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Next for the Miami Heat: Decisions on Bam Adebayo, Goran Dragic and how to get another star

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Adebayo says 2 fingers went numb after key block on Tatum (2:11)

Bam Adebayo speaks with Rachel Nichols about his crucial overtime block on Jayson Tatum and the praise he got from Magic Johnson. (2:11)

We underestimated Pat Riley. This season first looked like a bridge year while the Miami Heat got their finances in order.

Instead, Riley and his front office orchestrated a complicated sign-and-trade deal to acquire Jimmy Butler, drafted Tyler Herro, expanded the role of Bam Adebayo as he blossomed into an All-Star and eventually landed veterans Andre Iguodala and Jae Crowder at the trade deadline.

Those moves turned a Heat team many considered "vanilla" into the Eastern Conference champs.

The offseason presents another challenge for the Heat: preserving cap flexibility for the summer of 2021 while trying to keep two starters in Goran Dragic and Crowder. Miami also has to weigh a potential extension for Adebayo.