[UPDATED on Sept. 24, 2017]
MIAMI — The Heat begin training camp Tuesday at Florida Atlantic University
Who’s still in Miami? Who won’t be back with the Heat this upcoming season?
Here’s our player-by-player breakdown …
Season stats: Played one season at Kentucky, averaging 13.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks as a freshman last season.
Contract status: Set to make $2.5 million this season, with his deal guaranteed for the first two seasons. The Heat then have a team option in years three and four of Adebayo’s contract.
What to know?: Adebayo was the Heat’s first-round pick this year and he’s now a part of the team’s young core. But it will be tough for Adebayo to find playing time right away with Hassan Whiteside, Kelly Olynyk and James Johnson expected to get most of the minutes in the Heat’s power rotation. Foul trouble and injuries could create playing time for the rookie, but don’t expect him to have a big role early on.
Season stats: Averaged 9.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 75 games (6 starts) for the Celtics last season.
Contract status: Signed with the Heat on a four-year contract worth $50 million in free agency this offseason.
What to know?: With Olynyk’s ability to stretch the floor and pass the ball as a 7-footer, he can used as a power forward and center. And the Heat are expected to use him at both spots this season. Olynyk saw playing time as a power forward next to center Hassan Whiteside and also got some minutes at center when Whiteside exited the game during the preseason. Expect Olynyk to have a big role this season.
F JUSTISE WINSLOW
Season stats: Averaged 10.9 points, 5.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists in 18 games (15 starts) last season. Season was cut short due to season-ending surgery on his right shoulder.
Contract status: Set to make $2.7 million this season. In addition, the Heat already decided to exercise the fourth-year team option on Winslow’s rookie-scale contract, which guarantees him $3.5 million for the 2018-19 season.
What to know?: After a shoulder injury forced him to miss the second half of last season, it will be interesting to see how the Heat integrate him back in. Shooting has been a constant struggle for Winslow. But there’s definitely a place for him on this team with his defense, passing ability, versatility and potential. Winslow was always expected to have a spot in the Heat’s rotation, but Rodney McGruder’s injury should open up even more playing time for him than expected this season.
PG GORAN DRAGIC
Season stats: Averaged 20.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 5.8 assists in 73 games (73 starts) last season.
Contract status: Set to make $17 million this season. Heat have Dragic under contract for next three seasons, but the final season of his deal is a player option for 2019-20.
What to know?: After turning in one of the best seasons of his NBA career, Dragic has solidified his role as one of the Heat’s leaders moving forward. With Miami’s core returning, Dragic should be able to build on last season’s success as the Heat’s starting point guard. Dragic had a quiet preseason as he rested his body and mind after a crazy offseason. He played in just two of the Heat’s six preseason games after leading Slovenia to EuroBasket gold in September. But Dragic will be expected to perform as one of the Heat’s top players when the regular season begins.
G/F JOSH RICHARDSON
Season stats: Averaged 10.2 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.1 steals in 53 games (34 starts) last season.
Contract status: Set to make $1.5 million this season. In September, Richardson agreed to a four-year, $42 million extension with the Heat that will start in 2018-19.
What to know?: The Heat expect big things from a healthy Richardson this season. He impressed in the preseason with averages of 13.6 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.6 blocks in five games. Richardson’s versatility at 6-foot-6 should help Miami, as he’s an option at both guard positions and at small forward. Whether he starts or not, Richardson is going to be a big part of Miami’s formula.
G TYLER JOHNSON
Season stats: Averaged 13.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.2 steals in 73 games (0 starts) last season.
Contract status: Set to make $5.9 million this 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.
What to know?: Johnson carved out a nice role for himself as the Heat’s sixth man last season. And he will play that scorer role off the bench again this season. Johnson had a solid preseason, averaging 12.5 points on 56.3 percent shooting from the field and 47.1 percent shooting from 3-point range. But if the Heat want to avoid the expensive half of Johnson’s contract, this season is the time to trade him with this year’s salary still a bargain. On the other end of the spectrum, Johnson is a reliable player who is still improving and has been developed within the Heat organization. That’s always an asset.
