2022-2023 Miami Heat HoopSpaces Preview

 

MIAMI HEAT

 

2021-2022 Record: 53-29 (Lost 2nd Rd)

2022-2023 Projected Record: 49-33


The Miami Heat had a bitter end to their season with a playoff loss at the hands of the Boston Celtics. Questions remain as the rest of the league made major changes while the Heat decided to stand pat and run it back. Here is everything you need to know about the Miami Heat’s 2022-2023 NBA season.

 

Offseason Recap

Key Losses: P.J. Tucker, Markieff Morris

Key Additions: Nikola Jovic

 

Projected Starting Lineup

PG – Kyle Lowry

SG – Tyler Herro

SF – Jimmy Butler

PF – Duncan Robinson

C – Bam Adebayo

2022-2023 Season Preview

With Jimmy Butler leading the way Miami will remain competitive in a strengthened Eastern Conference. If the Heat want to contend for a championship eyes will turn to both Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro for their continued development and increased role. Kyle Lowry returns healthy after a difficult season to solidify the point guard position. There is a glaring hole at power forward that Head Coach Erik Spoelstra will look to fill by committee. Expect Duncan Robinson to get the majority of minutes to at the 4 to open up the season. 

After two seasons of competing deep in the playoffs expect Pat Riley and the Miami Heat to remain consistent on internal development. Gabe Vincent and Max Strus providing invaluable contributions last season have many people looking to rookie Nikola Jovic to possibly receive early playing time. Signing Tyler Herro long term allows Pat Riley to focus on Jimmy Butler’s upcoming contract extension allowing Miami to compete for the foreseeable future.

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