The Miami Heat is in the rebuilding process especially with the departure of Dwyane Wade and the uncertainty of having Chris Bosh on the active roster. Hence, signing Derrick Williams and Willie Reed aims to bolster their roster with veterans who could help in getting the Heat breeze through the competition.
Aside from that, the Heat recently enlisted Beno Udrih with the aim of having a solid roster which head coach Erik Spoelstra will be working with. Slowly but surely, the Heat roster is taking shape with Reed and Hassan Whiteside manning the center position, Williams and Udonis Haslem could take on the forward spot, Goran Dragic in the shooting guard position and Udrih manning the point.
Both Williams and Reed are taking less to be able to suit up for the Heat this season. It might be unwise on their end but if they would be able to thrive they have everything to gain. Spoelstra knows that change is inevitable but with the talent that they have now, he is still positive that they can get the job done.
What is pressing for Spoelstra this season is that pressure will still be on their side as fans and critics alike expect too much from them. Spoelstra already stated that he will rely on their youthfulness for their defense and trust that they will create the needed offense at the other end of the floor.
“This is a new challenge. We’re embracing the change. We’re excited about the future, excited about the guys we have on our team. You also have to have the right kind of players,” Spoelstra said.
Williams brings in an average of 9.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per game while Reed comes with 4.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 0.8 blocks per game. It may not be enough to help the Heat in their cause but given the right opportunity those numbers may rise throughout the course of the league and Spoelstra believes in them.
The Heat are in the new crossroad of their franchise and with the new additions to its roster they hope to overcome all the challenges that await them. A new dawn awaits the Heat and Spoelstra hopes they keep that fire burning through the end of the season.
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