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Team analysis: Miami Heat

by on Sep.23, 2010, under Team analysis

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh

Three players worthy of picks in the first two rounds? Bananas. The bright lights will be shining on James, Wade and Bosh in fantasy circles this season. (David Alvarez/NBA.com)

Depth chart:
PG: Mario Chalmers, Carlos Arroyo, Patrick Beverley
SG: Dwyane Wade, Mike Miller, Eddie House, Kenny Hasbrouck
SF: LeBron James, James Jones, Da’Sean Butler
PF: Chris Bosh, Udonis Haslem, Juwan Howard, Shavlik Randolph
C: Joel Anthony, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, Jamaal Magloire, Dexter Pittman

Relevant fantasy players and projected draft positions/per-game stats:
LeBron James – SF (Rd. 1): 23 Pts, 1.5 threes, 8 Reb, 9 Ast, 1.5 Stl, 1 Blk
Dwyane Wade – G (Rd. 1): 24 Pts, 1 three, 4 Reb, 6.5 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk
Chris Bosh – F/C (Rd. 2-3): 18 Pts,  9 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk
Mike Miller – G/F (Rd. 9-11): 10 Pts, 2.5 threes, 4 Reb, 3 Ast
Mario Chalmers – PG (Rd. 12+): 9 Pts, 1.5 threes, 4 Ast, 1.5 Stl
Udonis Haslem – F/C (Rd. 13+): 8.5 Pts, 7.5 Reb

Sleeper:
Miller

Most likely to surprise:
Chalmers

Most likely to disappoint:
James

Category specialists:

  • Threes: Miller
  • Steals: Chalmers
  • Blocks: Anthony

Things to watch:

  • how much time at PG Wade and James steal from Chalmers
  • if any of the centers can emerge with usable fantasy value

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2009-10:

  • Pts: 25th
  • FGM: 26th
  • FGA: 25th
  • FG%: 17th
  • FT%: 19th
  • 3PTM: 17th
  • Reb: T14th
  • Ast: 28th
  • TO: 4th
  • Stl: 12th
  • Blk: 4th

Fantasy-friendliness for 2010-11: B

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