Miami Heat: 3 players with the most to prove in NBA’s return

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Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat dunks during the second half (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

The NBA’s board of governors have approved Adam Silver’s 22-team proposal for a return to play. Which Miami Heat players have the most to prove?

After an 86-day silence the NBA announced it’s plan to return to the floor and finish out the 2019-2020 season at Walt Disney World in Florida. The Miami Heat along with 21 other teams will travel to and be kept inside a bubble in Orlando while playing out their respective seasons.

It will begin with a scheduled eight games to finish out the regular season and determine the playoff bracket. Then the top-16 teams will advance to the postseason and eventually a 2019-2020 champion will be crowned in Florida by mid-October.

So Jimmy Butler and the Heat will get a chance to contend for a title after all. While there are still some questions about the season’s finish, it’s confirmed that basketball is indeed on the way.

Miami was the fourth best team in the Eastern Conference at the start of the hiatus, behind Butler’s inaugural season with the Heat and Bam Adebayo’s growth into an All-Star. But which of the team’s personnel have the most to prove in the season’s finish?

A look at three Miami Heat players with the most to gain (or lose) in the remaining stretch.

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