3 Heat players whose roles aren't safe after the All-Star break

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The Miami Heat are 30-25 at the All-Star break following Wednesday night’s road win/loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. 

Injuries to Terry Rozier and Josh Richardson, as well as Jimmy Butler’s excused absence from the team to attend to a family matter, have created a speed bump in Miami’s momentum. But Butler should be back after the break and Rozier and Richardson are expected to return within a few weeks.

Erik Spoelstra will have a tough time deciding who is in and who is out of the Miami Heat's rotation for their final playoff push.

The Heat are deep, but head coach Erik Spoelstra has opted to shorten his rotations in advance of this final playoff push. Even with the injuries, Spoelstra played just eight players before garbage time of Tuesday’s win in Milwaukee. That continues a trend of Spoelstra going with his best players as the Heat attempt to climb the Eastern Conference standings.

That playoff push will ramp up into high gear when the season resumes on the other side of the All-Star break. Spoelstra will experiment less and rely on his most trusted players more. 

Here’s a look at which players could find themselves outside of the Heat’s rotation over the final 27 games.