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Fantasy Basketball Team Analysis: 2011-12 Miami Heat

by on Oct.05, 2011, under Team analysis

LeBron James

Yep, he hears everything you haters have been saying (or so his future fantasy owners should hope). (Flickr/Keith Allison)

Depth chart:
PG: Mario Chalmers**, Mike Bibby*, Norris Cole
SG: Dwyane Wade, Mike Miller, Eddie House
SF: LeBron James, James Jones*
PF: Chris Bosh, Udonis Haslem, Juwan Howard*
C: Joel Anthony, Erick Dampier*, Jamaal Magloire*, Dexter Pittman

* unrestricted free agent
** restricted free agent

Relevant fantasy players and their projected draft positions/per-game stats:
- LeBron James, SF (Rd. 1): 50% FG, 75% FT, 1.5 Threes, 27.5 Pts, 7.5 Reb, 7.5 Ast, 1.5 Stl, 0.8 Blk, 3.5 TO
- Dwyane Wade, PG/SG (Rd. 1): 50% FG, 75% FT, 1 Three, 24.5 Pts, 6 Reb, 4.5 Ast, 1.5 Stl, 1 Blk, 3.3 TO
- Chris Bosh, PF/C (Rd. 5): 50% FG, 80% FT, 19 Pts, 8.5 Reb, 2 Ast, 0.7 Stl, 0.7 Blk, 2 TO
- Mario Chalmers, PG (Rd. 13+): 45% FG, 85% FT, 1.5 Threes, 7 Pts, 2 Reb, 3.5 Ast, 1 Stl, 1.5 TO
- Udonis Haslem, PF/C (Rd. 13+): 50% FT, 75% FT, 8.5 Pts, 8 Reb, 0.5 Ast, 0.5 Stl, 1 TO
- Mike Miller, SG/SF (Rd. 13+): 42% FG, 75% FT, 1.3 Threes, 6.5 Pts, 4 Reb, 1.5 Ast, 0.5 Stl, 1 TO

Sleeper:
Cole

Most likely to surprise:
Haslem

Most likely to disappoint:
Miller

Category specialists:
- Threes: James, Chalmers
- Steals: James, Wade

Things to consider:
- whether Chalmers is let go and who might replace him
- what new faces are signed to the team

Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2010-11:
- Pts: 8th
- FGM: 19th
- FGA: 29th
- FG%: 2nd
- FT%: 12th
- 3PTM: 11th
- Reb: T-9th
- Ast: T-26th
- TO: 11th
- Stl: T-25th
- Blk: 9th
- Pace: 21st
- Offensive Efficiency: 3rd
- Defensive Efficiency: 5th

Fantasy-friendliness for 2011-12: B

Bonus:
Chris Bosh doesn’t like this post-game presser

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