Miami Heat: Should fans just appreciate what’s right in front of them?

It might be time for Miami Heat fans to just appreciate what’s right in front of them.

When you’re constantly looking for the next best thing, it can become hard to appreciate what you already have.

Which seems to be exactly what’s happening with Miami Heat fans.

Since the minute The Big Three was dismantled (in other words, when LeBron James announced he was going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers), Heat Nation has never been satisfied.

They didn’t really applaud Chris Bosh for sticking around. They weren’t excited to have Goran Dragic on board. They overlooked the likes of Wayne Ellington, James Johnson and Dion Waiters.

And now, they aren’t paying much mind at all to the strong youth movement happening in South Florida.

Sure, the Heat are still a ways off from being contenders (although with the Eastern Conference opening up due to James’ Los Angeles Lakers exit, it really is anyone’s for the taking), but that doesn’t mean the team isn’t heading in the right direction.

Two seasons ago, fans may have had reason to worry.

But now, behind guys like Bam Adebayo, Josh Richardson and Justise Winslow, the ball club is certainly positioned to continue having a bright future ahead of it.

All it will take is some time, and a little bit of patience.

Now obviously, it’s understandable for even the most devoted of supporters to temporarily get distracted. Between rumors of Kyrie Irving hoping to one day end up on South Beach and president Pat Riley being open to moving Hassan Whiteside again, there’s always something new for fans to latch onto.

The latest notion being that perhaps there’s a way to trade for Jimmy Butler.

But at the end of the day, proposing twenty Trade Machine deals all involving Tyler Johnson will only do so much.

Maybe he’ll still be with Miami come next summer, and maybe he won’t.

Right now, that doesn’t much matter.

What does, is that Kelly Olynyk could easily turn into the team’s X-Factor. And that Derrick Jones Jr. is poised to have a breakout season.

There’s plenty to get excited about by way of the Heat’s current roster.

Say like Dwyane Wade‘s final year of NBA basketball?

While it might be fun to daydream about the what if’s, it’s about time fans embrace all that 2018-19 has to offer.

After all, Miami Heat Basketball hasn’t let a single person down yet.