Miami Heat: Ranking the 5 biggest playoff threats to the Heat

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2. Brooklyn Nets

As long as Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant are healthy, the Brooklyn Nets are a team that not many teams in the playoffs are going to want to face.

The scary part is that this team is only going to get that much more dangerous if we see a Ben Simmons return over the next few weeks. I’m not sure how likely that is to happen, but the fact that it’s at the very least a possibility means the Nets should be on the Heat’s radar.

The unfortunate part of a potential Nets-Heat playoff series is that there’s a chance we get it in the first round. It’s unfortunate because this is probably a matchup that deserves to take place in the conference finals. Either way, it should be a great series even if it does come in the first round.