NBA: 5 teams that made the biggest splash in free agency

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Taking a closer look at the five NBA teams that made the biggest splash during free agency

The 2019 NBA Summer has been exciting and entertaining. We have already seen both teams that played in the NBA finals make significant changes to their rosters during Free Agency. The Golden State Warriors lost SuperStar Kevin Durant to the Brooklyn Nets and the 2018-19 NBA Champions’ Toronto Raptors lost their MVP in Kawhi Leonard to his hometown team of the Los Angeles Clippers.

All these major moves should make the upcoming season interesting and exciting. Which five teams made the biggest splash during the summer?

5. Miami Heat


Tyler Herro (Draft), Jimmy Butler (FA), Meyers Leonard (Trade)


Dwyane Wade (Retired), Hassan Whiteside (Trade), Josh Richardson (Trade)

After barely missing the playoffs last season, the Miami Heat was able to add elite talent this summer that should definitely help push the team towards the playoffs this upcoming season. The biggest loss for Miami, however, was the retirement of Dwyand Wade

Miami made quite the splash, though, after adding Jimmy Butler in free agency. Butler comes in to Miami to take the reins left by Wade as the Heat’s best player and leader.

The Heat will rise the upcoming season as they will be pairing Jimmy Butler with a healthy return of Dion Waiters. After struggling a bit last season, as he tried to return to form following ankle surgery, word is Waiters is finally healthy again and preparing for a big return this season.

The Heat also added an excellent piece in the NBA Draft when they selected Tyler Herro with the 13th overall pick.

With a few good signings from the Heat front office, they have positioned themselves well after the 2019 NBA free agency.