Stat of the Week: A look at how inefficient Miami Heat’s offense has been

Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters (11) shoots as Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha (25) and forward Mike Muscala, right, defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, in Miami. The Hawks defeated the Heat 93-90. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters (11) shoots as Atlanta Hawks forward Thabo Sefolosha (25) and forward Mike Muscala, right, defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016, in Miami. The Hawks defeated the Heat 93-90. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

MIAMI — Inefficient is one word that can be used to describe the Heat’s offense through 14 games this season.

How inefficient has Miami’s offense been? Check out our stat of the week …

39.7 percent: Take away Hassan Whiteside’s shooting percentage of 54.5, and the rest of the Heat are shooting 39.7 percent from the field as a team. That’s not good at all. What’s dragging Miami’s shooting percentage down? Well, Goran Dragic is shooting 41.8 percent, Josh Richardson is shooting 38.3 percent, Dion Waiters is shooting 36.9 percent, and Justise Winslow is shooting 33.1 percent. Even if you count Whiteside’s good shooting percentage, the Heat have the NBA’s third-worst team shooting percentage at 42 percent. If Miami’s defense isn’t dominant, it’s going to be difficult for the Heat to rack up wins with an inefficient offense.

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