Goran Dragic.

Miami Heat coach made a special trip to tell Goran Dragic about their new style of play

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The Miami Heat are going to be a different proposition next season due to a multitude of reasons.

One of them is because Dwyane Wade has departed after 13 glorious years on South Beach. Another hinges on the health of 11-time All-Star Chris Bosh.

However, another reason lies simply with their own outlook, and according to recent reports, coach Erik Spoelstra wants to play a new brand of basketball.

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The Heat were mightily impressive after the all-star break last term where they played a far quicker mode of offence with Luol Deng slotted in at the four spot in Bosh's absence.

The style brought out the best in point guard Goran Dragic and with young, athletic stars like Justise Winslow, Tyler Johnson and Hassan Whiteside coming into their own, the time for a new dawn is now.

Dang has since moved to the L.A. Lakers and Bosh's health remains up in the air. The ethos of the team shouldn't be in question, though. After their run at the back end of last season, it's common sense if anything.

Spoelstra travelled all the way to Slovenia to watch Dragic play in a EuroBasket qualifying tournament, and the coach has stressed playing at a more up-tempo pace that plays to his point guard's strengths.

Training camp is just over one month away, but Spoelstra is obviously taking the new-look style very seriously if he is making trips like this.

A Miami team without Bosh and Wade has seemed inconceivable for years now, but with Spoelstra's adapted ideals, it might not look so gloomy.

Miami Heat
Southeast Division
Eastern Conference
Dwyane Wade
Goran Dragic
Chris Bosh
Hassan Whiteside

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