C HASSAN WHITESIDE
Season stats: Averaged 17.0 points, 14.1 rebounds and 2.1 blocks in 77 games (77 starts) last season.
Contract status: Set to make $23.8 million this 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.
What to know?: Whiteside’s growth last 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. Entering this season, Whiteside has a chance to make his first All-Star team and solidify his spot among the NBA’s top centers. He led the league in blocks in 2015-16 and rebounding in 2016-17. What will Whiteside lead the NBA in this season?
G WAYNE ELLINGTON
Season stats: Averaged 10.5 points and shot 37.8 percent from 3-point range in 62 games (13 starts) last season.
Contract status: Set to make $6.3 million with the Heat this season. Will be an unrestricted free agent next summer.
What to know?: $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. He’s a shooting specialist and he’ll be a very effective weapon off Miami’s bench this season. With drive-and-kick guards Goran Dragic and Dion Waiters on the roster, Ellington’s 3-point shooting is important to the Heat’s spacing.
F JAMES JOHNSON
Season stats: Averaged 12.8 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 76 games (5 starts) last season.
Contract status: Re-signed with the Heat on a four-year contract worth $60 million in free agency this offseason. The deal includes a player option in the fourth year.
What to know?: Johnson became a fan favorite and a favorite of those within the organization in his first season with the Heat. He got in better shape, became a leader and bought in to the Heat’s culture. Now with a new four-year contract in hand, Johnson’s growth with Miami can continue. He was used in a bench role last season and he prefers to have that role again this season. Whether Johnson starts or not, his play will be important to the Heat’s success.
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 guaranteed about $453,000 of that amount earlier this month 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.
What to know?: 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.
Season stats: Averaged 15.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 46 games (43 starts).
Contract status: Re-signed with the Heat on a four-year contract worth $52 million in free agency this offseason.
What to know?: Waiters impressed this season, turning into a key part of Miami’s second half resurgence. The backcourt of Dragic and Waiters, better known as 7-Eleven, should be even better this season with one year of experience together. Now under a four-year contract with the Heat, Waiters is expected to be Miami’s starting shooting guard for the foreseeable future.
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 guaranteed about $453,000 of that amount earlier this month and the full $1.3 salary will be guaranteed if White is still on the Heat’s roster at the start of the regular season
What to know?: 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. With the investment Miami already has made in White, it makes sense for the Heat to keep him around.
Season stats: Averaged 1.9 points and 2.3 rebounds in 16 games (0 starts).
Contract status: Re-signed with the Heat on a one-year, veteran minimum contract worth about $2.3 million this offseason.
What to know?: He’s back! Haslem is preparing for his 15th NBA season, with the first 14 seasons all coming with Miami. Haslem did not play much last season and was out of the rotation for most of the year, but he did bring invaluable leadership as the team captain. Now with Bam Adebayo and Kelly Olynyk joining the roster and James Johnson returning, Haslem’s playing time could be limited this upcoming season, too.
Season stats: Averaged 2.2 points and 1.6 rebounds in 22 games as a rookie for the Mavericks last season.
Contract status: Set to make a guaranteed salary of $1.3 million next season.
What to know?: The Heat acquired Hammons from the Mavericks in the trade that sent Josh McRoberts to Dallas. For now, the Heat plan to keep Hammons and he’s expected to join Miami’s summer league team in Las Vegas. But there’s no guarantee that Hammons will make the Heat’s 15-man roster for the regular season. If Hammons is not moved, he could end up with the Sioux Falls Skyforce in the G League. We’ll see.
Season stats: Spent five seasons at UCF, and averaged 15.1 points while shooting 38.4 percent as a redshirt senior last season.
Contract status: Signed rookie-scale minimum contract that will pay him about $815,615 for 2017-18.
