NBA Rumors: 3 Miami Heat Players That Won't Be Back Next Season

The Miami Heat are still looking to power up into the upper echelon of the Eastern Conference, and they'll be facing a serious re-shuffling of the roster to do so this summer. A number of big moves are necessary to re-make the team, which is obviously not at the level of the top teams in the East in its current makeup.

Here we look at three Heat players that will likely not be back in South Beach next season:

Tyler Herro

Pat Riley & Co. are desperate to add another star to feature around Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo. The biggest piece they have to dangle in a trade of that magnitude would be Herro. Although missing half the season due to injury, he performed at much the same level he always does while on the floor, which is scoring 20+ points per game, with close to five rebounds and 4.5 assists, all while shooting 39% from three-point range. 

Caleb Martin

After earning himself the trust of head coach Erik Spoelstra over the past few years as a vital piece of the Heat rotation, he's now about to earn himself a big raise over the $7 million option that he has on his contract for next season. He'll undoubtedly be hitting free agency, and almost just as undoubtedly be offered a bigger contract elsewhere than Miami can provide given their tax threshold implications. 

Thomas Bryant

The 26-year-old has shown his mettle in the NBA as a viable big man in his time with the Washington Wizards and the Los Angeles Lakers. But the Heat didn't seem to value him the same way as he played just 11.6 minutes a night and only 38 games. He'll likely decline his $2.8 million player option and vie for a better situation for himself on the free-agent market. 

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