MIAMI HEAT | 2013-14 SEASON PREVIEW

Miami Heat’s 2013-14 roster

 
 
Miami Heat center Greg Oden speaks to reporters during a break from a training camp session at the Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. The two-time defending NBA champions opened training camp Tuesday at the resort, with two practices scheduled for opening day. (AP Photo/Bahamas Visual Services, Dante Carrer)
Miami Heat center Greg Oden speaks to reporters during a break from a training camp session at the Atlantis Resort in Paradise Island, Bahamas, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. The two-time defending NBA champions opened training camp Tuesday at the resort, with two practices scheduled for opening day. (AP Photo/Bahamas Visual Services, Dante Carrer)
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SF LeBron James

Age: 28.

Pro: 11th season.

Height, weight: 6-8, 250.

Inside scoop: James is the overwhelming favorite of many to win his third consecutive MVP Award. It’s James’ league now until further notice.

PPG RPG APG
12-1326.88.07.3
Career27.67.36.9

C/PF Chris Bosh

Age: 29.

Pro: 11th season.

Height, weight: 6-10, 228.

Inside scoop: Bosh led the Heat in points, rebounds and field-goal percentage during the preseason.

PPG RPG APG
12-1316.66.81.7
Career19.58.92.1

PF Udonis Haslem

Age: 33

Pro: 11th season.

Height, weight: 6-8, 230.

Inside scoop: Haslem will once again start at power forward for the Heat. For the past four seasons, Haslem has averaged more than 10 rebounds per 36 minutes.

PPG RPG APG
12-133.95.40.5
Career8.97.71.0

SG Dwyane Wade

Age: 31.

Pro: 11th season.

Height, weight: 6-4, 212.

Inside scoop: Wade sat out every other game during the preseason. Deliberate rest throughout the season might keep him healthy for the playoffs.

PPG RPG APG
12-1321.25.05.1
Career24.75.16.1

PG Mario Chalmers

Age: 27.

Pro: 6th season.

Height, weight: 6-1, 190.

Inside scoop: Chalmers begins the season in excellent shape after a strenuous offseason workout program and a commitment to eating healthy.

PPG RPG APG
12-138.62.23.5
Career8.42.33.6

SG Ray Allen

Age: 38.

Pro: 18th season.

Height, weight: 6-5, 205.

Inside scoop: Allen went on the “Paleo” diet this summer to prepare himself for the long regular season.

PPG RPG APG
12-1310.91.72.7
Career19.44.13.4

PF Shane Battier

Age: 35.

Pro: 13th season.

Height, weight: 6-8, 220.

Inside scoop: This could be Battier’s last season. He has hinted toward retirement in the past.

PPG RPG APG
12-136.62.31.0
Career9.04.41.8

PF Chris Andersen

Age: 35.

Pro: 12th season.

Height, weight: 6-10, 230.

Inside scoop: It will be interesting to see just how good the Heat can be throughout an entire regular season with the Birdman coming off the bench. Many viewed him as the key to last season.

PPG RPG APG
12-134.94.10.4
Career5.45.10.5

PG Norris Cole

Age: 25.

Pro: 3rd season

Height, weight: 6-2, 170.

Inside scoop: Cole was the subject of trade rumors during the preseason. Being the youngest player on the Heat’s roster and a skilled defender, Cole is a valuable asset to the team.

PPG RPG APG
12-135.61.62.1
Career6.11.52.0

PF Rashard Lewis

Age: 34.

Pro: 16th season.

Height, weight: 6-10, 215.

Inside scoop: This could be Lewis’ final season in the league. He reported to training camp in great shape and was excited about his chances to break into the rotation after leaving the Bahamas.

PPG RPG APG
12-135.22.20.5
Career15.55.41.7

SF James Jones

Age: 33.

Pro: 11th season.

Height, weight: 6-8, 225.

Inside scoop: Jones is hoping his hot hand from three-point range during the preseason carries over into the regular season. Has been battling several other players for a spot in the rotation.

PPG RPG APG
12-131.60.60.3
Career5.72.10.6

PG Roger Mason Jr.

Age: 33.

Pro: 10th season.

Height, weight: 6-5, 200.

Inside scoop: This is Mason’s first season with the Heat. His three-point percentage of .415 last season attracted the attention of the NBA champions.

PPG RPG APG
12-135.31.91.1
Career6.51.81.3

SF Michael Beasley

Age: 24.

Pro: 6th season.

Height, weight: 6-9, 235.

Inside scoop: Beasley’s role on the team is somewhat of a mystery at this point. He could help spell Dwyane Wade and LeBron James during the long season.

PPG RPG APG
12-1310.13.81.5
Career14.15.21.4

C Joel Anthony

Age: 31.

Pro: 7th season.

Height, weight: 6-9, 245.

Inside scoop: Anthony will once again provide the Heat depth and speed in the frontcourt.

PPG RPG APG
12-131.41.90.2
Career2.43.20.2

C Greg Oden

Age: 25.

Pro: 3rd season.

Height, weight: 7-0, 250.

Inside scoop: Oden’s comeback bid could be a slow process. As long as he’s ready to contribute 10 minutes per game against the Pacers in the postseason, what he does during the regular season will not matter.

PPG RPG APG
12-130.00.00.0
Career9.47.30.6

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