Details for the new Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NBA and players union are slowly trickling out, but it’s clear from what we do know that some of the changes will impact teams like the Miami Heat in terms of team-building.
Regardless of how their first-round series against the Milwaukee Bucks plays out, this will likely be an offseason of change for the Heat. This organization never pictured being an eighth seed, and the expectation will be to improve.
This summer, the team has a shot at redemption, but the playing field has shifted a bit in the past year. As of April 1st, the players association and the league agreed to the new CBA that will have huge implications on the way teams operate for quite some time.
This is the first entry in a two part series where I will be covering four of the biggest changes brought about by this new agreement. Once part 2 is live, you can view it here. Let’s look at how these changes will affect the Heat this year and beyond…for better or worse. Some, but not necessarily all of the changes listed in this series will take effect once the league year turns over on July 1.