A look at each player on Miami Heat’s 15-man roster: Who will be back next season?

MIAMI — The Heat’s offseason has begun.

So let’s take a look at where the Heat’s 15-man roster stands. Who’s coming back and who won’t be back? Here’s a look at each player’s situation entering the offseason.

Who will be backk for the Heat next season? (David Santiago/Miami Herald/TNS)

It’s important to remember that the Heat are expected to have about $38 million in cap space when it clears Chris Bosh’s contract off their salary cap, and Dion Waiters and Willie Reed opt out of their contracts as expected.

Here’s our player-by-player breakdown …

Chris Bosh #1 of the Miami Heat watches on from the bench against the Charlotte Hornets during game four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals of the 2016 NBA Playoffs at Time Warner Cable Arena on April 25, 2016 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

CHRIS BOSH

Age: 33.

Season stats: Did not play this season.

Contract status: Set to make $25.3 million next season. Heat have Bosh under contract for next two seasons.

Will he return next season?: No. The Heat are expected to release Bosh and apply for salary-cap relief from his contract before the start of free agency in July. Bosh has not played in an NBA game since Feb. 9, 2016 due to ongoing blood clot issues. If Miami is able to clear Bosh’s contract off its books, it will free up an additional $25.3 million to spend this summer.

Josh McRoberts #4 of the Miami Heat posts up Jordan Clarkson #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers during a game at American Airlines Arena on December 22, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

JOSH MCROBERTS

Age: 30.

Season stats: Averaged 4.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 22 games (14 starts). Season was cut short because of left foot stress fracture.

Contract status: Has a player option to return to Heat next season worth $6 million — the final year on his contract with Miami.

Will he return next season?: Likely. Even though the Heat would prefer to have $6 million in extra cap space over McRoberts’ return, he will likely pick up his option to return to Miami next season because it’s worth more money than he would get anywhere else due to his injury issues.

Justise Winslow #20 of the Miami Heat looks on during a game against the Indiana Pacers at American Airlines Arena on December 14, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

JUSTISE WINSLOW

Age: 21.

Season stats: Averaged 10.9 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 18 games (15 starts). Season was cut short due to season-ending surgery on his right shoulder.

Contract status: Set to make $2.7 million next season. Heat have to decide on $3.4 million team option for 2018-19 by start of next season.

Will he return next season?: Likely. But you have to wonder if the Heat would trade Winslow if the right offer came their way. Miami played well with Winslow sidelined, posting a 30-11 record in the second half of the season without him. Winslow’s below average outside shot is concerning, especially with the way Erik Spoelstra likes to space the floor. But with Winslow’s stock not very high right now and his contract still cheap, Miami will probably remain patient with him.

Goran Dragic #7 of the Miami Heat drives around Kentavious Caldwell-Pope #5 of the Detroit Pistons during the first half at the Palace of Auburn Hills on March 28, 2017 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

GORAN DRAGIC

Age: 30.

Season stats: Averaged 20.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 5.8 assists in 73 games (73 starts).

Contract status: Set to make $17 million next season. Heat have Dragic under contract for next three seasons, but the final season of his deal is a player option for 2019-20.

Will he return next season?: Very likely. Remember those Dragic trade rumors at the beginning of the season? Those went away quickly as Dragic turned in one of the best seasons of his NBA career. In today’s NBA economic landscape, Dragic’s contract brings good value to the Heat’s roster. It would be hard to find a better point guard at this price point.

The Miami Heat’s Luke Babbitt, right, drives against the Brooklyn Nets’ Rondae Hollis-Jefferson in the fourth quarter of preseason action at American Airlines Arena in Miami on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. The Heat won, 121-100. (David Santiago/El Nuevo Herald/TNS)

LUKE BABBITT

Age: 27.

Season stats: Averaged 4.8 points and shot 41.4 percent from 3-point range in 68 games (55 starts).

