Miami Heat: The March to the Playoffs

Miami Heat Team President Pat Riley understood that it was time to bring new talent to South Beach when franchise star and the greatest player in Heat history Dwyane Wade retired after the 2019 season.

After a massive four team deal, The Miami Heat acquired All-Star forward, Jimmy Butler from the Philadelphia 76ers. Social Media was flooded with comments from angry Sixers fans who wanted to “congratulate” him for leaving a contender “for nice weather and 30 win seasons.” In typical Jimmy Butler fashion, he ignored these comments and moved to Miami to do what Pat Riley and Heat Head Coach Eric Spoelstra brought him here to do…To win. 

While a massive piece of the puzzle, Butler was not the only acquisition that would help lead this team to the 2020 NBA Finals. There were still more moves that needed to be made if the Heat were to make their deep playoff run.

In February of 2020, they acquired three NBA veterans: Andre Igouadala, Solomon Hill, and Jae Crowder. The organization also struck gold when signing the un-drafted Kendrick Nunn and getting Tyler Herro as the 13th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. 

Kendrick Nunn left his mark on the 2020 season by averaging 15.3ppg, 2.7 rebounds, and 3.3 assists a game. He also finished second in Rookie of the Year voting losing only to Ja Morant.

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