The Miami Heat find themselves in quite an interesting position. They aren’t good enough to make the playoffs outright, but they should. What has gone wrong this season and what is the long-term solution?
It’s a question that they will have to answer before the beginning of next season. With large contracts for Jimmy Butler ($38 million), Bam Adebayo ($30 million), and Kyle Lowry ($28 million), there is only so much they might be able to do.
Because of this, the team is going to have to make some tough decisions in the coming weeks, such as:
- What is the problem on the court and why did we win fewer games than expected?
- Do we need to move some of our larger contracts that may not be paying off?
- What pieces do we need to add to give us enough depth to make a deep playoff run?
For years, the surest thing about the Heat is that they would bring toughness to the matchups and that Udonis Haslem would be on the bench watching and mentoring along the way. Yet the Heat will soon be finding themselves without pieces of their foundation and many questions ahead.
Here are four things that the Heat will have to be accomplished this offseason.