My Miami Heat NBA Ranking + Trending upwards/downwards/neutral for Upcoming Season

When the regular season ended, the Miami Heat were on the outside looking in. They sat in 10th place with a record of 37-45. No playoffs for them. Things are looking good for them though. Chris Bosh is returning from blood clots in his lungs that forced him to miss most of the season, Dwayne Wade has an offseason to rest those knees, and Goran Dragic is still on the Heat. Plus Hassan Whiteside exploded onto the scene in Miami last season. Expectations are high for the Heat next season and excitement is filling the air. Really the only loss for the Miami Heat was point guard Norris Cole, which they are fine with. They added some depth this offseason with shooting guard/small forward Gerald Green, whom they brought over from the Phoenix Suns. There power forward spot has been bolstered as they brought over Amar’e Stoudemire from the Dallas Mavericks and have playmaker, Josh McRoberts returning from injury. Then they drafted Justise Winslow 10th overall. Things are turning around for Pat Riley and the Miami Heat after LeBron James went home. Now there are even talks of them competing against LeBron and the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals (p.s. I don’t think so). The Miami Heat are definitely trending upwards for next season and barring any major injuries to Bosh and Wade, they will make the playoffs next season. I have them ranked #11 coming into the new NBA season.

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