The Miami Heat are one of the better teams in the league and though a lot of it has everything to do with their coaching, the total assembly of the roster, and the top-end talent itself, a lot of it has everything to do with something else.
That “something else” is the chemistry, the likeability, and the pure fit amongst one another that this team has. It is not only something that is rare and special but something that has galvanized the team and its fan base.
It’s also something that can’t be replicated. Hold on to these thoughts for a second though.
With it being all the buzz around the league, the “it” being the approaching Thursday NBA Trade Deadline, trades have started to become a reality. The Blazers have moved CJ McCollum, while the Pacers and the Kings made a switch revolving around Tyrese Haliburton and Domantas Sabonis.
With that having fans eager to see their teams do something, it should beg of different emotions from those that follow, support, or cover the Miami Heat. That’s the last part of the chemistry discussion from a bit ago.
The Miami Heat are one of the best teams in the league right now and their chemistry is a huge part of it. For that reason, they shouldn’t touch the roster.
Here’s the part that needed to be held on to. It’s something that the Miami Heat shouldn’t mess with, at all and regardless of the itch to do a deal.
To reiterate and rephrase, that’s also why the Miami Heat should refrain from making a trade before the deadline. When you look at the way that this team has come together, has been able to perform together, and has been able to perform whenever they have been without some of their pieces, that says it all.
In fact, when they have been missing guys, it’s been key pieces in a lot of situations. That includes stints missed by Jimmy Butler, Tyler Herro, Kyle Lowry, and Bam Adebayo for an extended period of time.
This Miami heat team has not only lived up to the expectations set forth by the culture but they’ve overperformed and excelled in many situations. That’s the very thing that’s propelled them to the first-placed team in the Eastern Conference right now.
So, while you should take every advantageous chance or use every avenue available to make your team better when a logical opportunity arises, there are certain situations where the chemistry built upon a certain group is better than what one individual piece can add to the whole.
Listen, when it comes to Pat Riley, Andy Elisburg, and the rest of the Miami Heat decision-makers over there, you always trust what they do. However, from the outside looking in, it might be better to just let this monster go untouched.
Because they are, indeed, currently a monster.