What Does The Miami Heat Starting Lineup Look Like for the 2021-22 Season ?

Published 08/10/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
Mar 29, 2021; New York, New York, USA; Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo (13) celebrates with guard Goran Dragic (7) and guard Tyler Herro (14) after scoring a basket against the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Mike Stobe/POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports


After a stellar run during the 2019-20 season for the Miami Heat, they were expecting something similar this time. However, that was far from the truth. In fact, freshly coming out of the NBA Finals, they became a team that was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs at the hands of the team that got the Larry O’Brien trophy, the Milwaukee Bucks.

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This made things crystal clear. They needed to upgrade their roster in the upcoming offseason to ensure they reach the Finals, and not only that, but don’t come empty-handed either. Fortunately for all the Heat fans, that’s exactly what they have done. Here’s what their new lineup looks like.

Incoming players

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  • Kyle Lowry

Lowry has been a target for Miami Heat for a while now, and it seems like they were destined to join forces. For a while now, Miami Heat was missing a true point guard from their lineup, until now. The 35-year-old is ideal for a team like the Heat. He can share the ball-handling and playmaking with Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler and will be another offensive superstar for other teams to worry about.

  • Markieff Morris

Morris did not have the best stint with the Lakers last season. He only averaged 6.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 1.2 assists. However, he hasn’t had a stellar career so far, anyway. However, he can play a vital part coming off the bench for Miami Heat. His toughness on the court, along with his defense, can even land him a spot in the starters. Getting a veteran contributor like him is a good move on Heat’s part.

  • Dwyane Dedmon- Resigned
  • Victor Oladipo- Resigned
  • Duncan Robinson- Resigned
  • Gabe Vincent- Resigned
  • Max Strus- Resigned
  • Omer Yurtseven- Resigned

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Outgoing players

  • Andre Iguodala

Iguodala always planned on finishing his career with the team that made it what it is today. He won three championships alongside Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, and now that his retirement is getting closer, he wants to give it another shot. So, as soon as he hit the free agency market, a while later, he joined the Golden State Warriors.

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  • Kendrick Nunn- Los Angeles Lakers
  • Trevor Ariza- Los Angeles Lakers
  • Goran Dragic- Toronto Raptors
  • Nemanja Bjelica – Golden State Warriors
  • Precious Achiuwa- Toronto Raptors
  • Udonis Haslem

Miami Heat starting lineup 2021

  • Kyle Lowry
  • Duncan Robinson
  • Bam Adebayo
  • Jimmy Butler
  • KZ Okpala

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Miami Heat has gathered a lot of pieces that make it an impressive crew who can handle the postseason pressure. Kyle Lowry is going to be their biggest trump card, who has veteran championship experience to bring to the table. Therefore, it won’t be shocking to see South Beach going deep into the playoffs, giving other teams a reason or plenty of reasons to worry.

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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