The Miami Heat are a surprising 5-4 through 9 games. However, their pythagorean record is much better than that, so they are on the right track (7.3 wins and 1.7 losses). What I was interested in finding out was: who’s producing the wins for them, and how are the Big 3 playing together so far? So with the help of 82games counterpart statistics I broke down each Heat player’s marginal statistical production and their corresponding Marginal Win Score per 48 to find out.
So far its clearly Dwyane Wade’s team. LeBron’s production numbers are down from his Cleveland days, and Chris Bosh could almost be labeled a disappointment, though its early on all three of those conclusions.
The interesting thing is the impact the superstars are having on their other teammates — or rather “apparent” impact. A few of them are playing much better than they have played in the past, including James Jones, Carlos Arroyo, and Joel Anthony. Those three are doing quite well.
Interestingly, a player you figured would really benefit from the Big 3 — Udonis Haslem — has not. His numbers are no better than they were last year, by and large.
Anyway, the first number in parenthesis is the player’s Marginal Win Score per 48, the last two numbers are the number of wins and losses, respectively, that I credit to each player.