Originally Posted by TEKtheMAESTRO
i have no idea what it is with us. i think we really do have a problem where we dont give 100% effort every night. we lose to teams we have no business losing to with half effort, then play our hearts out against tough teams and win. u see a team like golden state, who doesn't take it easy on ANYONE. they haven't taken their foot off the pedal against any team this year. AND STILL have come close to getting beat 2 or 3 times already by "inferior" teams. If curry eased up even a little in either game, they would've lost. this is the attitude OUR team needs to adopt. we have the pieces. we just have to use them ALL of the time.
whoever on the floor needs to give that udonis haslem effort. if they slack off, bench em. we have no time for people who just wanna take up space. but the way we're coached is a whole 'nother conversation. so lets not even go down that ugly road....
We don't have anywhere near the depth that GS has. They can afford to give that kind of effort because when they are tired someone else can come in and contribute. Curry is much younger than Wade. Makes a difference when your superstar is in his prime. We have one player that is seriously underperforming. That is Dragic. How much more can we expect out of the other players?
Whiteside is still raw. Deng has so many miles on him from being run ragged in Chicago. Wade is an unbelievable player but has to pick and choose when to turn it on. Haslem and Amare are washed. Winslow still needs to find a way to contribute offensively.
We have Bosh and Wade's shadow.
The "inferior" teams will play hard against us because they know we are very beatable.
I'll be happy with resting Wade as much as possible throughout the regular season and getting a 4 seed with a favorable first round matchup. Then hope Wade has enough in the tank to make some magic in the later rounds.