Q: We’ve been here before. Kyle Lowry sit down and let Gabe Vincent begin. I would prefer Gabe at 100 percent than Kyle at 50 percent. This is hurting the team. We play well with adversity. – Pipsi.
A: And, in turn, Duncan could bring Robinson back into the rotation, with Victor Oladipo taking over the role of Gabby Vincent as a backup point guard. No one is doubting Kyle Lowry as the better option at point guard. But the Kyle Lowry we see now is nowhere near Kyle Lowry capable of leading a team on a deep playoff run. Based on Kyle’s comments after Game 4, it looks like he knew as much, though. Another option would be to introduce Vic, but then spacing becomes an issue, as well as the overlap of Oladipo’s and Jimmy Butler’s games. And at this stage, the last thing you want to do is compromise anything regarding Jimmy.
Q: Stop switching Bam Adebayo to Perimeter. He is the only one who gives the Heat a chance against Joe Embiid. – Art.
A: Agreed. But the problem with playing one way up defensively throughout the season and then changing it so dramatically is that teammates can instinctively still play as if a switch is coming, leaving open 76ers shooters even more so. leaves open. It’s almost as if the Heat didn’t see Joel Embiid as a playoff prospect. Unless Baum remains at home on Embiid, Loeb will be constantly up against a team that is initially small for the position. Yes, Joel Embiid has changed everything. As the Heat should have guessed.
Q: Bam Adebayo has to be a 16-10-5 man every night for the heat of where they want to go, which is to win ‘Chip. The reality is that if the Heat go past the 76ers, Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo, Brooke Lopez and Bobby Portis await, or Boston’s Jason Tatum, Al Horford and Robert Williams. So it’s not only the 76ers, but moving forward. The pressure is real. — Douglas.
A: And yet, you know, both Bam Adebayo and Erik Spoelstra will tell you that it’s about more than the numbers, including defensive impact and the ability to disrupt on that end. And they are right. I believe we have reached a point where we need to stop projecting points with BAM. That alone is not the focus or purpose of his approach. But I agree about rebounding. The heat is too short to be successful otherwise if the balm isn’t getting its fair share of rebounds.