Good afternoon everyone,
I was recently credentialed by Dime Magazine to cover the Miami Heat over the past weekend’s worth of games. During my time speaking with the likes of Coach Spoelstra, Norris Cole and Mario Chalmers, I uncovered the keys as to why the Heat bench has been so productive this season, especially in comparison to previous seasons.
The bench has deserved its just due for what the services it has performed over the past three years, yet always seems to get muddled in the conversation because of the influence of guys like LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.
Consider this piece as an appreciation to the lesser-known, oft-ignored members of the bench that have been, surprisingly, outplaying the starters this season.