Record: 41 – 41 (9th in the East)
Season Ended: Missed the Playoffs
Bam Adebayo (PF/C)
Kelly Olynyk (PF/C)
A.J. Hammons (C)
Chris Bosh (didn’t play last year), Luke Babbitt, Josh McRoberts
PG: Goran Dragic (20 points, 4 reb, 6 ast)
SG: Dion Waiters (16 pts, 3 reb, 4 ast)
SF: Rodney McGruder (6 pts, 3 reb, 2 ast)
PF: James Johnson (13 pts, 5 reb, 4 ast)
C: Hasaan Whiteside (17 pts, 14 reb, 2 blk)
Kelly Olynyk (PF/C), Justice Winslow (SF), Josh Richardson (PG/SG), Tyler Johnson (PG/SG), Bam Adebayo (PF/C)
Unfinished Business – Last year the Miami Heat made history. They started the season 11-30…. then went 30-11 to end the year. They actually tied with the Bulls for the 8 seed but lost the tie breaker. According to reports there were tears shed in the locker room after their last game. They brought back their key free agents with huge paydays to keep the core together around Dragic and Whiteside while adding big man depth which was an issue last year. The Heat come into this season on a mission to finish what they started in the second half of last season.
Goran Dragic – The first sign that the Heat are on the brink of something special is the play of Goran Dragic at Eurobasket over the summer. At 31 Dragic is still in his prime and after leading his country to the title and winning tournament MVP (scoring 35 in the final) he’s shown he is a winner.
Mike Predictions (50 – 32) (5th in the East)
Josh Predictions (40-42) (8th in the East )