In a season full of big surprises, the Miami Heat might be the biggest surprise of them all. Among a group consisting of Memphis, the Cavaliers, even right down to what seems like the Knicks fooling everyone, to go both ways in fairness, it has been a season of fresh storylines.
On the Miami Heat, however, they not only have a legitimate 10 man rotation but one of the best, if not the very best, supporting units in the league. Coming into the season, many wondered about Miami’s perceived lack of depth, how it could possibly affect them, and if they were to find a way to make a deep playoff run.
Fast forward to the halfway point of the season and Miami not only currently employs the runaway favorite to win the NBA’s Sixth Man Of The Year, Tyler Herro, but also employs a guy that’s potentially having one of the best seasons a player on a two-way contract has ever had, Caleb Martin.
Those are only two components, though big ones, of a well-oiled machine consisting of a ragtag group of castoffs that has been put together by the NBA’s Vito Corleone himself, Pat Riley, and deployed with exquisite strategic precision by the mad-genius, Erik Spoelstra.
Though “group of castoffs” may be pretty strong, there are a lot of guys making major impacts this year for the team that were afterthoughts coming into the season.