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The 2017–18 Miami Heat season was the 30th season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA). On the February 8, 2018 NBA trade deadline, the Heat regained star shooting guard Dwyane Wade from the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for a future second round pick, reuniting him with the Heat after losing him to free agency in July 2016. Despite a loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on April 9, 2018,The Miami Heat clinched their playoff berth for the eighth time in the last ten seasons. Furthermore, they would win their division on April 11 with an overtime win over the Toronto Raptors and having the Washington Wizards lose to the Orlando Magic, thus making them the lowest seeded playoff team to win a division championship since the NBA changed how playoff seedings would be placed back in 2016.

2017–18 Miami Heat season
Division champions
Head coachErik Spoelstra
General managerPat Riley
Owner(s)Micky Arison
ArenaAmerican Airlines Arena
Results
Record44–38 (.537)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Southeast)
Conference: 6th (Eastern)
Playoff finishFirst Round
(Lost to 76ers 1–4)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionFox Sports Sun
Radio790 AM, "The Ticket"
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They finished the regular season with 44–38, which clinched the 6th seed and the Southeast Division. In the playoffs, the Heat faced the 3rd seeded Philadelphia 76ers in the First Round and were defeated in 5 games.

Contents

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College/Team
1 14 Edrice "Bam" Adebayo PF   United States Kentucky

RosterEdit

2017–18 Miami Heat roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
F/C 13 Adebayo, Bam 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1997–07–18 Kentucky
F 22 Babbitt, Luke 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1989–06–20 Nevada
G 7 Dragić, Goran (C) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1986–05–06 Slovenia
G 5 Drew, Larry (TW) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1990-03-05 UCLA
G 2 Ellington, Wayne 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1987–11–29 North Carolina
C 4 Hammons, A. J. (FA) 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 260 lb (118 kg) 1992-08-27 Purdue
F 40 Haslem, Udonis (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1980–06–09 Florida
F 16 Johnson, James (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1987–02–20 Wake Forest
G 8 Johnson, Tyler 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1992–05–07 Fresno State
G/F 5 Jones, Derrick (TW) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1997–02–15 UNLV
G/F 17 McGruder, Rodney 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1991–07–29 Kansas State
F/C 25 Mickey, Jordan 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1994–07–09 LSU
F/C 9 Olynyk, Kelly 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1991–04–19 Gonzaga
G 0 Richardson, Josh 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1993–09–15 Tennessee
G 3 Wade, Dwyane 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1982–01–17 Marquette
G 11 Waiters, Dion   6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1991–12–10 Syracuse
G 14 Walton, Derrick (TW) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1995–04–03 Michigan
F 15 White, Okaro (TW) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 1992-08-13 Florida State
C 21 Whiteside, Hassan 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 265 lb (120 kg) 1989–06–13 Marshall
G 12 Williams, Matt (TW) 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 209 lb (95 kg) 1993-10-27 Central Florida
F 20 Winslow, Justise 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1996–03–26 Duke
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (GL) On assignment to G League affiliate
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  •   Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2018–03–24

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

Southeast Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
yMiami Heat 44 38 .537 0.0 26–15 18–23 11–5 82
xWashington Wizards 43 39 .524 1.0 23–18 20–21 8–8 82
Charlotte Hornets 36 46 .439 8.0 21–20 15–26 11–5 82
Orlando Magic 25 57 .305 19.0 17–24 8–33 5–11 82
Atlanta Hawks 24 58 .293 20.0 16–25 8–33 5–11 82


ConferenceEdit

Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 cToronto Raptors * 59 23 .720 82
2 xBoston Celtics 55 27 .671 4.0 82
3 xPhiladelphia 76ers 52 30 .634 7.0 82
4 yCleveland Cavaliers * 50 32 .610 9.0 82
5 xIndiana Pacers 48 34 .585 11.0 82
6 yMiami Heat * 44 38 .537 15.0 82
7 xMilwaukee Bucks 44 38 .537 15.0 82
8 xWashington Wizards 43 39 .524 16.0 82
9 Detroit Pistons 39 43 .476 20.0 82
10 Charlotte Hornets 36 46 .439 23.0 82
11 New York Knicks 29 53 .354 30.0 82
12 Brooklyn Nets 28 54 .341 31.0 82
13 Chicago Bulls 27 55 .329 32.0 82
14 Orlando Magic 25 57 .305 34.0 82
15 Atlanta Hawks 24 58 .293 35.0 82

Game logEdit

PreseasonEdit

2017 pre-season game log
Total: 3–3 (Home: 3–0; Road: 0–3)
2017–18 season schedule

Regular seasonEdit

2017–18 game log
Total: 44–38 (Home: 26–15; Road: 18–23)
2017–18 season schedule

PlayoffsEdit

2018 playoff game log
Total: 1–4 (Home: 0–2; Road: 1–2)
2018 playoff schedule

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

July 7, 2017[1] To Miami Heat
A. J. Hammons
Two way contract, free agent
To Dallas Mavericks
Josh McRoberts
Future second-round draft pick
Cash considerations

Free agentsEdit

Re-signedEdit

Player Date Signed Contract Ref.
Dion Waiters July 7, 2017 [2]
James Johnson July 7, 2017 [3]
Udonis Haslem July 20, 2017 [4]

AdditionsEdit

Player Signed Contract Former Team Ref.
Kelly Olynyk July 7, 2017 Boston Celtics [5]
Derrick Walton July 24, 2017 Two-way contract Michigan Wolverines [6]
Matt Williams July 24, 2017 Two-way contract Central Florida Knights [7]
Jordan Mickey August 20, 2017 Boston Celtics [8]
Larry Drew II September 5, 2017 Two-way contract Philadelphia 76ers [9]

SubtractionsEdit

Player Reason Left New Team Ref.
Chris Bosh Life-threatening illness / Waived N/A (Retired) [10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "HEAT Trade Josh McRoberts". NBA.com. July 7, 2017. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
  2. ^ "HEAT Re-Signs Dion Waiters". NBA.com. July 7, 2017. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
  3. ^ "HEAT Re-Signs James Johnson". NBA.com. July 7, 2017. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
  4. ^ "HEAT Re-Signs Udonis Haslem". NBA.com. July 20, 2017. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  5. ^ "HEAT Signs Kelly Olynyk". NBA.com. July 7, 2017. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
  6. ^ "HEAT Signs Derrick Walton Jr". NBA.com. July 24, 2017. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
  7. ^ "HEAT Signs Matt Williams". NBA.com. July 24, 2017. Retrieved July 24, 2017.
  8. ^ "HEAT Signs Jordan Mickey". NBA.com. August 20, 2017. Retrieved August 20, 2017.
  9. ^ "HEAT Signs Larry Drew II". NBA.com. September 5, 2017. Retrieved September 6, 2017.
  10. ^ "HEAT Waive Chris Bosh". NBA.com. July 4, 2017. Retrieved July 4, 2017.