists per game this season.

Assists Per Game Leader- Jimmy Butler

I, again, see Jimmy coming out on top though. Jimmy wins again but since we are stuck on that channel, let’s keep watching.