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Predicting the Miami Heat’s Starting 5 in 2014-15 NBA Season

Predicting the Miami Heat's Starting 5 in 2014-15 NBA Season

LeBron James, Miami Heat
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Even though the Miami Heat are chasing after their third-straight title, I still wanted to look into the crystal ball to see what will Miami's starting lineup look like next season. What did I see? Let's find out.

PG: Norris Cole

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PG: Norris Cole

Norris Cole, Miami Heat
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Rumors are swirling in South Beach that Mario Chalmers will not be re-signed by the Heat next season. Even if those rumors prove not to be true, I still expect Norris Cole to take over the starting duties. Cole plays better defense than Chalmers and also has a nice outside game. Expect Mr. Flat-Top to be a starter next year.

SG: Dwyane Wade

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SG: Dwyane Wade

Dwayne Wade, Miami Heat
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Wade is expected to take a pay cut to stay in Miami next year. So expect to see No. 3 coming back to chase after another title in South Beach.

SF: LeBron James

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SF: LeBron James

LeBron James, Miami Heat
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Yes, I am calling it now. LeBron James will re-sign with the Heat and lure a high-quality free agent to South Beach. That's my prediction and I am sticking to it.

PF: Udonis Haslem

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PF: Udonis Haslem

Udonis Haslem, Miami Heat
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Haslem is expected to be the Heat's starting power forward next year. But that does not mean that the Heat front office is settled with that. I expect Miami to go after a power forward in free agency in the offseason.

C: Chris Bosh

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C: Chris Bosh

Chris Bosh, Miami Heat
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Bosh is once again penciled to be Miami's starting center. But the Heat are also expected to pursue a big man in the offseason. So don't be surprised if Bosh starts in his natural power forward position next year ... if he is still a member of the Heat.