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Heat President Pat Riley expresses hope for team's future

MIAMI (AP) Pat Riley has plenty of thoughts.

Resting players is a travesty that the NBA needs to address. Having a head-to-head tiebreaker with Chicago for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, despite his Miami Heat playing the Bulls only three times instead of the customary four, was ridiculous. Boilermakers should only be made when shots of high-end tequila are dropped into beers.

All that and more was revealed Wednesday in Riley's annual end-of-season address, a rambling smorgasbord of comments from the Basketball Hall of Famer and Heat president who just finished his 22nd season with the franchise. And, as per usual, there was a clear sense of optimism for what's next with the Heat.

Points: Goran Dragic20.3
Rebounds: Hassan Whiteside14.1
Assists: Goran Dragic5.8
FG%: Hassan Whiteside55.7%
Steals: Justise Winslow1.44
Blocks: Hassan Whiteside2.10
Defense (Rank)
Points: 102.1 (5)
Rebounds: 43.6 (15)
Assists: 19.6 (2)
FG%: 45.0% (8)
FT%: 78.2% (27)
3P%: 34.3% (4)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 103.2 (22)
Rebounds: 43.6 (15)
Assists: 21.2 (22)
FG%: 45.5% (15)
FT%: 70.6% (30)
3P%: 36.5% (12)
Southeast Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Washington 49 33 .598 --
x-Atlanta 43 39 .524 6.0
Miami 41 41 .500 8.0
Charlotte 36 46 .439 13.0
Orlando 29 53 .354 20.0
Full Standings
Date Player Transactions
2/24/2017 Marcus Georges-Hunt 10-Day Contract Expired; Player Not Re-Signed
2/8/2017 Marcus Georges-Hunt Signed to 10-Day Contract
2/6/2017 Okaro White Signed as Free Agent
2/6/2017 Derrick Williams Waived
1/27/2017 Okaro White Signed to Second 10-Day Contract
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Date Player Status
4/5/2017 Luke Babbitt Strained right hip flexor
3/18/2017 Dion Waiters Left ankle sprain
1/1/2017 Justise Winslow Sore shoulder
12/27/2016 Josh McRoberts Foot stress reaction
10/24/2016 Chris Bosh Blood clots
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