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Miami Heat 2015-16 roster

PG Goran Dragic

Age: 29.

Pro: Eighth season.

Height, weight: 6-3, 190 pounds.

Inside scoop: The Heat signed the Dragon to a five-year, $86 million deal this summer with the hopes he could return to his third-team All-NBA form in 2013-14 and push the pace (Miami ranked 29th in the NBA last season in possessions per 48 minutes).

Last season: 16.3 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 4.5 apg.

Career: 12.2 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 4.5 apg.

SG Dwyane Wade

Age: 33.

Pro: 13th season.

Height, weight: 6-4, 220 pounds.

Inside scoop: Wade, who signed a one-year, $20 million deal in the offseason, missed 20 games last season and hasn’t played in 70 since the Big 3’s first season together. The Heat needs him healthy.

Last season: 21.5 ppg, 4.8 apg, 3.5 rpg.

Career: 24.1 ppg, 5.9 apg, 4.9 rpg.

SF Luol Deng

Age: 30.

Pro: 12th season.

Height, weight: 6-9, 220 pounds.

Inside scoop: The one constant in the Heat’s starting lineup last season (72 starts), Deng could finally flourish at what he’s good at (defense, cutting to the rim) if the guys around him stay healthy.

Last season: 14.0 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.9 apg.

Career: 15.8 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 2.4 apg.

PF Chris Bosh

Age: 31.

Pro: 13th season.

Height, weight: 6-11, 235 pounds.

Inside scoop: Back from the blood clots in his lung that cost him the second half of last season, he has happily moved from center to the stretch four position, where he should score plenty.

Last season: 21.1 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 2.2 apg.

Career: 19.3 ppg, 8.6 rpg, 2.0 apg.

C Hassan Whiteside

Age: 26.

Pro: Second season.

Height, weight: 7-0, 265 pounds.

Inside scoop: A revelation last season, Whiteside could develop into one of the NBA’s best big men and earn himself a hefty payday next summer. For now, he’s aiming to be the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year.

Last season: 11.8 ppg, 10.0 rpg, 2.6 bpg.

Career: 8.9 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 2.1 bpg.

G Mario Chalmers

Age: 29

Pro: Eighth season.

Height, weight: 6-2, 190 pounds.

Inside scoop: Fourth all time in games played in Heat history, Chalmers is coming off arthroscopic knee sugery and is pacing himself. His $4.3 million contract and potential to hurt the Heat in the luxury tax could be what ends his tenure in Miami.

Last season: 10.2 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 3.8 apg.

Career: 8.9 ppg, 3.8 apg, 2.4 rpg.

G Gerald Green

Age: 29.

Pro: Ninth season.

Height, weight: 6-7, 205 pounds.

Inside scoop: The former Slam Dunk champion and teammate of Dragic in Phoenix has a knack for scoring in bunches and shooting too much. The Heat prefers the shooter who finished fourth in three-point field goals made in 2013-14.

Last season: 11.9 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1.2 apg.

Career: 10.2 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1.0 apg.

F Justise Winslow

Age: 19.

Pro: Rookie.

Height, weight: 6-7, 225 pounds.

Inside scoop: Many experts said the Heat won the lottery when he slipped to the 10th pick in the draft. His defensive skills will likely prove more valuable than what he does offensively early in his career.

Last season (at Duke): 12.6 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 2.1 apg.

F Josh McRoberts

Age: 28.

Pro: Ninth season.

Height, weight: 6-10, 240 pounds.

Inside scoop: Signed to a four-year, $22.6 million deal last summer, McRoberts played in only 17 games before a torn meniscus knocked him out for the season. Beloved for his passing ability and three-point shooting, McRoberts’ knee could still be an issue this season.

Last season: 4.2 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 1.9 apg.

Career: 5.7 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 2.1 apg.

C Amar’e Stoudemire

Age: 32.

Pro: 14th season.

Height, weight: 6-10, 245 pounds.

Inside scoop: Even with his aging knees, Stoudemire gives the Heat a much-needed scoring post presence off the bench.

Last season: 11.5 ppg, 5.6 ppg, 0.6 bpg.

Career: 19.8 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 1.3 bpg.

G Tyler Johnson

Age: 23.

Pro: Second season.

Height, weight: 6-4, 186 pounds.

Inside scoop: The combo guard out of Fresno State was a pleasant addition from the D-League last season and could see more playing time if Chalmers is traded.

Last season: 5.9 ppg, 1.3 apg, 2.5 rpg.

F Udonis Haslem

Age: 35.

Pro: 13th season.

Height, weight: 6-8, 235 pounds.

Inside scoop: Haslem averaged just 16 minutes a game last season but continues to be the kind of veteran presence in the locker room the Heat loves.

Last season: 4.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 0.2 bpg.

Career: 8.2 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 0.3 bpg.

C Chris Andersen

Age: 37.

Pro: 14th season.

Height, weight: 6-10, 245 pounds.

Inside scoop: Birdman’s ability to bring energy off the bench is what keeps him around. Still, he could end up a luxury tax casuality.

Last season: 5.3 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.0 bpg.

Career: 5.5 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.5 bpg.

G Josh Richardson

Age: 22.

Pro: Rookie.

Height, weight: 6-6, 200 pounds.

Inside scoop: The Heat had Richardson tabbed as a first-round pick and got him with the 40th overall selection. They love his two-way ability.

Last season (at Tennessee): 16.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg, 3.6 apg.

F James Ennis

Age: 25.

Pro: Second year.

Height, weight: 6-7, 210 pounds.

Inside scoop: His energy and hustle off the bench last season was liked. What he looked like in Summer League action was not.

Last season: 5.0 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 0.8 apg.

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