Miami Heat: Are Corner Threes High On The Menu Of Improvement?

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MIAMI, FL – APRIL 01: Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat attempts a three-point shot during the first half against the Golden State Warriors at American Airlines Arena on April 1, 2021 in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.(Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)

As they should be a potent defensive-group, the Miami Heat are due for some offensive improvement. One of the NBA’s lowest scoring teams will enter the 2021-22 season with a revamped identity, as their shooting efficiencies have waned since the end of last year.

But regardless of their recent struggles, floor-spacing remains a huge part of Miami’s offense and after a successful free agency period in August, Miami’s shooting effectiveness should increase — most especially from one single area: the short-corner three-pointer.

A team of high volume shooters, the Heat registered 662 corner three-point attempts (fifth-most in the NBA), but converted on just 36 percent of them (fifth-worst). While they did sacrifice a few of their best options in free agency, here’s an outlook of Miami’s best corner shooters from the previous season.

Best Miami Heat Corner Shooters In 2020-21

  • Goran Dragic: 54.8 percent
  • Tyler Herro: 46.3 percent
  • Max Strus: 45.6 percent
  • Duncan Robinson: 36.8 percent

Before completing a sign-and-trade deal to acquire Kyle Lowry, Dragic was the Heat’s third-best shooter behind Kendrick Nunn and elite marksman, Duncan Robinson.

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