Jimmy Butler didn't hold back in his assessment of the Miami Heat following Saturday's loss to the Indiana Pacers.

The Heat superstar had some harsh but warranted criticism of the Heat as they gave up more than 140 points in the 144-129 defeat to the Pacers. When asked postgame where Miami stands as they dropped to 11-9 on the season, Butler could only describe the team as “mediocre.”

The veteran forward also highlighted that their middle-of-the-pack record that has them competing for a Play-In spot isn't really where they thought they would be through a quarter of the season. After all, this is still the relatively same Heat team that made it to the NBA Finals in 2022-23 and had high expectations entering the new campaign.

“We stand where we don't want to be–which is very mediocre, not good, not bad, not great. Our offense has been mediocre. Our defense has been mediocre,” Butler said of Miami, per Barry Jackson of Miami Herald.

While Jimmy Butler is visibly frustrated, it's hard to blame him for his blunt review of the franchise. Sure Bam Adebayo was absent in the contest with a hip injury and they did fight hard, but a loss is still a loss. Not to mention that they didn't do themselves any favor after tailing by as much as 20 points and never getting the lead.

Butler is also  correct in his assessment that their offense and defense have a lot of room to improve. The Heat are currently 11th in offensive rating and 16th in defensive rating, which isn't exactly a winning recipe. In comparison, while their offense wasn't that great  in 2022-23 (they actually ranked 25th), they had a Top 9 defense.

Of course the good thing for Miami is that it's still early in the season and they still have a chance to steer the ship in the right direction. Hopefully, Butler's strong take will wake them up.