Agreed. Kanter would be a disaster. Theis & Grant (and a bit of TL) should be able to hold down the 5.Kanter would be a nightmare on the floor for us. If you think that the Heat were targeting Kemba in the paint on switches now they would have another easy 2 or an open 3 virtually every time down the floor.
It’s Game 1 and as I wrote the other day, Miami is going to get clean looks from 3 at the start of the series until the defense becomes accustomed to how and where they are getting these shots. We were going to have a ton of trouble winning the first two games for this reason. If we don’t adapt to what they are doing then the Heat likely will continue to hit 40-45% of their 3’s however as the series progresses they shouldn’t have nearly as many open looks as last night.
Kemba while bad on offense was even worse on defense. You were right, we'll see Wanamaker take some minutes from Kemba as this series lingers on. It's a knee/injury thing and playing him the same amount of minutes as Tatum/JB/Smart shouldn't happen going forward. Brad will have to pick his spots to play Kemba. Until Gordo comes back Tatum/JB/Smart should be playing big minutes. They are young and not traveling, not sure Tatum even breaks a sweat before 40mpg
ALSO you were also correct on Miami's comfort on shooting 3s in the Orlando bubble (Although Jimmy's # of 3PA is still nothing to worry about).
Well played, hopefully, you cleaned out the BOOKS on the OVER.
I'll stay positive and expect Miami not to continue shooting 45% from 3, while the C's adjust defensively.