Miami Heat Season Preview 2022-23

In the 2022 postseason the Miami Heat defeated the Atlanta Hawks 4-1 in the first round of the Eastern Conference. However, in the second round fell four points short to the Boston Celtics in a game 7 resulting to the end of their season.

Miami Heat Preseason Schedule

Oct. 4 vs Minnesota

Oct. 6 at Brooklyn

Oct. 7 at Memphis

Oct. 10 vs Houston

Oct. 12 vs New Orleans

Who Did Miami Heat Lose This Off Season?

Markieff Morris became a free agent and signed with the Brooklyn Nets. The Miami Heat end their two-way contract with Michael Mulder and Javonte Smart and both still remains a free agents. PJ Tucker is now on the Sixers, the Heat lost their starting power forward. Also, he gave the heat great leadership and had experience with championships. The Heat did not receive anything for PJ Tucker.

Who Was Added to the Roster?

In the 2022 NBA draft the Miami Heat only had one pick, with the 27th overall pick Miami selected Nikola Jovic, 19, a small forward from Serbia. Nikola was the All- Adriatic League Top Prospect of the Year. Miami signed a lot of undrafted players and one free agent this offseason. These undrafted players included Jamaree Bouyea, 23, Jamal Cain, 23, Darius Days , 22, Orlando Robinson, 22, and Dru Smith, 24. Marcus Garrett, 23, was their one free agent signing. The Heat initially needed Garretts two way contact on Jan. 16th but resigned a two way contract with the Heat on July 16th.

Resigned Players

The Heat resigned Victor Oladipo who is a two time all star. Last year, Oladipo had a career low averaging 12.4 points per game. He signed a 1 year $11M contact but Miami was able to turn it into a two year $18M. While having a career low in points per game, Oladipo put up his best three point shooting. The Miami Heat resigned Dewayne Dedmon for two years and $9M. Dedmon is the backup center and average six points and rebounds last year. Caleb Martin signed a three year $20M contract, Martin put career highs in every stat last season with the Heat.

Miami Heats Projected Starting Lineup

PG: Kyle Lowry

SG: Tyler Herro

SF: Jimmy Butler

PF: Haywood Highsmith

C: Bam Adebayo

How Will the 2022-2023 Season Go?

At this point the Miami heat seem to be a step behind last season. Meaning, they lost their starting power forward with PJ Tucker. He played key rolls in the Heats roster that will be hard to replace. Being the Heats only draft pick Nikola is going to have a huge opportunity to show us who he is as a player. Although, they did sign a lot of undrafted players we have to wait and see who can play the big roles and be an important part of the Heats team. The Miami Heat takes on the Chicago Bulls on Oct. 19th as their first game of the regular season.

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