Miami Heat Roster 2020 Heat Roster

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The Miami Heat had a relatively quiet offseason compared to some of the other super teams but that didn’t stop them from adding on of the biggest free agents in a sign-and-trade deal with the Heat and Trail Blazers. In the regular season, they were led by Josh Rchardson in the scoring department, Goran Dragic in assists, and Hassan Whiteside in rebounds. However, the storyline of the regular season was Dwayne Wade’s farewell tour as he finally decided to call it quits after a storied career.

The Heat were quick to replace him as Jimmy Butler will now join the roster after spending the end of last season with the Philadelphia 76ers. He’ll look to spend at least next year as the franchise’s star as he looks to finally have a team of his own. Trade candidate Goran Dragic will return to the roster as he hopes to either rebuild trade value or provide some type of scoring help for Butler. The same goes for Justice Winslow who found success at the point guard position in Dragic’s absence.

Pos Name Jersey Rating Ranking Depth Height Weight Age Birthday Exp. College
PG Goran Dragic Goran Dragic G. Dragic 7
#13 PG 1 6' 3" 190 33 5/6/86 11th season
PG Tyler Herro Tyler Herro T. Herro 0
2 6' 6" 195 Rookie Kentucky
PG Duncan Robinson Duncan Robinson D. Robinson 55
3 6' 8" 210 25 4/22/94 Rookie Michigan
PG Ike Nwamu Ike Nwamu I. Nwamu
PG Kendrick Nunn Kendrick Nunn K. Nunn 25
6' 3" 195 24 8/3/95 Rookie Oakland
PG Jeremiah Martin Jeremiah Martin J. Martin 57
6' 3" 185 Rookie Memphis
PG Nick Weiler-babb Nick Weiler-babb N. Weiler-babb
SG Jimmy Butler Jimmy Butler J. Butler 23
#5 SG 1 6' 8" 232 30 9/14/89 8th season Marquette
SG Dion Waiters Dion Waiters D. Waiters 11
#44 SG 2 6' 4" 215 27 12/10/91 7th season Syracuse
SG Rodney McGruder Rodney McGruder R. McGruder 19
#62 SG 3 6' 4" 200 28 7/29/91 3rd season Kansas State
SF Justise Winslow Justise Winslow J. Winslow 20
#41 SF 1 6' 7" 225 23 3/26/96 4th season Duke
SF Derrick Jones Derrick Jones D. Jones 5
#68 SF 2 6' 7" 200 22 2/15/97 3rd season UNLV
PF James Johnson James Johnson J. Johnson 16
#24 PF 2 6' 8" 240 32 2/20/87 10th season Wake Forest
PF Udonis Haslem Udonis Haslem U. Haslem 40
3 6' 8" 235 39 6/9/80 16th season Florida
PF Kz Okpala Kz Okpala K. Okpala 0
6' 9" 210 Rookie Stanford
PF Dikembe Dixson Dikembe Dixson D. Dixson
PF Justin Tillman Justin Tillman J. Tillman
PF Jarrod Jones Jarrod Jones J. Jones
C Kelly Olynyk Kelly Olynyk K. Olynyk 9
#27 C 1 7' 0" 240 28 4/19/91 6th season Gonzaga
C Meyers Leonard Meyers Leonard M. Leonard 11
#75 C 1 7' 1" 255 27 2/27/92 7th season Illinois
C Bam Adebayo Bam Adebayo B. Adebayo 13
#60 C 6' 10" 255 22 7/18/97 2nd season Kentucky
C Chris Silva Chris Silva C. Silva 73
6' 9" 225 Rookie South Carolina
C Kyle Alexander Kyle Alexander K. Alexander
6' 11" 220 Rookie Tennessee

2019-2020 Top Miami Heat Roster Questions

What does Jimmy Butler provide for the Heat?

For Miami, Jimmy Butler represents a phenomenal two-way player who has the ability to score on offense and guard nearly anyone on the defensive end. With Minnesota to start the year, he was their go-to player and averaged 21.3 points while playing with Andrew Wiggins and Karl Anthony-Towns. However, disputes within the team drove him out of town and into Philadelphia where he had a realistic shot of making a deep playoff run. A shallow bench and the heroics of Kawhi Leonard eventually knocked them out as he continues to search for his first ring.

With the Heat, Butler immediately becomes the top player without a doubt. He’ll be given a large leash to shoot and play heavy minutes under coach Eric Spoelstra. That could pay huge dividends as Butler could average roughly 22 or 23 points on any given night. He’s in the prime of his career and will give Miami a great attraction for other stars to potentially sign on next year. He’ll get the opportunity to be the first option and lead a team on his own which might explain his intention to not return to the 76ers or any other contender.

What to expect from #13 pick, Tyler Herro

The Heat didn’t have too many picks in last year’s draft but they did have the #13 overall selection. With that pick, they took Tyler Herro out of Kentucky who quickly moved up the draft board due to his shooting ability. He found success throughout the season shooting from everywhere on the court and quickly made himself a staple in John Calipari’s rotation. He was the team’s best shooter, netting 14 points and 2.5 assists each contest.

For the NBA, he’s a below sized guard though he’s got the ability to shoot which all teams love. For Miami, he looks to make a great outside shooter or driving threat which should play well given their other players. The defense may need some work, especially the physicality, though he’s capable enough to go against skilled players. In his rookie season, look for him to develop his shot and be a stable defender.

How will the absences of Hassan Whiteside and Josh Richardson impact Miami?

In the Jimmy Butler deal, the Miami Heat had to pursue a sign-and-trade which sent out Hassan Whiteside and Josh Richardson. In losing Whiteside to Portland, Miami is giving up their starting center and possibly their only player who could put up double-doubles. However, his skillset is very questionable as he’s been on a downward slide for the past few years. After a career year in the 2016-17 season where he averaged 17 points and 14.1 rebounds, he dropped down to 12.3 points and 11.3 rebounds last year. While those aren’t significant differentials, the Heat was a team that needed those points and boards and Whiteside simply didn’t produce. He’ll get a fresh start with Portland where he hopes to fight for the starting center job or see Jusuf Nurkic move to the power forward position.

Josh Richardson represents another big blow for Miami as they’re seeing their top scorer from last season now join the 76ers. While his stats don’t look very impressive, he was a fairly efficient player at the small forward position and was one of the offense’s few playmakers. However to keep him, the Heat had a choice to either use him as a 6th man or shift him to the shooting guard position in favor of Tyler Herro. They went with neither as the remaining $32.6 million left on his contract was too much to bear.