While the new acquisitions certainly have a ton to do with that, with Trevor Ariza, Victor Oladipo, and Nemanja Bjelica all making an impact already in their Heat tenures, some of the stuff that propelled them to go on that four game streak prior to Tuesday’s defeat has been there the entire team.
When you look at some of the players on the roster, they weren’t themselves prior to the passing of the NBA Trade Deadline. For fear of being traded or the sheer anxiety of it all, Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson were greatly impacted by all of the outside chatter and noise, it seems.
Needless to say though, they’ve both gotten back right since. That’s been greatly needed by the Miami Heat, as with the newest additions, Duncan Robinson and Tyler Herro’s roles become as important as ever.
Tyler isn’t able to pick his spots behind Jimmy and Bam anymore, as he spends a lot of time with the second unit. He has to lead them, along with Goran Dragic.
As for Duncan Robinson, the part of this equation that really matters at the moment, he has to knock down his shots. He’s sure to get a ton of great looks with the Heat’s current roster and has to make them count.
And he has been. While some might say that he’s back, in fact, he’s likely been better than he was.