Top 5 Things to Watch for Entering Miami Heat Training Camp

Top 5 Things to Watch for Entering Miami Heat Training Camp

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3. How Does Chris Andersen Figure Into the Heat’s Rotation?

chris andersen of the miami heat

Similar to his veteran teammate Chalmers, Chris Andersen finds himself currently on the trade block.

The issue is, the Heat have yet to find a team interested in Andersen’s services. The veteran center is 37 years old and is due to earn $5 million for the 2015-16 season.

While the Heat want to trade Andersen to minimize pending luxury tax penalties at the end of the 2015-16 season, the team may ironically need his services throughout the season.

Hassan Whiteside and Bosh are entrenched as the starters along the front line, but there is a whole lot of uncertainty when it pertains to the big men off the bench. Josh McRoberts returns after missing almost the entire 2014-15 season due to a torn meniscus injury. Stoudemire enters his first season with the franchise, but his minutes will likely be limited at this stage of his career, while Haslem offers very little outside of toughness and experience at the age of 35.

Despite being 37 years old, Andersen remains a high-energy presence capable of changing the momentum of a game with his defense and hustle.

His minutes throughout the preseason will likely signal how he figures into the Heat’s rotation for the upcoming season.

Next: Will Justise Winslow Play His Way Into the Rotation?

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