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Post-Draft Look at Miami Heat Depth Chart

Post-Draft Look at the Miami Heat Depth Chart

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As of today, the Heat have one player under contract and hold the rights to an additional player who was drafted. So, to state the obvious, it is extremely difficult to discuss the team’s current depth chart. Potential free agents will not be discussed, but here is a look at the Heat’s depth chart with players they should bring back from 2013-14 NBA season.

Point Guard

Shabazz Napier Heat
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Point Guard

Shabazz Napier Heat
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1. Norris Cole
2. Shabazz Napier

The only position of players that the team has rights to. Napier has potential to turn into something special, but do not be surprised if Miami adds here in free agency.

Shooting Guard

Dwayne Wade Heat
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Shooting Guard

Dwayne Wade Heat
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1. Dwyane Wade
2. Ray Allen

With Wade almost a lock to return, the Heat should and will make every effort to convince Ray Allen to give it another go. If both of these guys are back in South Beach, Miami will be in good shape at the position.

Small Forward

Lebron James Heat
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Small Forward

Lebron James Heat
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1. Lebron James

Besides Lebron, no other small forward should be back with Miami. Look for the Heat to bring in a solid veteran to back up James.

Power Forward

Chris Bosh Heat
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Power Forward

Chris Bosh Heat
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1. Chris Bosh
2. Udonis Haslem

Bosh could have been listed under center, but Miami needs to get much tougher. The Heat could look to add a “stretch-4” here. And while he is not listed, there is definitely a chance Rashard Lewis is back. They should just look elsewhere first.

Center

Chris Andersen Heat
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Center

Chris Andersen Heat
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1. Chris Andersen

Birdman is perfect off the bench. And with a whopping million in cap space, the Heat should do whatever they can to find a shot-blocker in the middle.

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