The 2020 NBA Finals are definitely one of the most unique championship series we have ever seen in the NBA not only because of it taking place on a neutral court in the NBA Orlando Bubble, but because the Miami Heat made history last year by being the first 5-seed to ever make the NBA Finals.
Prior to the NBA shutting down last season for a long period of time due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Miami Heat were definitely a team that was in playoff contention, but they were a team that not many people looked at as being a threat in the Eastern Conference.
This team, led by Jimmy Butler, played with a “chip on their shoulder” and while everyone counted them out, they believed in themselves and they pulled off one of the most remarkable runs to the NBA Finals as a lower-seed, ultimately falling short of winning a title.
Entering this season with basically the same team, there were a lot of expectations that the Heat would be one of the teams to beat i nhe league this year, yet they have looked very vulnerable at times. Inconsistency and injuries have defined the Miami Heat to this point in the season, but yet again, they find themselves getting “hot” at the right time ahead of the playoffs.
Whether or not the Heat make a deep postseason run, this offseason will be critical for them once again because they are not looked at as a “powerhouse” in the NBA. If they want to prove that last year’s NBA Finals run was not a fluke, then Pat Riley and the Heat’s front-office will have to make some key moves to set themselves up for immediate success.
That is exactly what they plan on doing and if we know anything about Pat Riley, it is that he is always looking to make noise by going after the best of the best! With that said, let’s take a look at three offseason moves the Miami Heat should consider making in order to take the next step during the 2021-22 season.