In the last two contests against lottery teams, the Miami Heat’s bench players almost lost both of them due its atrocious defense against speedy players.
In the clip below Isaiah Taylor, shows how the bench’s defense cannot stop fast defenders, as he blows by them for an easy basket at the rim.
Isaiah Taylor already has 9 points and 3 assists and we're just getting started. pic.twitter.com/Y5parbDkN0— FOX Sports: Hawks (@HawksOnFSSE) April 4, 2018
Isaiah Taylor already has 9 points and 3 assists and we’re just getting started.
Later former Heat Summer Leaguer Damion Lee outruns three defenders down the court, and then makes a basket against two Heat defenders in the paint. i.e. he out-hustles all five Heat players on the court by himself.
From coast tooooo coast.
Miami Heat last 2 games
The Heat starters were fifth best against lottery-level starters, which won’t be the case in the playoffs, when they face the starters of a top-three Eastern Conference team in the first round on the road.
The hyped depth of the Heat team became exposed under the stress test of speed and effort, which simply shredded the non-existent defensive effort of the slow-footed rotation players.
Four regular season games remain to fix the problem with some personnel changes, because you can’t teach speed (or height) no matter how hard a player tries.