Contract status: Will be unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Will he return next season?: Up in the air. Because the Heat acquired Babbitt in a trade, they have his Bird rights and could exceed the cap above his $1.5 million cap hold to re-sign the sharpshooter. But with Miami looking to upgrade the roster, it could use Babbitt’s spot to bring in a new face.

Sacramento Kings guard Ben McLemore, left, fights through a pick as he guards Miami Heat guard Josh Richardson during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

JOSH RICHARDSON

Age: 23.

Season stats: Averaged 10.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.1 steals in 53 games (34 starts).

Contract status: Set to make $1.5 million next season, with the Heat having to guarantee this salary by June 30. Richardson is eligible for an extension next season.

Will he return next season?: Very likely. Richardson picked up his play late in the season in place of the injured Dion Waiters. Richardson averaged 15 points and shot 53.1 percent from 3-point range to go with 2.3 steals and 1.3 blocks over his final six games of the season. With plenty of potential and still on a rookie contract, Richardson brings good value to the Heat’s roster and could start at shooting guard if Waiters is not re-signed.

The Miami Heat’s Goran Dragic, left, greets Tyler Johnson after his 3-pointer against the Charlotte Hornets in the fourth quarter at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on Wednesday, March 8, 2017. The Heat won, 108-101. (Pedro Portal/El Nuevo Herald/TNS)

TYLER JOHNSON

Age: 24.

Season stats: Averaged 13.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.2 steals in 73 games (0 starts).

Contract status: Set to make $5.9 million next season, but his contract becomes a lot more expensive after next season when he will be paid $18.9 million in 2018-19 and $19.6 million in 2019-20.

Will he return next season?: Likely. Johnson carved out a nice role for himself as the Heat’s sixth man. But if the Heat want to avoid the expensive half of Johnson’s contract, this offseason is the time to trade him with next season’s salary still a bargain. On the other end of the spectrum, keeping three guards like Johnson, Richardson and Dragic could take some of the pressure off the Heat when it comes to the Waiters sweepstakes this summer.

Miami’s Hassan Whiteside and Goran Dragic celebrate Whiteside’s buzzer beating game winning tip in at Detroit on March 28. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

HASSAN WHITESIDE

Age: 27.

Season stats: Averaged 17.0 points, 14.1 rebounds and 2.1 blocks in 77 games (77 starts).

Contract status: Set to make $23.8 million next season. Heat have Whiteside under contract for the next three seasons, but the final season of his deal is a player option for 2019-20.

Will he return next season?: Very likely. Whiteside’s growth this season proved the Heat’s investment in him was a wise one. With max contract salaries going up again this summer, the Heat locked up Whiteside for a fair price. The center is expected to be a big part of Miami’s plans moving forward.

Wayne Ellington #2 of the Miami Heat celebrates his three point shot in the fourth quarter against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on January 25, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.The Miami Heat defeated the Brooklyn Nets 109-106. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

WAYNE ELLINGTON

Age: 29.

Season stats: Averaged 10.5 points and shot 37.8 percent from 3-point range in 62 games (13 starts).

Contract status: Heat have a team option worth $6.3 million to bring Ellington back next season. Miami will have until July 6 to decide on his option.

Will he return next season?: Up in the air. But one thing is for sure, the price won’t scare the Heat off. $6.3 million is a good number for a player like Ellington, who proved to be a good fit for the Heat on the court and in the locker room. The only question is, will the Heat need to save that $6 million of cap space as part of an effort to bring in a bigger name on a bigger contract this summer?

Denver Nuggets guard Mike Miller (3) and Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem (40) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Denver. The Heat won 106-98. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

UDONIS HASLEM

Age: 36.

Season stats: Averaged 1.9 points and 2.3 rebounds in 16 games (0 starts).

