The Heat’s summer league campaign came to an end a few weeks ago. Several players from that team stood out and could have an impact on the 2022-23 season of Miami Heat basketball. Let’s get into discussing these players and how they could feature for the Miami Heat next season.
Heat Summer League: Orlando Robinson
Orlando Robinson is one of the two undrafted players that the Heat signed this off-season. He played fairly well for the Heat in summer league. Orlando Robinson averaged 10 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 blocks per game during these games. Orlando Robinson does have Bam Adebayo, Dwayne Dedmon, and Omer Yurtseven ahead of him in the Heat’s center rotation.
However, it is possible that he could receive some minutes if one of the Heat’s other centers suffers an injury during next season. At this point, Orlando Robinson’s greatest strength seems to be his rebounding ability. It is always good to have the ability to bring someone with his rebounding ability off the bench.
Javonte Smart was another impressive player for the Heat this summer. He averaged 15 points, 2 assists, and one steal per game in those summer games in Sacramento and Vegas. Smart was actually the Heat’s leading scorer during those summer games.
His scoring ability could definitely be useful for the Heat next season. This is even more true since the Heat’s forward rotation is a little thin at the moment. Javonte Smart also showed some good signs on defense as well.
Heat Summer League: Haywood Highsmith
Haywood Highsmith is another player who played well for the Heat’s summer league team. His averages during those summer games were 14 points, 2 assists, and 2 steals. The Heat actually signed him last off-season because he impressed in summer league back then as well. Highsmith can score and brings some two-way impact, so he could see some minutes with the Heat next season.
The Heat Signed Some Good Players from Summer League
The Miami Heat have a good track record of success with undrafted players. Orlando Robinson and Javonte Smart are the two latest undrafted players that the Heat have signed. Hopefully, the two of them do well and help contribute to a great season of Miami Heat basketball. You can always bet on the Heat if you’re feeling optimistic about next season. Check back in next week for more Miami Heat content.