1. Breaking Down the Blueprint for Miami Heat to Return to the Playoffs Next Season

    The Miami Heat may have missed the playoffs this year, but they have a good chance to return there in 2015-16. Though Miami finished with just a 37-45 record, that's almost solely due to injuries...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 2 months ago 30,268 reads 81 comments

  2. The 5 Most Intriguing 2015 NBA Draft Prospects for the Miami Heat

    The Miami Heat aren't exactly known for using the NBA draft to build their squad. Team president Pat Riley has always preferred to create the core of his roster through trades or free agency, as he believes experience wins...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 2 months ago 38,433 reads 105 comments

  3. Hassan Whiteside's Next Contract Looms as Big Challenge for Miami Heat to Solve

    The Miami Heat 's goal this offseason is to re-sign Goran Dragic to a max-level contract. Dragic is set to command something like a five-year, $109 million deal, per the Miami He rald 's Joseph Goodman...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 2 months ago 32,180 reads 120 comments

  4. Should the Miami Heat Re-Sign Goran Dragic to a Max-Level Contract?

    With the 2014-15 NBA season in the rearview mirror, the Miami Heat are about to head into an offseason of uncertainty. It's nearly impossible to say what Miami will or can do to improve this summer...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 2 months ago 19,556 reads 101 comments

  5. Final Regular-Season Grades for Every Miami Heat Player

    The Miami Heat are finally on the other side of what was a disappointing 2014-15 campaign. Miami's season began with a lot of promise, but it was ultimately undone by injuries...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 3 months ago 26,620 reads 125 comments

  6. Biggest 2015 Offseason Needs for the Miami Heat

    With the Miami Heat now officially out of the Eastern Conference playoff race, it's time to look toward the offseason. While Miami's year was an overall disappointment, there's plenty of reason to be optimistic about 2015-16...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 3 months ago 33,050 reads 165 comments

  7. Ranking the Top 10 Highlights of Dwyane Wade's Season

    The Miami Heat 's season (the regular season, anyways) is winding down to a close. And that, unfortunately, means that another chapter in Dwyane Wade 's great career is coming to an end...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 3 months ago 4,654 reads 17 comments

  8. Can the Miami Heat Afford to Build Around Dwyane Wade This Offseason?

    The 2015 NBA offseason will be a critical one for the Miami Heat . The Heat have one of the most bizarre salary-cap situations in the league, and it's hard to say where they'll stand financially after the dust settles this summer...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 3 months ago 19,765 reads 121 comments

  9. Ranking the Top 5 Free Agents for Miami Heat to Pursue During 2015 Offseason

    Despite boasting a 34-41 record, the Miami Heat are actually set up very well for the future. The Heat have top-shelf talent in Dwyane Wade , Hassan Whiteside and Chris Bosh ...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 3 months ago 23,904 reads 64 comments

  10. Hidden Advantages the Miami Heat Have in the 2015 NBA Playoffs

    If the Miami Heat make the playoffs (which is looking more and more likely with the team currently positioned alone as the No. 7 seed), they aren't exactly going to be favored in their first-round series...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 3 months ago 7,493 reads 16 comments

  11. Projecting the Miami Heat's 2015 Free-Agency Big Board

    The Miami Heat are currently battling to remain in the Eastern Conference's playoff picture. But even so, what's really important is next season...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 3 months ago 12,734 reads 40 comments

  12. Projecting the Miami Heat's Best and Worst 2015 NBA Playoff Matchups

    The Miami Heat haven't punched their ticket to the playoffs quite yet, but it's certainly starting to look like they'll be around for the postseason...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 3 months ago 10,485 reads 30 comments

  13. 3 Reasons to Believe in Miami Heat as a Legitimate 2015 NBA Playoff Team

    With 15 games remaining in their regular season, the Miami Heat are still fighting for their playoff lives...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 4 months ago 33,313 reads 106 comments

  14. Power Ranking Miami Heat Players Heading into Final Month of Season

    This last month of the season matters for the Miami Heat . The Heat are 30-36 and clinging to the Eastern Conference's final playoff slot by the narrowest of margins...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 4 months ago 16,219 reads 50 comments

  15. Goran Dragic Is Miami Heat's Ideal 2015 Free-Agent Target

    A handful of elite players are slotted to be free agents in 2015, but the player the Miami Heat need most is the one they already have: Goran Dragic . Dragic is all but certain to decline his $7...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 4 months ago 15,685 reads 43 comments

  16. 5 Key Games That Will Define the Miami Heat's 2015 Playoff Push

    What a difference a year makes. The Miami Heat , winner of four straight Eastern Conference Finals, are in serious danger of missing the playoffs...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 4 months ago 8,762 reads 33 comments

  17. 6 Most Impressive Games of Hassan Whiteside's Breakout Season so Far

    Hassan Whiteside has had the wackiest year of any player in the league, and it's not all that close. Needing another big, the Miami Heat signed Whiteside (who hadn't seen NBA ...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 4 months ago 10,785 reads 42 comments

  18. 3 Things Miami Heat Must Address During the 2015 Offseason

    If the Miami Heat 's 2014-15 season has taught us anything, it's this: injuries suck. On paper, this Heat team had the chance to be a lot of fun and a tough out in the Eastern Conference playoffs...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 4 months ago 17,436 reads 50 comments

  19. Best 2015 Free Agents for Miami Heat to Pair with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh

    The Miami Heat , at least in recent years, have always been about building teams through free agency. It was through free agency that Pat Riley built the “Big Three” of Dwyane Wade , Chris Bosh and LeBron James...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 4 months ago 29,337 reads 31 comments

  20. 5 Moves Miami Heat Should Make Between Now and Start of Next Season

    Get well soon, Chris Bosh . There's really not much more you can say after something like this happens. Hopefully, Bosh will make a full recovery soon. From a basketball standpoint, Bosh's injury has all but derailed the Miami Heat 's season...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 4 months ago 3,264 reads 6 comments

  21. 7 Free-Agent Options Miami Heat Should Pursue to Bolster Shooting Guard Depth

    Well. That was an eventful trade deadline. Especially for the Miami Heat . With former Phoenix Suns point guard Goran Dragic now in tow , per ESPN's Marc Stein , the Heat are ...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 4 months ago 19,858 reads 23 comments

  22. Final 2015 NBA Trade Deadline Shopping List for the Miami Heat

    The Miami Heat are in a weird spot heading into the 2015 NBA trade deadline. Miami is currently the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. But it's just 22-30 and has no real shot at making noise in the playoffs if it does get there...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 5 months ago 23,897 reads 63 comments

  23. 6 Potential Trade Targets for Miami Heat to Bolster Backcourt Depth

    The Feb. 19 NBA trade deadline is fast approaching, and that means it's about time for the Miami Heat to get down to business. Because they desperately need some backcourt help...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 5 months ago 23,983 reads 58 comments

  24. Grading Every Miami Heat Player Heading into 2015 NBA All-Star Break

    The 2014-15 season hasn't quite gone as planned for the Miami Heat . After signing Luol Deng and Josh McRoberts, Miami was expected to be one of the Eastern Conference's better teams this year...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 5 months ago 7,035 reads 23 comments

  25. Washington Wizards Schedule Breakdown and Record Predictions for February

    The Washington Wizards ended 2014 at 22-9 and looked every bit the part of an Eastern Conference contender. The start of 2015, however, has not been so kind to Washington. The Wizards have gone just 9-11 since Jan...

    Luke Petkac Written by Luke Petkac about 5 months ago 950 reads 4 comments