You start here as the Miami Heat are again about to get started: How in the heck is this a Pat Riley roster? It was one thing to go into last season without an All-Star on the roster, because that also was in the wake of spending $98 million on Hassan Whiteside and dramatically losing Dwyane Wade. It was a transition year both out of design and necessity. But this is different. This was the offseason when Chris Bosh's salary came off the books and the star search could be reset.
Q: Ira, can this Heat team be compared to a version of Pat Riley '90s Knicks teams? I know there's no All-Stars, but Hassan Whiteside and Goran Dragic could be. -- Ricardo. A: I'm not sure I would compare Whiteside and Dragic to Patrick Ewing and John Starks. And the styles are completely different, as is the overall approach in the NBA these days.
To say the Miami Heat will be getting back to work at Tuesday's start of training camp would be to miss the point of everything that has transpired at AmericanAirlines Arena these past two months. It's more a case of rejoining workouts already in progress, something that has been the norm for the Heat for years and something that stands as an NBA necessity these days. With the league moving up the start of this season to Oct. 17, the preseason has turned into a sprint.
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Selecting a term
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