Miami Heat: 3 Reasons the Heat will be surprisingly better this season

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Three reasons why it’s not outlandish to say that the Miami Heat will be even better this season. 

The Miami Heat is coming off a second surprising NBA Finals run in four years. They’ve made the conference finals three of the last four seasons, but their best chance to win a title may very well be in front of them.

Wait…wait…wait. That last part of that last sentence may be a bit outlandish. But, in fairness, I don’t believe it’s all that crazy. Sure, the Heat may have missed out on Damian Lillard and Bradley Beal this offseason. There’s no denying that was a pretty bad look for the franchise. However, that aside, the Heat did make some improvements this offseason that could set them up as a better team heading into the 2023-24 season.

Does Erik Spoelstra really believe the Miami Heat could be better?

In fact, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra kind of gave voice to that speaking with reporters recently after a training camp practice. Spo said that he believes the team is deeper than last year’s. Of course, deeper does not equal better. But I want to take this quote a step further. I’d say, for the Heat that as solid top-level talent, that deeper will equate better this season.

If the Heat can stay relatively healthy for the better part of the regular season, the Heat will be better than they were last year. Will that equate to more playoff success? Who knows. However, there are tangible reasons why it’s pretty fair to say the Heat are set up to be a better team this season than they were last year.