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Previewing the Miami Heat heading into the 2020-21 NBA season

We go over the Heat’s depth chart, odds to win a championship and provide fantasy basketball analysis for the 2020-21 NBA season.

Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat reacts during the third quarter against the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Six of the 2020 NBA Finals at AdventHealth Arena at the ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on October 11, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images

The 2020-21 NBA season is a few weeks away and training camp is underway. The Miami Heat fell short to the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2020 NFL Finals but are keeping the band together for another run. Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo have all the star power Miami needs to compete. Goran Dragic, Tyler Herro, Duncan Robinson, and a host of gritty role players could help the Heat make another deep playoff run.

Here we’re going to take a look at the Heat’s offseason, plus look ahead to the 2020-21 season.

2020 offseason

Key additions

Maurice Harkless, SF/PF (free agency)
Avery Bradley, PG/SG (free agency)
Precious Achiuwa, PF/C (draft)

Key losses

Jae Crowder, SF.PF (free agency)

2020-21 odds

Title odds: +1500
Win percentage: O/U
Jimmy Butler MVP odds: +2000
Bam Adebayo MVP odds: +10000
Bam Adebayo DPOTY odds: +1000
Jimmy Butler DPOTY odds: +8000

2020-21 roster

Depth Chart

PG: Goran Dragic, Kendrick Nunn, Jimmy Butler
SG: Duncan Robinson, Tyler Herro, Avery Bradley
SF: Jimmy Butler, Andre Iguodala, Maurice Harkless
PF: Meyers Leonard, Precious Achiuwa, Maurice Harkless
C: Bam Adebayo, Kelly Olynyk, Meyers Leonard

Roster battles

Backup PG: Tyler Herro vs. Kendrick Nunn
6th man: Tyler Herro vs. Precious Achiuwa

Fantasy basketball

Best Sleeper

Precious Achiuwa — Power forward is easily Miami’s weakest position and Achiuwa could prove to be an upgrade from Leonard in time. The rookie big man is undersized but has tons of energy and possesses the ability to switch on defense and guard multiple positions. He’s not a great shooter but his athleticism could make him a nightly double-double threat. Leonard was phased out for Crowder in the playoffs and the same could happen again this season

Likely Bust

Kendrick Nunn — Goran Dragic is poised to claim his starting spot and Herro has proven that he can be a quality secondary playmaker off the bench. Nunn was able earn some playing time toward the end of the postseason after being benched early on but Avery Bradley will also cut into his minutes as well this time around.