The Miami Heat are trending in the right direction when it comes to their offensive output on the season. Being able to knock down three-point shots certainly helps, the Miami Heat are also making good use of all of their attempts from inside the arc as well.
Fueled by Jimmy Butler assaults on the defense in the paint and at the rim, with a little bit of Bam Adebayo mid-range offense mixed in between, the Miami Heat can ride all that and some Tyler Herro Magic all the way into a, hopefully, deep postseason run.
But among all of the good chaos that has been the Heat’s offense, at least for this particular moment in time, the new additions of Cody Zeller and Kevin Love have improved their ability on that side of the ball as well.
The Miami Heat needed to add more shooting as they added Kevin Love as a buyout. And as his comfort grows in what they do, so should his production.
Two savvy veterans with real size and girth, they both have had an impact when it comes to allowing the Miami Heat to find easy offense with their technical ability, such as Zeller’s screening, overall positioning, and intellect near the rim. But when it comes to Love, specifically, he also brings another three-point threat to the Heat offense and one that can absolutely hurt the opposing team if left open.
Though love hasn’t been stellar since arriving in Miami, his last two games have looked different from the rest. Needing to find more comfort in the Miami Heat offense, it seems, Love has been more assertive in the last two games—one could say.
And to be precise, the word “aggressive” wasn’t used here for a particular reason. Upon first coming over from Cleveland, Love was aggressive, but it seemed to be in a more forceful way.
Now seeming more comfortable in the Miami Heat system, he’s finding his shots in the flow and groove of the offense, something that’s able to be seen with the naked eye. And with Love seeming to find his groove, along with the resurgence of the Miami Heat’s outside shooting and overall offense, things should only continue to look up from here.
Perfectly timed, of course, because with the chance to climb out of play-in territory before them, they’ll need all the production they can get to help them land a more ideal playoff positioning.