Miami Heat: Weaknesses To Address Before NBA Playoffs- Limit Turnovers
The Miami Heat have several skilled playmakers on their team who are excellent at sharing the ball with their teammates. However, that does not mean that they do not struggle with turning the basketball over.
Taking Care Of The Basketball
Their four players who lead them in minutes per game also lead them in turnovers per game. All four average over two turnovers each game, with the worst being 2.7 per game.
The Heat are the fifth-worst team in the NBA in the turnover category. This is a huge issue because opponents average 16.7 points off of those Miami Heat turnovers.
Although they do a good job of capitalizing off of their own forced turnovers on the defensive end, they need to tighten up offensively so that their opponent is not beating them off transition buckets on the break.
There are several great defensive teams, especially in the East, who can force a lot of turnovers. Many of those teams are also great at scoring in transition.
One of the best examples of that is the Milwaukee Bucks. If the Heat are too careless with the basketball and allow Giannis Antetokounmpo to run in transition the whole game, they will have a tough time beating the Bucks.
That’s just one example though, as again, the East, alone, is full of them.