Heat Notes: Draft, Dragic, Conditioning

The Heat announced earlier on Tuesday that Josh McRoberts will be out indefinitely due to a stress fracture in his left foot. However, that’s not the only item out of Miami worth passing along today. Here are a few more Heat-related notes to round up:

  • As our reverse NBA standings show, the Heat’s record currently sits at 10-21, putting the team in a tie for the fifth-worst mark in the NBA, and setting the franchise up for a high draft pick in what projects to be a strong draft class. With that in mind, Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald takes a closer look at some of the guard and forward prospects that the team may be targeting in the 2017 draft.
  • If the Heat are taking the long view in their retooling process, the fact that Goran Dragic will be 31 heading into next season should be taken into consideration, writes Ira Winderman of The South Florida Sun Sentinel. Given all the promising point guards expected to be available in the draft, Winderman thinks it makes sense for Miami to wait until June to make a decision on the position.
  • Pat Riley and the Heat have placed a strong emphasis on fitness and conditioning, and it’s having an impact even on players who sign one-year free agent contracts with the club and don’t necessarily expect a long-term stay. Winderman has the details in a piece for The Sun Sentinel.

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