Miami Heat: An in-depth 2019-2020 Season Preview of the team

Kelly Olynyk #9, Derrick Jones Jr. #5, and Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
Kelly Olynyk #9, Derrick Jones Jr. #5, and Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /
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The Miami Heat are just days away from getting training camp underway, which means the season is on the horizon. Here is a preview of this upcoming season.

Miami Heat 2018-2019 Record: 39-43  (10th in Eastern Conference)

Notable Additions: Jimmy Butler, Meyers Leonard, Tyler Herro, KZ Okpala

Notable Departures: Juwan Howard (AC), Hassan Whiteside, Josh Richardson, Rodney McGruder, Ryan Anderson

Looking back on the Miami Heat’s 2018-2019 campaign, it’s fair to say why there was room for
disappointment. Even as Dwyane Wade’s farewell tour, his One Last Dance, created an infectious and feel-good type of energy for the entire league to feed off, it wasn’t enough for the Heat to close out the season on a high note: the Biscayne Boys would miss the playoffs for the third time in the last 5 seasons.

Also, while all signs following the season initially seemed to have pointed to a quiet summer in the
front office, Pat Riley managed to pull together the most ambitious and productive offseason the Miami Heat have had since LeBron James shocked the sports world with The Decision to join the
organization back in 2010.

This summer in Miami came with as many warm welcomes as it did bitter-sweet goodbyes.
Whether it was the signing of Jimmy Butler to a $140 million deal or departures of long-time assistant head coach Juwan Howard and players like Hassan Whiteside and Josh Richardson, this
offseason has been filled with many changes deemed necessary to help make the Miami Heat a regular competitor in the Eastern Conference once again. With a new chapter of Heat basketball on the rise, more changes than usual have led to more questions than usual in South Beach.