Dragic more settled now, as Heat prepare to open camp

This Heat roster has been built in a way so that no one person would have to shoulder too much of the workload.


CINCINNATI (AP) – Redshirt freshman quarterback Hayden Moore will make his first career start on Thursday night against Miami of Florida, filling in while Gunner Kiel recovers from his latest injury. But from this fanbase, we firmly believe to be a better team from top to bottom than Atlanta, Chicago and Washington. He made it clear that he’s working hard, but reflected on his career for a minute saying that he’s enjoying the process as “This National Basketball Association thing goes fast man”.

Goran Dragic is still house-hunting in Miami.

It’s a big part of why you can only take what you hear from teams about their offseason workouts with a grain of salt: the reality is usually far from different from what’s discussed.

“That word “” fun “” isn’t always necessarily tied to the first day of camp, especially Heat camp.

September 28, 2015; Miami, FL, U.S.; Miami Heat guard Gerald Green (14) poses during photo day at American Airlines Arena. Wade body feels stronger than it did when last season ended. My whole focus was the mid-range. The team improved the roster as well, adding Justise Winslow in the draft and signing both Amar’e Stoudemire and Gerald Green for depth. Not only does he address Miami’s 3-point shooting woes, but he’s also a swingman who can step in for either Wade or Deng off the bench or as a starter in the case of an injury. “‘It was, ‘All right, let’s just meet at my house at 7:30.’ And we just sat down and talked for hours”.

If Miami maintains their health, Erik Spoelsta should be able to have them challenging Washington for the Southeast Division title, and possibly even secure a Top 3 seed in the East. He represents versatility for the Heat, who will be able to move Bosh to the 5 with McRoberts at power forward, or sub Bosh for McRoberts without losing the playmaking ability at the 4. He was about to enter free agency. Birdman will be the rim protecting option off the bench when spelling Whiteside at center. Stoudemire is coming off of a solid stint in Dallas last season, where he scored an ultra efficient 10.8 points per game with the Mavs to close the season, showing that he can still put the ball in the basket when he’s healthy.

Johnson is likely the main backup for Dragic if Chalmers gets moved, but as of now no deal is likely to happen.

Goodman writes that Miami has decisions to make with Johnson and James Ennis and what happens with Chalmers could play into that.


The roster got better this summer. He’s grown in that role and with new veteran players, everybody naturally turns to Dwyane as the cornerstone of our franchise and they turn to (Chris Bosh) and they turn to (Udonis Haslem). As the incumbent, it’s Ennis’ job to lose.

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