The REAL Reason Why The Heat Are SO Good In The NBA (Ft Jimmy Butler, Passing, & Weird Defense)

Dec 18, 2019
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The Miami Heat and Jimmy Butler have been so good this NBA season, against the Lakers, the Bucks, but why? #NBA #Heat #Butler
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The Heat are 19-8 which is the 6th best record in the league. Before the season started, the Heat were expected to be a middle of the road team, they were 14th for power rankings in the preseason. After a couple Dion Waiters suspensions, now, they’re competing with every team. Just a few days ago, they lost an intense game to the Lakers by 3, they’ve beat the Bucks, but they aren’t the typical team with a 2 star duo.
While Jimmy Butler is averaging 21.2 points and 6.4 rebounds, he’s shooting the worst he has ever shot in a season since the 2013-14 season. He’s shooting 43% from the field (43.2) and 28.0% from 3. Yeah, he’s one of the worst shooters in the league right now, but the Heat are a +13.4 with him on the court vs off. A lot of that can be contributed to his playmaking. Butler is averaging 6.8 assists per game which is a career high for him.
Interestingly enough, Butler has spent 0% of time as a guard this season. Whaaaat He has played 77% at small forward and 23% at power forward. Butler is usually surrounded by two guards that can shoot and 2 bigs, one of which also can shoot like Myers Leonard and Kelly Olynk. Erik Spoelstra has given Butler shooting options around him which actually allows him to play to his strengths instead of being relied upon as a shooter himself. Especially with the emergence of Kendrick Nunn, Duncan Robinson, and Tyler Herro, the guard rotation has gotten filled.
Butler is also one of the most clutch players in the league. Even though he’s not efficient, he’s 5th in the league in points per game in the clutch and 3rd in the league in assists per game in the clutch. This is what the Heat were missing last year, Wade was their closer (mamba mentality), but Wade was not a star level player in his last season. Butler can lead a team down the stretch, we’ve seen it against the overtime game against the Mavericks and we’ve seen time and time again that he can make the big shot. The Heat are 6 and 2 in the clutch this season when Butler plays.
Jimmy Butler’s most passed to player is Bam Adebayo. Bam has been special this year. He’s averaging 15.2 points, 10.6 rebounds, and 4.6 assists. Those 4.6 assists are special because he’s not just getting it through handoffs. He’s actually dribbling the ball up and making reads like a guard. Bam had a triple double against the Mavericks and a 30 point triple double against the Hawks.
We knew that Butler would add defense to this team. Spoelstra and Pat Riley have created a rough rider mentality where every player plays hard defense, but they were still missing a lockdown perimeter defender. Butler is completely disrupting perimeter players. On shots greater than 15 feet, he’s causing a drop of 9.1% from the field. On 3s, he’s causing a drop of -8.4%. That is elite. Butler’s being a bully. But I think what he isn’t getting enough credit for is his team defense and off-ball defense. For example, here Butler stunts help, stays loaded since he’s guarding LeBron, and he’s already leaning slightly back before the pass even happens. He gets the steal and he’s off. Butler is leading the league in steals at the moment at 2.1 steals.
Bam Adebayo is a special case defensively too, specifically because of how the Heat want to use him. For example, against the Rockets, Spoelstra matched up Bam with Russell Westbrook. Whaaaat. Yeah a center matched up with an all-star point guard. The experiment… didn’t work. Westbrook had 27, 7,and 9, and the Heat lost by 9, but just the idea is radical and yet it makes sense. He’s 6’ 9” with a 7’1” wingspan. So not only can he defend the paint, he’s able to switch out on the perimeter. While I don’t think should be the primary defender on a guard, he can be switched on for a few possessions.
Jimmy Butler has a questionable reputation as a teammate, but on the Heat, it seems as if all his teammates love him. All these players are playing for each other and for the team. If that wasn’t there, then none of this could work the way it has, but it’s great to see such camaraderie between teammates. This team just doesn’t tank man. This season, when all the other teams are stacked, the Heat knew that they wouldn’t have the firepower to match, but still got a star in Butler. They have a lot of versatility in their lineups, shooting, playmaking, interior finishing, and defense. The Heat are going to be a tough out in the playoffs. What they are missing is star talent, but they ain’t gonna make anything easy. But what do you think? How far will the Heat go?

