Heat Power Rankings Roundup: Week 10
Below is a graph of where the Heat have ranked over the course of the season.
And here is what Power Rankers are saying about the Heat this week:
Heat ranked 24th - "A bright spot amid the ongoing debate about Hassan Whiteside's true effectiveness and the growing curiosity surrounding the Heat's plans with Goran Dragic between now and the Feb. 23 trade deadline is the progress of Tyler Johnson. Miami's $50 Million man uncorked 32 points in a double-overtime loss to Orlando last week, accounting for the highest total for a Heat reserve in franchise history. Johnson's 13.4 points per game is the second-highest scoring average among players with no starts this season, behind only the Lakers' Lou Williams (19.7 PPG) and ahead of OKC's Enes Kanter (13.1 PPG)."
Heat ranked 24th - "I've got a funny feeling we're going to see some big moves and a lot of D-League call-ups for Miami in the second half of this season."
Heat ranked 24th - "Goran Dragic says he wants to stay, which is nice, but they should totally just trade Goran Dragic. Maybe to the Magic. Dragic Magic."
Heat ranked 25th - "The Heat came back from 19 down to beat the Lakers on Shaq Night on Thursday, but also blew fourth-quarter leads of nine and eight points against the Magic and Pelicans. Justise Winslow missed a potential game-winner against Orlando and missed three more shots down the stretch against New Orleans, but had a huge game against L.A. and the Heat are building him up as their next go-to guy. Among 262 players who played at least 500 minutes last season and have played at least 300 minutes this season, only three guys - Harrison Barnes, Russell Westbrook and George Hill - have seen a bigger jump in usage rage. And though he's missed 16 of the Heat's 31 games, Winslow has taken just one fewer shot in the clutch this season (20) than he did all of last season (21)."
Heat ranked 24th - "That was a good comeback last Thursday night, on Shaq’s jersey retirement night, from down 19 to beat the Lakers. But the fact they were down 19 to Los Angeles and could not come back on Orlando or New Orleans shows where this team is right now. Justise Winslow is not consistent on offense but they are leaning more and more on him. The Goran Dragic trade rumor mill is in high gear and will remain there the trade deadline or he gets moved."