What to know?: Williams, who was undrafted out of Central Florida this year, overcame a sprained ankle that forced him to miss the first few days of the Orlando Summer League to earn this opportunity. But the 6-foot-5 guard was healthy enough to show his shooting ability in Las Vegas, making 18 of 40 threes (45 percent) in six Las Vegas Summer League games. He appeared in a total of eight summer league games (six starts) with the Heat in Orlando and Las Vegas, averaging 9.9 points and 2.6 rebounds while shooting 38 percent from the field and 39 percent from 3-point range. Williams did not sign a two-way contract with the Heat, but the deal could possibly be converted into a two-way contract down the road. Making the Heat’s 15-man regular-season roster seems unlikely with all of the guards Miami already has on its roster.
DERRICK WALTON JR.
Season stats: The point guard spent four seasons at Michigan. Averaged 15.5 points on 43.6 percent shooting from the field and 42.2 percent shooting from long range, to go with 4.8 rebounds and 4.9 assists as a senior last season.
Contract status: Signed a two-way contract that can pay a maximum of about $280,000, based on the amount of time he spends in the NBA and in the G-League.
What to know?: Walton, who went undrafted out of Michigan this year, impressed the Heat with his play for the Magic during the summer league. He appeared in four summer league games (one start) in Orlando and averaged 10.0 points, 3.5 assists, 2.5 rebounds and 20.5 minutes while shooting 46.9 percent (15-of-32) from the field and 50 percent (6-of-12) from 3-point range. With Walton on a two-way contract, it allows him to spend up to 45 days with the Heat during the season. If the Heat want Walton in the NBA for more than 45 days, they would have to convert his deal to a regular NBA contract. But expect Walton to spend most of his time with the Sioux Falls Skyforce, as a two-way contract prevents other teams from signing him away even while in the G-League.
Season stats: Split last season between the Celtics and their developmental league team, the Maine Red Claws. In 25 games with the Celtics, he averaged 1.5 points and 1.4 rebounds in 5.6 minutes per game. He appeared in 12 regular-season games for the Red Claws, averaging 20.8 points on 51.5 percent shooting from the field and 43.8 percent shooting from 3-point range to go with 8.8 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game.
Contract status: Signed a two-year contract with the Heat in free agency this summer, with the first year guaranteed at the $1.5 million veteran’s minimum and a team option for the 2018-19 season.
What to know?: With a guaranteed salary for next season, Mickey could very well find himself on the Heat’s 15-man roster this year. At 6-foot-8 and 235 pounds, the power forward has two skills that really intrigue the Heat. He can stretch the floor with his outside shot and has an incredible knack for blocking shots. With a 7-foot-2 wingspan, Mickey led the nation with 3.64 blocks per game in his final season at LSU, joining Shaquille O’Neal as the only players in school history to block at least 100 shots in a season. This skill set along with his guaranteed salary could be enough to earn him a spot on the Heat’s roster. This stability would be a change for Mickey, who has been assigned to the Maine Red Claws and recalled 42 times in his two NBA seasons with the Celtics.
Season stats: Only NBA experience came in the 2014-15 season when he played 12 games for Philadelphia (one start) and averaged 3.8 points and 3.8 assists. The 6-foot-2 guard finished last season with the Heat’s development-league affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce, and went on to play in summer league in July for the 76ers. Drew won a gold medal earlier this month as a member of the United States team at the 2017 FIBA AmeriCup. He appeared in five games and averaged 4.6 points and 5.0 assists while shooting 52.9 percent. Drew played in 10 games (one start) for Sioux Falls last season, averaging 8.1 points and 5.9 assists. He also played in Lithuania and Puerto Rico.
Contract status: Signed a minimum-scale contract that does not impact the Heat’s salary cap.
