The Miami Heat came awfully close to once again making the Finals last season.
But their dreams were dashed by the red-hot Boston Celtics and now they’re contemplating their future.
There has been talk of the Heat possibly adding Kevin Durant but no one knows how long that situation will take to clear up.
In the meantime, the team is making a few smaller moves to keep themselves competitive.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 6, 2022
Shams Charania is reporting that the team has agreed to a three-year, $20 million deal with restricted free agent Caleb Martin.
Martin may not be the biggest name on the team but he gives it a great assist.
He will be part of a grander team effort to return to the Finals when the new season begins.
Martin In Miami
Last season, Martin was averaging 9.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.1 assists.
That means that his first year in South Beach was easily one of the best of his career but he’s ready to do even more.
Martin started for just 12 games last season, meaning he’s a bench player who comes into rotation to help but not lead.
Meanwhile, the team still belongs to Jimmy Butler.
The Heat have been pretty quiet during free agency, with just a few re-signings and the loss of P.J. Tucker, who headed north to the Philadelphia 76ers.
It remains to be seen what they do before the new season starts.
Of course, if the Heat really are able to land Durant then the team’s approach will be well worth it.
But if they miss out on Durant, they’re still setting themselves up to do well with the same cast of characters they had last season, including Martin.NEXT: Victor Oladipo Had An Unfortunate Mark For The Heat In Game 4