Pro: The postseason star seems to have found a home in Miami. Caleb Martin was incredibly efficient for the Heat in the 2023 Playoffs, taking his game to another level when his name was called. Martin has blossomed into a reliable 3-and-D player, sinking 35.6% of his 3s last season and securing one steal per game. He’s another player that shines the brightest when his back is against the wall.
Con: He’s had some ultra-memorable performances for the Heat, but similar to Robinson, Miami needs consistency from Martin. Developing that corner 3 even more than he has would help the Heat. The more players on Miami’s roster that can knock down a shot from a distance, will boost the Heat’s chances to secure a title and stack victories.
Pro: Thomas Bryant brings fire and energy every time he steps on the floor. He’s a player that will always be willing to make the boring plays, like set screens and box out, but he’s efficient on the offensive end and he’s a mobile big that can at least replicate Adebayo’s game to some degree. With Bryant being in the rotation the Heat should be able to stay active on the block.
Con: Having this high intensity that Bryant brings to the game is usually a positive, but it can also lead to bad decisions. The 6-foot-10 center has a habit of flubbing assignments, like realizing when it’s time to press up on defense or whether it’s time to kick out to a teammate on offense. Defensively, Bryant has to improve in order to stay on the court. Though Spoelstra should be able to find a role to highlight Bryant’s strengths, it will be up to him to earn consistent minutes.