The four players most susceptible to long-term or debilitating injury — Shaquille O’Neal, Alonzo Mourning, Jason Williams and Dwyane Wade — are either out or significantly slowed.
This is no shock. It was practically inevitable. Everyone knew this was going to happen. And, yes, possibly to this extent. Look at each player’s recent history. And things could still get worse.
Nevertheless, and quite amazingly, the Heat wasn’t prepared to deal with these injuries. President/coach Pat Riley has been very candid about taking responsibility for a failed off-season that was filled with bad personnel moves. He’s not ducking anything or making excuses.
Still, after watching Miami get beat by lowly Minnesota one thought pops back into your mind — the Heat is a bad team.
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