Although they failed to win the 2020 championship, the Heat can be considered over-fulfilled this season and unexpectedly reached the finals as a dark horse. 13 years ago, when James smashed the finals, Duncan said the famous phrase "The future is yours." "The Ringer" reporter John Jablonka also wrote in an article that the young Heat players have unlimited prospects, "the future is theirs."
尽管他们未能赢得2020年冠军，但热火在本赛季可算是超额完成，出人意料地闯入了决赛。 13年前，詹姆斯（James）闯入决赛，邓肯（Duncan）说了著名的话：“未来就是你的了”。 《 The Ringer》记者约翰·贾布隆卡（John Jablonka）在一篇文章中还写道，年轻的热火球员有无限的前景，“未来就是他们的未来。”
During the lockout period, the Heat’s young players have made great progress. Now that the new offseason has arrived, they can use this gap to continue to improve. If they get promoted again, the Heat will become very scary.
The Heat’s idea of building a team is reasonable. Experienced veterans can always maintain a high level of output. They have introduced Claude and Iguodala through trades. Both of them are top puzzles, and young players have also Stir up the main beam. These do not appear in a vacuum, everything has a reason.
From the end of the 2018-19 season to the opening of the training camp for the 2019-20 season, there was a 171-day interval. From the suspension to the rematch, there were 140 days apart. Although the difference is one month (31 days), the difference is not significant. The players also received an extra offseason.
Did you practice hard during the lockout? You can tell at a glance after the rematch. The Heat's team culture has always required players to be hardworking and tenacious, and even requires "self-discipline" (that is, self-discipline when unsupervised), and this has benefited players a lot.
Shiro's performance has long gone beyond the category of rookies. After the rematch, he has almost improved in all aspects, unlike the one he had in January this year. From the data point of view, after the rematch, his scoring increased, his shooting efficiency improved, and he was able to create more offensive opportunities. In addition, his decision-making ability, possession and defense have also improved, and he also controlled his mistakes. It is precious.
Putting aside the data, just from the game point of view, his style of play is very different from ordinary rookies. It is usually difficult for a rookie to get a considerable amount of playing time in the fourth quarter of the playoffs, but in the regular season, Shiro's playing time in the fourth quarter is already a lot. In this year's Eastern Conference G4, he scored 37 points, which is shocking.
Only 140 days, Shiro evolved into this. In addition to him, the Heat also have three young players, Adebayor, Duncan Robinson and Nunn, who are also executives of the Heat's team culture. Have they also been promoted? The answer is of course yes. The only question is, how much have they improved, and how much room for improvement?
It can be imagined that after the start of the 2020-21 season, the Heat's young players will look like this.
Shiro first. It is not impossible for him to improve in all aspects in the new offseason, after all, he is still a rookie. If his possession is further improved, he will be able to better control the ball, reduce unnecessary errors, and is expected to become a scorer with an average of 20 points per game this season.
Next is Adebayor, who is expected to elevate himself to a higher level. In this year's playoffs, his most significant improvement is shooting. During the regular season, he made 94 mid-range shots, shooting only 22.3%. But in the playoffs, he shot 33 times and hit 42.4%. In addition, his free throws were more reliable. The average free throw shots per game increased from 5.3 to 6.1, and his shooting percentage increased from 69% to 81.4%. . Once he can open the space, it will be more threatening.
Finally come to see Dun Luo and Nunn. Although their progress is not as visible to the naked eye as the first two, it is their presence that makes the Heat even better. Dun Luo should strive to improve his defensive, breakthrough, and autonomous offensive abilities, and Nunn's first thing to do is to regain his confidence in the early season.
After the baptism of this year's finals, the young Heat players are no longer jerky boys. Efforts will eventually pay off, and I hope that after another offseason, the Heat can "make another Cheng Yaojin." (Demon)