What to know?: Drew, who is the son of former NBA guard and head coach Larry Drew, is a long shot to make the 15-man roster. With a big group of capable guards already on the Heat’s roster like Goran Dragic, Dion Waiters, Tyler Johnson, Josh Richardson, Wayne Ellington and Rodney McGruder, Drew is going to have a tough time making the cut at this position. But the Heat love rewarding loyalty and that’s what they did here. This marks the third time in the past five years that Drew has signed a training-camp contract with the Heat and he’s also had stints with the Heat’s development-league team in each of the past four seasons.
Season stats: After starting his college career at Murray State, McCree, who is from Orlando, transferred to Louisiana Tech where he played for three seasons. He averaged 14.9 points and 7.3 rebounds for the Bulldogs while shooting 46.4 percent from the field and 34.8 percent from 3-point range. He started all but one of the 99 games he played at Louisiana Tech. McCree led the Bulldogs with 17.7 points and 8.9 rebounds last season and was named first-team All-Conference USA.
Contract status: Signed a minimum-scale contract that does not impact the Heat’s salary cap.
What to know: McCree was projected by some to be a late second-round pick in June’s draft but then decided to take the Rockets’ offer to play summer league after going undrafted. With his ability to make 3-pointers at 6-foot-8, he has the skill set to be a stretch forward. The most likely scenario for McCree is that he will be cut at some point during training camp. But that doesn’t mean his time with the Heat is going to be short, as Miami can make him an affiliate player with its G-League team in Sioux Falls.
NO LONGER WITH TEAM
Season stats: Did not play this season.
Contract status: The Heat waived Bosh and he’s no longer a member of Miami’s roster. Although he will get the $52.1 million remaining over the final two years of his contract, Bosh does not count toward the Heat’s salary cap.
What happened?: After the Heat waived Bosh, his salary is officially off the Heat’s salary cap as an NBA doctor recently ruled in the Heat’s favor and agreed with the organization’s belief that Bosh is dealing with a career-ending illness. Bosh has not played in an NBA game since Feb. 9, 2016 due to ongoing blood clot issues. When Bosh off Miami’s books, it was able to free up an additional $25.3 million to spend this offseason.
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: Traded to the Mavericks for salary-cap relief after a Heat career that was plagued by injuries. This comes after McRoberts exercised his opt-in to return to the Heat for $6 million this upcoming season. But in the end, Miami needed to deal McRoberts to create extra cap space.
What happened?: Injuries plagued McRoberts in his three seasons with the Heat. He missed 146 games due to various injuries — like a torn meniscus that forced him to miss most of the 2014-15 season — during his time in Miami. Those string of injuries included a stress fracture in his left foot that limited him to 22 games last season.
Season stats: Averaged 5.3 points and 4.7 rebounds in 71 games (5 starts).
Contract status: Declined his player option with the Heat worth $1.6 million for the 2017-18 season. Ended up signing a one-year contract worth $1.5 million with the Clippers in free agency.
What happened?: After Reed declined his player option with the Heat, Miami decided to go in a different direction when it drafted big man Bam Adebayo and signed center/forward Kelly Olynyk in free agency. Once the Heat added those two players to their roster, there wasn’t a need for Reed. Instead, Reed had to settle for less money than he would have received if he had opted in to return to Miami.
Season stats: Averaged 4.8 points and shot 41.4 percent from 3-point range in 68 games (55 starts).
Contract status: Signed a one-year contract with the Hawks for the $1.9 million veteran’s minimum as an unrestricted free agent.
What happened?: The Heat owned Babbitt’s Bird rights and could have exceeded the cap above his $1.5 million cap hold to re-sign him this summer. But Miami needed to renounce Babbitt’s rights, giving up that flexibility in order to maximize its salary cap space to re-sign Dion Waiters, James Johnson and add Kelly Olynyk while also just fitting Wayne Ellington’s contract under the cap. Once the Heat renounced Babbitt’s rights, it seemed like a return to Miami was unlikely. And Babbitt ended up signing with Atlanta weeks later more than a month into free agency.