Draft History
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
43. Marcus Thornton * 2. Michael Beasley 20. Jason Smith No picks 29. Wayne Simien
60. Robert Dozier 52. Darnell Jackson 39. Stanko Barac
* Traded draft rights

96.5, 25th

94.2 2nd

Returning players:
F Michael Beasley
G Daequan Cook
F James Jones
G Mario Chalmers.

Free agents:
Dwyane Wade (unrestricted)
Jermaine O'Neal (unrestricted)
Udonis Haslem (unrestricted)
Dorell Wright (unrestricted)
Carlos Arroyo (unrestricted)
Jamaal Magloire (unrestricted)

Areas of strength:
Without a set roster for 2010-11, it's impossible to know where Miami is working from an area of strength. Even the status of Dwyane Wade, a free agent this summer, is up in the air. Should Wade re-sign, then Miami, you figure, will be OK at 2-guard. Michael Beasley gives Miami some insurance on the front line.

Needs work:
The production Miami received from the point guard position was among the lowest of any team this season. Not since Tim Hardaway have the Heat felt comfortable at the spot. Mario Chalmers couldn't keep his starting job last season.

Two stats that matter:
3 -- Number of top-10 picks the Heat have had since 2002, and they were Caron Butler, Wade and Beasley.

1 -- How many of those players are still under contract with Miami.

The way to go:
It sounds like a cliché, but Miami must take the best available player, since the roster is under construction at the moment. It doesn't hurt if a big man is on the board, namely Cole Aldrich of Kansas.