Fantasy Basketball Team Analysis: 2011-12 Miami Heat

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