Five Things Joe Johnson Instantly Brings to the Miami Heat

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5. Playoff Experience

The Heat are a nice mesh of young and old.

While Wade, Luol Deng and Stoudemire all have a wealth of playoff experience, the rest of Miami’s currently healthy players simply don’t have that much of it.

Dragic made one deep playoff run with the Phoenix Suns in the 2009-10 season. Outside of that one year, he has never played in the postseason in seven years in the NBA.

Josh McRoberts has had three different stints in the postseason, but only one in which he has played a major role.

Guys such as Hassan Whiteside, Josh Richardson and Justise Winslow obviously don’t have any playoff experience.

The 34-year-old Johnson has played in the postseason in 10 different years, all of which he was either the best player on the team, or a key starter on the squad.

You simply can’t teach experience and Johnson has that.

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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.