10 Reasons Miami Heat Fans Should Watch Summer League

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7. NBA Rookies Across the League

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It’s not just Winslow and Richardson that are participating in summer leagues. Top draft picks like Stanley Johnson of the Detroit Pistons, Myles Turner of the Indiana Pacers and Frank Kaminsky of the Charlotte Hornets are all involved in the Orlando Summer League.

Whereas before you only saw undrafted free agents trying to showcase their talents to NBA coaches in summer league, you’re now seeing a wide variety of different classes of players.

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D.J. Siddiqi grew up in the heart of South Florida in Broward County. Growing up in South Florida during the late 90's and 2000's, D.J. witnessed the Pat Riley years where the Miami Heat faced off with the New York Knicks all the way to the painful late 2000's seasons where the Heat were a one-man team with Dwyane Wade. D.J. has closely followed the Heat over the past decade-and-a-half, and unfortunately witnessed Game 2 of the 2011 NBA Finals in person when the Dallas Mavericks overcame a 15-point deficit to knock off the Heat. D.J. has writing experience as a columnist with sites such as Bleacher Report and Rant Sports, and he is proud to bring his knowledge of the Heat and the NBA to Heat Nation.