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Miami Heat 2019-2020 Training Camp/Pre-Season Thread

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  1. Paolo305613

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    Draft is over - some off-season work left to be done - but creating this thread for a later time.

    The Heat have begun turning the page on the Wade era on the right track based on how they drafted.

    Lets see what gems they find/mold with UDFA's and during summer league.
     



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    As one would expect from a true Heat-lifer. A true leader. A true team-first captain.
     
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    Per reports, the NBA will make it a requirement for teams to retain licensed mental health professionals.

    In todays world, it is great that the NBA doing this for its players.
     
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    Not watching - as is customary for me the last few years, but pre-season Heat basketball is on!

    With that, we are another step closer to the regular season -- And a fresh, new era of Heat basketball begins.

    Coming along for the ride.
     
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    Heat win their first pre-season game of the 2019-20 season. Back at it tomorrow night.
     
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    Up 23 at half
     
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    According to the boxscore, Heat look well on their way to their second win of the pre-season -- on the second night of a b2b.
     
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    The Heat are, as the kids say " turnt up" once again in pre-season basketball.
     
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    Again, I am not watching actual pre-season basketball - but I know some of you are. For those that are, who do you think will make up our starting 5 on opening night? Or, who would you want based on what you have seen/personal preference?
     
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    It should be Winslow, Herro, Butler, Leonard, and Bam but something tells me they'll give Waiters the job over Herro because he already been bitching about possibly coming off the bench
     
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    Is there an actual quote/tweet of Waiters "bitching" about coming off the bench. Like I said before, I am not paying much attention to pre-season beyond looking at the boxscore as I put myself through football season with the Dolphins.

    Also, I thought I read that James Johnson was back with the team for the previous pre-season game? Did he play? How did he do? How does he look in terms of what got him in the dog-house?
     
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    Yeah there is but JJ didn't play. Tomorrow and Friday I expect him to play
     
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    I will check out the quote.

    Btw, I got a notification about re-joining the fantasy league from last year that you created. I don't think I will be able to commit so much this season to that due to personal reasons. If you have someone that would like to join, let me know how I can remove myself so you can give someone else a chance.
     
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    I read more about the Waiters starting/bench situation.

    Erik Spoelstra seemed to touch upon the idea that a lot of our guys work just as well as starters and reserves. It seems he thinks of Dion as one of those guys. From what I gathered, he seemed to suggest what I would expect, and what he has for years from all his players in this organization - you have to earn it.

    Waiters response seemed to be one of acknowledgement of the work he has to do in order to be a starter - while expressing confidence in himself in such a role. I don't see any "bitching" beyond him maybe voicing his displeasure with the idea of coming off the bench -- but thats an expected mindset of any player - especially one who has started in the past.

    Either way, with Spo and the Heat -- in the past, we have seen guys who come off the bench get starter minutes and vise-versa. Dion knows this and should be prepared for anything. If he can stay healthy, I see this as a season that Dion can earn himself a bigger role on the team given the make-up of the roster this season compared to previous seasons.

    Dion's comments on PT seem to be a lot more tamed than that of, say, a Hassan Whiteside in the past -- just to name one player.

    Nothing to see here.

    Things will take care of themselves when the games count in 6 days!!!!!!
     
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    Looks like the Heat are going to end the pre-season with a loss. Head over to the regular season for what should be a fun ride.