NBA Live 19: Miami Heat Player Ratings and Roster

The Heat head into 2018/19 with a lot of good role players, but no stars. Take a look at their full roster and NBA Live 19 player ratings here.

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Miami had a middling 2017/18 season, and appear poised to repeat much of the same this season. They do, however, have some solid talent on the roster to work with. Check all their players out below.

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Goran Dragic, PG, 84

Age: 32

Position: SG

Height: 6’3’’

Playstyle: Slasher

Best stats: 93 Stamina, 89 Passing, 89 Driving Layup

Dragic was rewarded for his consistency with an All-Star spot last year, although it did come after numerous injuries to players who had been selected before him. The Slovenian’s numbers were slightly down on the season prior, but were solid nonetheless – he averaged 17.3 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game, running the offense on a Heat team which won 44 games for the season.

Dwyane Wade, SG, 77

Age: 36

Position: SG

Height: 6’4’’

Playstyle: Slasher

Best stats: 86 Dribbling, 86 Driving Layup, 85 Court Vision

After much speculation during the offseason, 36-year-old Dwyane Wade decided to go around for one final season with the side for whom he played the vast majority of his career. The 12-time All-Star is well past his best and won’t clock significant minutes this season, but expect him to still play an important role for the Heat in big moments.

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Josh Richardson, SF, 80  

Age: 24

Position: PG

Height: 6’6’’

Playstyle: Wing Scorer

Best stats: 88 Speed, 87 On Ball Defense, 85 Stamina

Josh Richardson became a vital part of the Heat roster last seasons, thanks to an elite defensive game and improved offensive play. He averaged a career-high 12.9 points to go with 3.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.5 steals, and those numbers will most likely improve further this season. 

James Johnson, PF, 79

Age: 31  

Position: PF

Height: 6’9’’

Playstyle: Rim Protector

Best stats: 85 On Ball Defense, 85 Driving Layup, 82 Inside Shot

Johnson has managed to forge a 10-year career as an NBA journeyman, and the Heat, who he joined in 2016, are the sixth team he has played for along the way. A largely defensive player with the ability to fit into the flow of any offense, Johnson has thrived in Miami, and last season averaged 10.8 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.0 steals in 26.6 minutes per night.

Hassan Whiteside, C, 85

Age: 29

Position: C

Height: 7’0’’

Playstyle: Rim Protector

Best stats: 95 Shot Block, 92 Rebounding, 91 Strength

Whiteside had a season to forget in 2017/18, seemingly struggling with the franchise’s eagerness to give young center Bam Adebayo significant playing time at his expense. He played just 25.3 minutes per game, averaging 14.0 points, 11.4 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game. At his best, Whiteside is one of the best defenders in the league and arguably the best shot blocker, having averaged as many as 3.7 per game in 2015. If he can recapture something close to this form in 2018/19, the Heat will be a far more formidable side.

NBA Live 19 Miami Heat Roster

Name OVR Position Height Playstyle Best Stats
Hassan Whiteside 85 C 7’0″ Rim Protector 95 Shot Block, 92 Rebounding
Goran Dragic 84 PG 6’3″ Slasher 93 Stamina, 89 Passing
Dion Waiters 80 SG 6’4″ Wing Shooter 91 Stamina, 83 Driving Layup
Josh Richardson 80 SF 6’6″ Wing Scorer 88 Speed, 87 On Ball Defense
James Johnson 79 PF 6’9″ Rim Protector 85 On Ball Defense, 85 Driving Layup
Kelly Olynyk 79 PF 7’0″ Stretch Big 83 Inside Shot, 83 Post Defense
Bam Adebayo 79 PF 6’9″ Rim Protector 90 Strength, 88 Stamina
Tyler Johnson 78 SG 6’4″ Floor General 87 Stamina, 84 Mid-Range Shot
Dwyane Wade 77 SG 6’4″ Slasher 86 Dribbling, 86 Driving Layup
Wayne Ellington 77 SG 6’5″ Wing Shooter 86 Free Throw, 83 3-point Shot
Justise Winslow 76 SF 6’7″ Wing Defender 92 Stamina, 85 On Ball Defense
Rodney McGruder 70 SG 6’4″ Wing Shooter 80 Stamina, 80 Speed
Udonis Haslem 66 PF 6’8″ Rim Protector 80 Strength, 80 Inside Shot
Derrick Jones Jr. 64 SF 6’7″ Playmaker 95 Dunk, 90 Vertical

Playbooks

You can run a range of offensive plays with the Miami Heat in NBA Live 19, from pick and rolls and screens to postups. Have a look at all of them below.

Play Name Play Type
PG Empty Angle Pick and Roll
PG Ray Pick and Roll
PG Horns Slot Pick and Roll
PG Horns Detroit Pick and Roll
PG Horns Pop Pick and Roll
PG Horns Twist Runner Pick and Roll
PG Double Stack Pick and Roll
PG Quick Flare Pick and Roll
PG Pin 25 Pick and Roll
PG Drag Pick and Roll
PG 14 Low High Pick and Roll
PG 41 Weak Angle Pick and Roll
PG 41 High Angle Pick and Roll
PG 41 Quick High Pick and Roll
PG 41 Weak Up Pick and Roll
PG 41 Lifted Pick and Roll
SG Al Twist Pick and Roll
SG Al 45 Pick and Roll
SG High Pistol Angle Pick and Roll
SF 3 Down Logo Pick and Roll
SF Mid Pin Get Pick and Roll
SF Pin 53 High Pick and Roll
SF 41 Pin Angle Pick and Roll
SF 41 Strong Reverse Get Pick and Roll
SF 41 Strong Reverse Angle Pick and Roll
PF 41 Pitch Spread Pick and Roll
PF 41 Weak High Pick and Roll
PG 41 Weak Reverse Back Pin Screen
PG 41 Strong Reverse Pin Screen
SG Double Drag Back Screen
SG Pistol Spin Screen
SG Chest Screen
SG 41 Weak Reverse Pin Screen
SG Elbow Quick Screen
SG 41 High Stagger Screen
SG 41 Weak Stagger Screen
SG 41 Strong Reverse Back Down Screen
SF Quick Flare Stagger Screen
SF 41 Pin Screen
SF 41 High Away Screen
PF 41 High Down Screen
C 41 Strong Reverse Down Screen
C 41 Down Screen
PG 41 Strong Reverse Slice Postup
SG Al 2 Down Postup
SG 41 Duck In Postup
SG 41 Strong Reverse Flex Postup
SF Horns Duck Stagger Postup
SF Box Curl Postup
SF 41 Low Quick Post Postup
PF Power Postup
PF 41 Strong Up Postup
C 41 Quick Post Postup
C 41 Weak Quick Wing Entry Postup

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