Miami Heat Roster
- Eastern Southeast
- Kaseya Center
According to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Heat tried to trade forward Duncan Robinson over the summer. However, it never happened, even more so since Miami was unsuccessful in landing All-Star Damian Lillard from the Blazers. The 29-year-old was once a productive option for the Heat. But his statistical output plunged last season, averaging only 6.4 points and 32.8% shooting in 42 games. Robinson still has years left on the $90 million extension he signed back in August 2021. Yet, there aren't many teams looking to take on a salary of that magnitude, especially for a player who doesn't offer much beyond three-point shooting. At any rate, Robinson isn't expected to see routine minutes for Miami during the 2023-24 campaign. On the other hand, he was decent last postseason, so that could change. That said, until Robinson's workload increases, he won't draw much interest in any fantasy format.
Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro has been a popular name this offseason ever since he was attached to trade talks involving Damian Lillard. The Trail Blazers have made it clear that they're not interested in Herro as a returning piece for Lillard, so outside teams have been rumored to be included to get the deal to go through. The teams that have shown the most interest in taking on Herro have been the Jazz, Bulls, Hornets, and Nets. Each team is looking to add dynamic, younger scorers and he could fit on any one of those rosters. If he does find his way to a new team, his fantasy value may increase.
Miami Heat guards Tyler Herro and Josh Richardson could end up taking on bigger roles depending on what happens between now and the start of the season. According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, if the team doesn't land Damian Lillard in a trade, then Herro and Richardson are two possible options to take on more of the primary ball-handling duties. Neither of them are playmakers when it comes to being a primary ball-handler, but this could increase the fantasy stock if they have more opportunities with the ball in their hands. This is a situation to monitor as the season rolls around.
Miami Heat center Thomas Bryant sees himself as a valuable asset for the Eastern Conference champions with his versatility. "I feel like I can help this team based on what I've seen as an interior presence, interior scoring, my versatility out there to be able to shoot the three and make mid-range jump shots and score at the rim," Bryant told Anthony Chiang of The Miami Herald. "But I feel like the versatility that I will bring to the table will really help the team in a great way." Bryant, who signed a two-year deal with the Heat this offseason, will be firmly stuck behind Bam Adebayo in Miami, but his ability to shoot from outside could also lead to a few minutes next to him, which would boost his fantasy value.
Miami Heat forward Nikola Jovic put together a very impressive 25-point performance for Serbia in Wednesday's World Cup clash against South Sudan, finishing a perfect 9-for-9 from the field. He hit five shots from deep and was almost flawless at the free-throw line as well, shooting 2-for-3. Jovic's tally in the game also included two rebounds and three assists in 27 minutes as Serbia dominated in a 115-83 victory. The 20-year-old has gotten better with each outing at the World Cup and is now averaging 17.0 points for the tournament with godly 83.3 percent shooting that includes a 66.7 percent mark from downtown. The Serbian talent will be eager to impress at the World Cup to earn himself a bigger role with the Heat. Last season, Jovic made only 15 appearances with Miami.