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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Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat dunks the ball during the second quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Six of the 2020 NBA Finals(Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images) /

The Miami Heat’s typical board man got paid, but will that be the case again for this season?

Rebounds Per Game Leader

You know, the Miami Heat haven’t been the best rebounding team over the last few seasons or so. In fact, they have found themselves to be a little less than the middle of the pack recently.

Last season, they were just the 17th best-ranked rebounding team in the league at 44.4 rebounds per contest. It’s sad that this number includes both offensive and defensive rebounds combined, as well as a highly contributing factor to them not being able to capture the title last season.

We say it every season. “Grab the defensive board for crying out loud!”, as we watch the opposing player crash the offensive glass for a putback bucket.

Sorry for the flashback, it’s trauma. That’s neither here nor there at the moment though, as perhaps the man that I think will lead the team in rebounding can increase his output there as well as get a bit more help.

Bam Adebayo led the team last season with 10.2 a game and I believe he will again. He is the Miami Heat’s rim protection and rebounding, for the most part, and that won’t be changing this season.

Rebounds Per Game Leader- Bam Adebayo

Blocks Per Game Leader

Well, I may have buried the lead here but so be it. As stated a bit ago, Bam Adebayo is the Miami Heat’s rim protection.

Now, by no means do they have a ton of it, coming in a tie for 21st place with two other teams last season for blocks per contest with just 4.5 a game. This means that they were actually 21st-23rd but semantics, semantics.

Either way, Bam Adebayo will do it again this season. Let’s hope he gets some help and perhaps even increases his average a bit.

If he can go from 1.3 per contest to perhaps 1.5, that would be good. If he can make it to two per game, that would be awesome.

Blocks Per Game Leader- Bam Adebayo