There have been many roads that the Miami Heat have gone down with Erik Spoelstra running the show.
Big threes. Wild locker rooms. Wild personalities.
But now, he finally has his perfect group.
For starters, it’s obvious that Jimmy Butler is the perfect leader for a team that Erik Spoelstra is coaching, while Bam Adebayo is the perfect centerpiece going forward. But most importantly, the entire roster is forming to his exact liking.
That is because of a bunch of reasons, mostly headlined by versatility and depth. He has the perfect mixture of everything you would want: Veterans and Youth, Offensive talents and Defensive talents. It’s clear he has options.
Many teams in the past have seemed to be built for a specific player, but finally he has his team. His ideal team.
This season will allow Spo to be the most creative he’s been in his career. For one, teams will need to adjust and be creative as they were in the bubble, since this season will be like no other.
Everything seems to be up in the air with the rotation. Does he start a second year Tyler Herro or a veteran Avery Bradley? Do the power forward minutes go to veteran Moe Harkless or rookie Precious Achiuwa?
And honestly, he might have to go to it all, but at some point decisions will have to be made. Spo’s initial evaluation on the roster later in the season will no doubt be the correct one, since he’s been doing it for years.
Lastly, he finally has a bunch of dogs to coach, so he doesn’t have to worry about a lack of effort or intensity. There have been some instances over the past few years where he’s had some players that did not have that same mentality. But once again, he knows his lead dog has the mental toughness that he’s been waiting for, and now it’s time to be unleashed.
Erik Spoelstra solidified his coaching status after the incredible finals run this past year, but he’s not finished. He has a group of guys that fit perfectly, and he’s looking to do much more than just making it to the Finals.