With Erik Spoelstra constantly shuffling Miami Heat lineups throughout the regular season as he searches for optimal combinations, we’re going to feature his best lineups during each month of the season. For November, we’re also factoring in the two games of October. All stats were pulled from NBA.com
Goran Dragic, Dwyane Wade, Justise Winslow, Luol Deng, and Hassan Whiteside
Interestingly enough the Miami Heat‘s best lineup of the season doesn’t feature arguably its best overall player in Chris Bosh, instead proffering rookie Justise Winslow, or Mr. Plus/Minus.
Not only was this the Heat’s best lineup, outscoring teams by 35.3 points every 100 possessions, but they’ve been the second best lineup in the NBA (min of 50 mins), trailing only the Golden State Warriors’ juggernaut of Steph Curry, Harrison Barnes, Klay Thompson, Andre Iguodala, and Draymond Green. That group outscores teams by a whopping 69.9 points per 100 possessions.
Mario Chalmers, Tyler Johnson, Justise Winslow, Josh McRoberts, and Chris Bosh
Miami’s next best lineup to play at least 30 minutes is impossible to trot out again with the trading of Chalmers to the Grizzlies. They outscored teams by 27.5 points per 100 possessions.
Goran Dragic, Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng, Chris Bosh, Hassan Whiteside
The unit that started the season hasn’t fared well, getting outscored by 3.3 points per every 100 possessions.
- Bosh and Whiteside haven’t been the potent tandem we expected thus far, posting a net rating of -2.1.
- Miami’s best three-man combination with a minimum of 30 minutes played is Winslow, Bosh, and Gerald Green, which has outscored teams by 24.7 points per 100 possessions in a solid 101-minute sample.
- Winslow leads the NBA in defensive rating (points allowed per 100 possessions when he’s on the court). His net rating of 11.2 ranks 12th in the league (min of 25 mpg for both).
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