Miami Heat: Coach Spoelstra No ‘Amateur’ When It Comes To Rotation
He looked to be one of the odd men out, especially with the emergence of Caleb Martin and the return of Markieff Morris as well, however and as stated, it’s not that simple for Spo. There will be some nights or games that Max gets the call, as he’s too good of a player and offensive weapon to not get it when the Miami Heat might need a jolt.
And that’s exactly what Strus put on display against Detroit. It gets deeper than that though too.
Take for example how he uses Gabe Vincent, sprinkling in a light dose of Vincent and Kyle Lowry lineups recently. Yes, it has come as a result of Jimmy Butler being injured or out but the overall circumstances aren’t the point.
The happening in itself is what matters here, as it displays a willingness and cunningness by Spo to, not only, do what he thinks is best to give his team a chance but to also go to something unorthodox if it means maximizing the skills and tools at his disposal.
While you are there though, if you are talking about a Vincent and Lowry pairing as your lead guards, you might want to play more size at the big man spots with those two smaller guys out front. That’s something to be tabled for down the road though.
As far as the overall thoughts on the rotation, itself, what’s the point of it all though?