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Miami Heat
(33-17, 1st in Atlantic & top seed in East)
DRAFT PICKS: (#25, #53)


1999   D R A F T   C H O I C E S
Round Pick Player Pos College
1 25 Tim James PF/SF Miami (FL)
2 53 Rodney Buford SF/2G Creighton

T E A M   S T R E N G T H S
  • Mourning
  • Team defense
  • Three-point shooters
  • W E A K N E S S E S
  • Old guards
  • Offense
  • C H A N G E S
  • Riley says 'Not many'
  • N E E D S
  • Better conditioning
  • Backup center
  • Get athletic
  • N O T E S:
  • Have lost to the Knicks in the First Round the last two years ... becoming only the second #1 seed to be ousted in the first round
  • Riley said that he's going to make sure that his players are in shape come the start of next season ... for all his coaching genius, Riley is still looking for his first title without Magic and Kareem on his squad
  • However, in Riley's 17 seasons, his teams have finished first (or tied for first) in the division 15 times
  • Alonzo Mourning - second in the MVP voting ... 20.1 pppg, 11.0 rpg and 3.91 bpg ... First Team ALL-NBA
  • Allowed only 84.0 ppg ... second-best defense in NBA (Atlanta - 83.4)
  • Made a three-pointer in all 50 games ... Heat have now made a "3" in 425 straight games (NBA record)
  • Tim Hardaway averaged 17.4 ppg during the season, but only 9.0 during playoffs ... had knee surgery in May
  • 9-0 in games decided by 16 or more
  • Scored 100+ only four times (3-1)
  • On April 10, held Chicago to an all-time NBA-low 49 points
  • Terry Porter and PJ Brown were the only Heat players to play in all 50 games
  • F I R S T   R O U N D   P I C K S   I N   T H E   9 0 ' S
    1990 - Willie Burton, G/F (9), Dave Jamerson, G/F (15)
    1991 - Steve Smith, G (5)
    1992 - Harold Minor, G (12)
    1993 - None
    1994 - Khalid Reeves, G (12)
    1995 - Kurt Thomas, F (10)
    1996 - None
    1997 - Charles Smith, G (26)
    1998 - None
    P L A Y E R S   B Y   P O S I T I O N
    Small Forwards
    Jamal Mashburn
    Keith Askins
    Blue Edwards
    Mark Strickland
    Power Forwards
    P.J. Brown
    Clarence Weatherspoon
    Terry Mills
    Centers
    Alonzo Mourning
    Duane Causwell
    Marty Conlon
    Point Guards
    Tim Hardaway
    Terry Porter
    Shooting Guards
    Dan Majerle
    Voshon Lenard
    Rex Walters
    F R E E   A G E N T S
    1999
    Conlon
    Porter (PO)
    Majerle
    Mills
    Edwards
    Walters
    2000
    Hardaway
    Causwell (ETO)
    Askins (TO)
    2001
    Strickland
    Weatherspoon
    Information courtesy of Turner Sports



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