The Heat have now won 11 straight games with their 115-113 win over the Memphis Grizzlies but one player on the team won’t be with them to help them anymore. That player is the former New York Knick Derrick Williams who was picked up as a free agent prior to the season. Williams was waived in favor of rookie forward Okaro White from Florida State.
White was signed to a 2 year deal, if Williams isn’t claimed off of waivers then the Heat will have to dish out $5 million because of contract obligations. White’s contract has him covered for the remainder of the season.
Last night Hassan Whiteside and the Miami Heat beat the Philadelphia 76ers 125-102 winning their 10th Straight game and setting them two games behind the last playoff seed in the Eastern Conference. It wasn’t too long ago that the heat were looking like one of the worst teams in the NBA. The Heat were the second worst team I the East and we’re looking like they were trying to tank for a draft pick. But that all changed with a 109-103 victory over James Harden and the Houston Rockets. In that game Harden dropped 40 points.
No one can really pin point the exact reason the Heat have gone on this winning streak but the play of PG Goran Dragic and SG Dion Waiters is a likely cause. Regardless of the reason me and the rest of the Heat fans are glad that they’re winning. It’s likely that the Heat could win their next 3-4 games and end the season with a positive record with the way they’re playing.