Contract status: Will be unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Will he return next season?: If it’s up to Haslem, he will be back with the Heat next season. If Haslem does return, it will almost definitely be for the veteran minimum. But Haslem did not play much this season and was out of the rotation for most of the year, but he did bring invaluable leadership as the team captain. Knowing that Haslem may spend most of next season on the bench again, Miami must decide if it’s willing to use one of its roster spots to bring him back.

Miami Heat forward James Johnson, drives to the basket against Philadelphia’s Robert Covington, in the second quarter of the Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ERS, NBA game at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on Wednesday, March 01, 2017. (Pedro Portal/Miami Herald/TNS)

JAMES JOHNSON

Age: 30.

Season stats: Averaged 12.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 76 games (5 starts).

Contract status: Will be unrestricted free agent this offseason.

Will he return next season?: The Heat would like to bring back Johnson and Johnson would like to return to the Heat. But the free agent market for the versatile forward will play a big role in this situation. If Johnson gets an offer worth $18 million per like Luol Deng got last offseason, will the Heat be willing to pay that price? One thing that could work in the Heat’s favor is that Johnson really wants to come back to Miami, so there’s a possibility that he could return at a discount.

Willie Reed #35 and Justise Winslow #20 of the Miami Heat high five during a game against the Charlotte Hornets at American Airlines Arena on October 28, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

WILLIE REED

Age: 26.

Season stats: Averaged 5.3 points and 4.7 rebounds in 71 games (5 starts).

Contract status: Has player option worth $1.6 million to return to Heat next season.

Will he return next season?: Not likely. Reed is expected to turn down that player option with more money available in free agency. Although Reed proved to be effective as Miami’s backup center, he’s expected to at least triple the salary on his player option in free agency this summer. Don’t expect the Heat to invest that type of money in a backup.

Miami Heat guard Rodney McGruder (17) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

RODNEY MCGRUDER

Age: 25.

Season stats: Averaged 6.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 78 games (65 starts).

Contract status: Set to make $1.3 million next season. The Heat will have to guarantee $452,625 of that amount by July 30 and the full $1.3 salary will be guaranteed if McGruder is still on the Heat’s roster at the start of the regular season. McGruder also has one additional non-guaranteed year on his contract for the 2018-19 season.

Will he return next season? Very likely. McGruder impressed as a rookie this season, making 65 starts — a lot of them for the injured Justise Winslow. With McGruder still on a cheap contract, the Heat can bring him back for close to nothing and also have flexibility with the non-guaranteed structure of his deal. Miami sees McGruder as a versatile weapon off the bench.

Miami ‘s Dion Waiters drives against the Pelicans’ Anthony Davis during Miami’s win on Wednesday. (David Santiago/Miami Herald/TNS)

DION WAITERS

Age: 25.

Season stats: Averaged 15.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 46 games (43 starts).

Contract status: Has player option worth $3 million to return to Heat next season.

Will he return next season?: Similar to James Johnson’s situation, the Heat want to bring back Waiters. But how much are they willing to spend on him? Waiters impressed this season, turning into a key part of Miami’s second half resurgence. Waiters has also made it clear he would like to return to the Heat. But money will decide this one. After Waiters turns down his player option, he could get around $16 million per in the open market. Miami will have to decide if it wants to spend that type of money on him.

Miami Heat’s Okaro White defends against Denver Nuggets Wilson Chandler during the Nuggets win on Sunday. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)

OKARO WHITE

Age: 24.

Season stats: Averaged 2.8 points and 2.3 rebounds in 35 games (0 starts).

Contract status: Set to make $1.3 million next season. The Heat will have to partially guarantee this salary starting on July 1. The full $1.3 salary will be guaranteed if White is still on the Heat’s roster at the start of the regular season.

Will he return next season?: Up in the air. The Heat could very well bring back White on his affordable contract and it would make perfect sense. White was brought up from the D-League in the middle of the season and he would benefit from a full offseason and full season in the NBA. But Miami could also opt to use White’s roster spot to bring in a new face.

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