NBA Power Rankings week 16: OKC Thunder and teams post deadline

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10. team. 110. . 34-18. Previous: 8th. Miami Heat

Miami Heat:

Offense: (111.9) 7th
Defense: (108.6)14th
Net: (plus +3.3) 10th

 Results Week 16: (1-3) Won vs. 76ers: 137-106, Lost vs. Clippers: 111-128, Kings: 97-105, Blazers: 109-115
Games Week 17: (2 games) Mon at Warriors | Weds at Jazz

A huge win to open the week with Jimmy Butler CLEARLY inside the 76ers heads as the Heat continue to easily dispense of Philly who struggles on the road. Then again, Miami aren’t much better in that regard as they began a six game road trip losing the first three games in the series.

Warning bells must be sounding for Erik Spoelstra regarding the Heat defense as teams are figuring out how to dissect the 2-3 zone. And, that can be somewhat remedied by utilizing the new additions for greater defensive answers. The problem however, will be to utilize that defense it will mean removing or reducing the time the youngsters spend on the floor. And that could reduce the production of the offense, particularly from deep.