As we enter a new week things are not looking good for the Miami Heat.
They're struggling on offence and defence and seem to be lacking the competitive edge that allowed them to be great the last four years. Part of it is a new system as well as new players, and part of it is something else entirely.
In any case, here is some Monday reading for the Heat faithful.
- Only the Minnesota Timberwolves allow opposing teams to shoot a higher field goal percentage than Miami. Ira Widerman of the Sun Sentinel takes a look at Miami's deplorable defensive scheme.
- Hot Hot Hoops' very own manager, Surya Fernandez takes a look at where it all went wrong for Miami down the stretch in yesterday's loss.
- With Birdman potentially facing a long absence from the lineup Bleacher Report's Tom Sunnergreen takes a look at ways Miami might got about replacing him for the time being.
- On a positive note, Ira Winderman takes a look at how Wade is finding his rhythm once again especially in terms of scoring.
What's going on around the league?
- Zach Lowe takes a look at how Dennis Schroeder is quietly emerging as a solid piece for the Hawks.
- SB Nation's Yaron Weitzman takes analyzes why the Knicks fall apart in tight games.
- SB Nation's Liam Boylett-Pett takes a look at the difference Draymond Green makes for the Warriors.
- The Cavaliers are looking at possibly trading Dion Waiters.