Miami Heat: The ideal starting lineup for the 2018-19 season
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By Jack Leniart

The average NBA fan would probably be confused looking at the current Miami Heat roster. And with the team in the midst of trade talks, things could look very different by the end of the season.

The Miami Heat are at an interesting point in their franchise’s history.

They have a solid young core of promising players, some role players with All-Star potential, a few veterans on unfavorable contracts, and a pair of “Heat Lifers” who are embarking on a farewell tour.

Miami is comfortably in the playoff picture in the Eastern Conference.

Because of that, president Pat Riley and the rest of the Heat front office have actively explored the trade market this offseason, looking for pieces that could help them contend for another championship.

Their main target? Minnesota’s Jimmy Butler.

Whether or not Miami is able to reach an agreement with the Timberwolves that nets them Butler, they still have a stable of other players on their roster that will be vying for playing time.

Head coach Erik Spoelstra has a difficult task ahead, as he tries to figure out his rotations and how to divide up minutes...

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