Q: The fact is — it’s an important part of the season and Victor Oladipo is a liability on both ends. The Heat are better off with him on the bench when the game/season is on the line . – P.M.T.
A: What Victor Oladipo has shown this season is the ability to produce the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. At this point, especially from his supporting cast, Erik Spoelstra seemingly is seeking something closer to stability. In last season’s playoffs, Victor appeared content to play as a complementary piece. This season, amid his comeback, he has been trying to do more to the degree that, at times, he tries to do too much. The consistency of Gabe Vincent and Kyle Lowry appears to be the play at the moment. No, not nearly as flashy as Victor, but also not as harrowing.
Q: Hopefully this Gabe Vincent experiment ends soon – Paolo.
A: At this point, it’s more about Kyle Lowry than Gabe Vincent when it comes to who starts at point guard. But Kyle won’t start until the Heat get a definitive sense that Kyle is back to stay, that the rotation won’t have to be altered yet again. In a league where seemingly everyone takes extended time off, that month off for Kyle could yet trigger a Heat revival.
Q: What is it with Miami Heat big men always in early foul trouble? It’s in the way they’re coached. Hello, it’s been like that all 35 years. – Ira.
A: Such is the tradeoff of playing an aggressive style on defense. And certainly Bam Adebayo can get overaggressive on the perimeter. But on Wednesday night the Heat had Omer Yurtseven in drop coverage for the purpose of avoiding foul trouble, and Omer still found himself hearing whistles. Based on how Erik Spoelstra utilized (or didn’t utilize) Omer on Wednesday night, it seems safe to say that Cody Zeller will get his rotation spot back when he returns next week.
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