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  • Seeing this after watching them play with so much heart in the finals, gahleee

    Seun AbeSeun Abe6 days ago
  • Who’s here in October 2020 when the heat pushed the lakers to game 6 in the finals? ->

    theo tugboattheo tugboat9 days ago
  • This aged so well man

    Shea WyllieShea Wyllie17 days ago
  • Nice

    Evan ShafferEvan Shaffer21 day ago
  • U called this shit

    kadden Partainkadden Partain22 days ago
  • Well they made it to the finals

    TwiggiTwiggi23 days ago
  • Well its the other side finals and they lead 3-1,. Its intresting to see miami vs lakers,. But the fight aint over on nuggets vs lakers vs no nba team rose up from 3-1 and the nuggets prove they can do it twice in the play offs and theyre stat sky rocketed,. Either nuggets vs heat or heat vs lakers its fun to watch...

    NaiZNaiZ26 days ago
  • Truee

    tenzin migmar dorjitenzin migmar dorjiMonth ago
  • You got hood tendencies 🤣

    Rag NahRag NahMonth ago
  • This video is aging great for you. Especially since you started talking about them beating the Bucks and you showed Giannis! Plus the Lakers are still in it too.

    Jordan ConleyJordan ConleyMonth ago
  • They actually went pretty far lol

    Chavanun SiphomsayChavanun SiphomsayMonth ago
  • They can’t matchup with lakers

    Tony MendozaTony MendozaMonth ago
  • Watch my vids

    HeirooHeirooMonth ago
  • Philly take notes. Surround ur playmakers with SHOOTERS.

    JimboJimboMonth ago
  • Watching this cause they almost swept the bucks and are in the eastern conference finals. What?

    Jesus ChristJesus ChristMonth ago
  • How far can they go? Yeah Miami in 4 over bucks

    Michael Jig SalvadorMichael Jig SalvadorMonth ago
  • Im here again coz they beat the milwaukee sucks 2-0 in their playoff series

    Vlad SidVlad SidMonth ago
    • @Twiggi Now ECF

      Taeyang BigbangTaeyang BigbangMonth ago
    • Now 3-0

      TwiggiTwiggiMonth ago
  • Rough

    kryzkryz2 months ago
  • Mj, you should have told us u got spice adams in the video 😁😁😂😂

    Dope TyjuanDope Tyjuan2 months ago
  • They need someone else then butler with at least 5+ years for chances in playoffs

    DatFunnyBananaDatFunnyBanana2 months ago
  • rough

    David BoatengDavid Boateng2 months ago
  • Rough Riding Bull. Love this heat team

    DantieuSDantieuS2 months ago
  • Man jimmy is a lethal leader

    cash carticash carti2 months ago
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    Bilal MutawakilBilal Mutawakil2 months ago
  • Jimmy is a Brandon Roy Prime Talent with a Gary Payton Mentality trash talk and defense plus he found a home. Nunn, Hero and Adebayo are rising stars. Spoelstra good job. This is an intense underrated team just like Raptors and Nuggets a few seasons back. I hope they get Kai Sotto so they can add more defense and length to the team.

    Redheart NorvusRedheart Norvus2 months ago
  • honestly i just want those 7 rings lebron promised us, i’m lookin for the other 5 maybe Tyler Herro and bam with give them to us

    Jeremiah TompaJeremiah Tompa3 months ago
  • Let's go heat

    ballinman89ballinman893 months ago
    • Rough

      ballinman89ballinman893 months ago
  • Rough

    GrimmBaeGrimmBae3 months ago
  • Jimmy Butler is so big. He bigger than Bam. Look when they stand together. Bam an inch taller but Jimmy look bigger

    Anthony MaceAnthony Mace3 months ago
  • We da east bois also I’m from Miami so I love da heat

    KD GamingKD Gaming3 months ago
  • #HEATNATION

    KD GamingKD Gaming3 months ago
  • Rough, but Heat in 6

    Esiah TorresEsiah Torres3 months ago
  • Why heat good than other teams. Other teams have couple of star players and mvp's. Heat are young but they played like a super star.

    algene romeroalgene romero4 months ago
  • Rough

    SocIallySocIally4 months ago
  • the heat are title contenders right now lets debate

    Allen ArietAllen Ariet4 months ago
  • I'm happy for Butler he found his team. Hoping he win a ring

    llemdorllemdor4 months ago
  • Give the heat a team of potato and they will still try to win it all, tanking are for pus****

    crewcutter2030crewcutter20304 months ago
  • rough

    Landen MaljaarsLanden Maljaars4 months ago
  • The Heat have the actual Prodigal Son

    xMRxCARTERxxMRxCARTERx4 months ago
  • The heat reminds me of the 2011 mavs like the mavs team wasn’t good but how they played was excellent

