Playing in Erik Spoelstra’s system has turned Hassan Whiteside from a fringe NBA player to one of the most valuable players in the league. That’s the beauty of playing 4-out basketball and allowing guys to operate in maximum space.
End of game situations become easier for superstar shotmakers who play 'Hero Ball' when the offense cuts help defenders out of a driving gap.
Brandon Knight is what you get when you combine intelligence, NBA-level athleticism and unrelenting desire.
Lorenzo Brown was due for a Call-Up after his impressive play at the D-League Showcase, where he earned First-Team honors. He might have the highest ceiling among D-League point guards, but will need to prove he can shoot it from three better this time around.
Chris Johnson is a classic glue guy. His upside is as a “3-and-D” corner specialist, but can still improve offensively. While he’s still raw, Johnson is averaging an impressive 20.1 points per game in the D-League to compliment his stellar defensive play.