2016 NBA playoffs: Player-by-player look at Heat’s experience

Amar'e Stoudemire and Danny Ferry during a 2003 playoff series. (Getty Images)
Amar’e Stoudemire and Danny Ferry during a 2003 playoff series. (Getty Images)

The Heat go into the NBA playoffs this weekend with a veteran-laden roster, but plenty of their guys have felt the intense scrutiny of the postseason.

As Miami prepares for its first-round series against the Hornets, here’s a look at how much experience the Heat actually have:

Dwyane Wade: 10 postseasons, 152 games, three championships
The most decorated player in franchise history is back in the playoffs for the 11th time in 13 seasons. Wade remains Miami’s most viable scorer in the slow-down, half-court style that rules the postseason.

Joe Johnson: 10 postseasons, 87 games
Johnson has been good for 17.3 points per game in his playoff career, including 21.2 against the Heat in 2014. This will be his ninth consecutive year in the postseason, though he has never made it out of the second round.

Udonis Haslem: 10 postseasons, 138 games, three championships
Like Wade, Haslem has been in the playoffs all but two years of his career. He might get some minutes, too, after carving out a spot in the rotation the past two weeks.

Amar’e Stoudemire: Nine postseasons, 69 games
Stoudemire has made it 10 times and had some good runs early in his career, but hasn’t gotten past the first round since 2010.

Luol Deng: Six postseasons, 48 games
Deng made it six times in his first nine years with the Bulls before getting some long summers the past few seasons. He has averaged 16.7 points and seven rebounds per game.

Dorell Wright: Four postseasons, 15 games
While Wright reached the postseason with Miami and Portland, he rarely got many minutes. Aside from the 22.4 he averaged in 2010, he logged a total of 92 in the other three trips.

Josh McRoberts: Three postseasons, 15 games
McRoberts has been in the playoffs for the Pacers, Lakers and a team formerly known as the Charlotte Bobcats. Heat fans remember him mostly for the flying elbow he delivered to LeBron James’ throat in 2014.

Gerald Green: Two postseasons, 15 games
Green landed in the playoffs as a reserve with Dallas in 2009 and Indiana in 2013. He shot 39.1 percent in those opportunities.

Goran Dragic: One postseason
Dragic feels like the playoffs will be all new to him given that he hasn’t been there since 2010 with Phoenix. He was Steve Nash’s back-up as the Suns reached the Western Conference finals. His best game? Twenty-six points on 10-for-13 shooting in Game 3 against San Antonio in Round 2.

Hassan Whiteside: none
Whiteside’s only playoff experience took place in China and Lebanon. He arguably has more riding on this postseason than any other Heat player as he looks to cash in on a huge free agency contract this summer.

Justise Winslow: none
Winslow, who is dealing with a sprained ankle, helped Duke go 6-0 in the NCAA Tournament to win last year’s national championship.

Josh Richardson: none
Richardson has no pro playoff experience, but helped Tennessee run from the play-in game to the Sweet 16 as a junior.

Tyler Johnson: none
Johnson has been out since January and his status going forward remains unknown as he works back from rotator cuff surgery. He has been progressing and could be back any day.

Briante Weber: none
Weber joined the team as a rookie last week after spending most of the year playing in the D-League.

[Dorell Wright, Miami’s 2004 first-rounder, back with Heat for playoff run]

[Goran Dragic says nobody wants to face Miami Heat in playoffs]

[Latest on Heat rookie Justise Winslow’s ankle injury]

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