    YungDavidzzz YTYungDavidzzz YT4 months ago
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    Sael SouverainSael Souverain4 months ago
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    Yosef KahnYosef Kahn4 months ago
  • ROUGH 😤

    Jalon JonesJalon Jones4 months ago
  • 1000th comment

    Shoresh_Shoresh_4 months ago
  • Plenty of people are sleeping on spoelstra he the legit sole reason why this team a contender

    Gravity GamerGravity Gamer4 months ago
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    Monch ChavesMonch Chaves4 months ago
  • BAM ADEBAYO BRINGS IT HOME FOR MIAMI by the way im from Miami so yea I’m a heat fan

    KD GamingKD Gaming4 months ago
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    Pad_ Dunk23Pad_ Dunk234 months ago
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    Neon _GamesNeon _Games4 months ago
  • The Heat are my darkhorse for the chip

    JD ChalfantJD Chalfant4 months ago
    • Same

      AyrtonAyrton4 months ago
  • I love his video

    Davis pizza 21Davis pizza 214 months ago
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    Kanon HenryKanon Henry4 months ago
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    James VarapodioJames Varapodio4 months ago
  • Who’s watch this after the lakers beat the buck 4-3 and Giannis joins the Heat and how we went 75-7 and won 3/4 NBA Championships

    FloridaManNamedYodanFloridaManNamedYodan4 months ago
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    Sahib SidhuSahib Sidhu4 months ago
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    Arsenal FcArsenal Fc4 months ago
  • Rooooooouuuugh

    Rey Emmanuel OaneRey Emmanuel Oane4 months ago
  • I miss my Heat :'(

    Shawn BryantShawn Bryant4 months ago
  • in 3 years this will be a championship favourite IF they keep all their pieces (assuming tyler herro and bam adebayo will get a 25 - 30 MIL deal)

    Iffan SkillzIffan Skillz4 months ago
  • Dwade will be overhyped to downplay Lebron everyone knows this

    Red KingRed King4 months ago
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    Jayden ColemanJayden Coleman4 months ago
  • nice vid, make the same for the raptors

    Bram CouckeBram Coucke4 months ago
  • I hate how this nigga speaks

    DoubleDuckDoubleDuck4 months ago
  • The heat are winning because of a godly derrick Jones Jr

    Kasey WilsonKasey Wilson4 months ago
  • Adebayo = Small-Ball 5-spot

    DeAndre PageDeAndre Page5 months ago
  • They play 2-3 Zone Defense to cover-up for all 3 of those youngblood 3-point shooters being below-average perimeter defenders.

    DeAndre PageDeAndre Page5 months ago
  • Hassan Whiteside is a traditional Center, Bam is the TOTAL OPPOSITE = actually a mobile Power Forward.

    DeAndre PageDeAndre Page5 months ago
  • All of these 3-point SHOOTERS, but they don't have Jimmy Butler's heart. Compromise Kendrick Nunn Duncan Robinson Tyler Hero

    DeAndre PageDeAndre Page5 months ago
  • Dion Waiters is with his former Cleveland Cavs teammate Lebron James now. 🤣🤣🤣🤣 Playing for the #1 Western Conference Los Angeles Lakers, PROMOTION !!!

    DeAndre PageDeAndre Page5 months ago
  • Jimmys leadership is extremely important too. He was in the gym at like 4 am. And the next day Meyers Leonard was too

    Ethan AlcoverEthan Alcover5 months ago
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    Shawn HendricksenShawn Hendricksen5 months ago
  • Heat winning championship

    YouBro GangYouBro Gang5 months ago
  • heat lineup - Dragic, Herro, Butler, Jones Jr, Abdebayo

    casious drewcasious drew5 months ago
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    CrawfishCrawfish5 months ago
  • These Heat need to do their own Harlem Shake, that would be amazing

    LukasDoesEverythingLukasDoesEverything6 months ago
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  • Your the best thank you

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  • The Heat would go kind of far into the playoffs by making it to the 2nd round if the playoffs weren't cancelled

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  • They are going to make the finals

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  • Does anyone else hear the screaming in the beginning

    Iron TacoIron Taco7 months ago
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  • Some mj2kallday means Michael Jordan 2k all day????

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