With a new look to the roster and a new set of uniforms, the Miami Heat will enter training camp as a very different team.
With a new coaching staff, a new quarterback and a fresh new look, this year’s team will have a very special place in the hearts of the Miami fans.
But as much as we are excited for what this team brings, we are even more excited for the players who will be on the team.
Here is a look at some of the players that will be joining the Miami roster this season.
This will be the first year that the Miami Marlins will have three captains for the entire team.
The first captain is former All-Star pitcher Brad Ziegler, who will wear No. 20.
The other two captains are former teammate and future Hall of Famer Mike Greenberg and former NBA player and current Miami Heat legend LeBron James.
Greenberg will be joined on the Marlins’ roster by his brother, former Miami Heat guard Mark, who played for the franchise from 2000-2004.
The second captain is retired basketball player Reggie Miller, who was an All-NBA first team selection and a four-time NBA champion.
Miller will be flanked by former Miami Hurricanes forward David West and former Miami Dolphins guard Steve Johnson.
Former Miami Hurricanes center J.T. Jackson, who has been on the Miami Hurricanes’ roster since 2007, will also be on a new team.
He will be alongside veteran center Michael Bourn, who retired from the NBA in 2016.
The third captain is veteran guard Mike Miller, a four time All-Defensive First Team selection, who won two NBA championships and is a two time All Star.
He is joined by former Florida Gators forward and current Heat guard Dion Waiters.
Former Florida Gators guard Shaquille O’Neal will also join the Miami squad.
Miami’s roster features players from all over the country, from college basketball players to professional athletes.
There is no player on the Heat roster from a single state.
The Miami Dolphins will be led by former University of Florida defensive lineman Brandon Bostick, a two-time NFL All-Pro and five-time All-Decade selection.
He joins fellow defensive lineman Shaq Lawson, former Florida State guard Chris Jones and former Notre Dame guard Jelani Jenkins as the only players who played on two different teams.
The Miami Dolphins are coming off their second season as a franchise.
After a disappointing 2015-16 season, the team has improved to a 10-6 record and was ranked No. 1 in the National Football League by the league’s coaches in terms of average points per game.
However, the Dolphins were not as good as they were a year ago, finishing at No. 10 in the league and losing a game in the second round of the playoffs.
This is a season to start with a lot of new players.
The new Dolphins will enter the season with a number of players on the roster that were on previous teams.
Veteran center Brad Ziegel is the only one to be on multiple teams this season, with the former Miami Marlins guard J.R. Sweezy, former University and University of Virginia guard Justin Anderson, former Notre-Dame guard Reggie Miller and former Florida Gator and current New York Jets guard Kevin Kolb among others.
Ziegler will be a backup for Miami.
He played on the current Miami Dolphins’ roster from 2010-2014, winning three consecutive championships and a Super Bowl.
He was named to the NFL’s All-Rookie First Team in 2010 and 2011.
He averaged 6.9 points and 3.9 rebounds per game during those seasons.
He is joined on Miami’s roster by former New York Giants guard Evan Dietrich-Smith, who is currently playing in the NBA Development League.
He started 13 games for the New York Mets last season, helping them reach the World Series.
He was also the only player on New York’s roster to play on two teams: the 2013 Miami Dolphins (No. 2 overall pick) and the 2014 Miami Dolphins, who were the 2012 Eastern Conference Champions.
He made his NBA debut with the Miami Clippers in 2015.
He played college basketball at Arizona State from 2005-08.
He spent four seasons in the Pac-12 with the Denver Nuggets.
He went undrafted by the Denver Broncos and spent time with the Phoenix Suns.
He earned All-Pac-12 honors after averaging 13.5 points per contest for the Phoenix Broncos.
He also averaged 6 points and 6 rebounds per contest during that same stretch.
He had a breakout season for the Arizona State Sun Devils in 2017, averaging 19.5 and 6.7 points per games, respectively.
Dietrich- Smith will be paired with former University at Buffalo guard Evan Engram.
He has played on several teams over the last several years, including the Boston Celtics, Cleveland Cavaliers, Denver Nuggets and Orlando Magic.
Engram spent time on the Boston Bruins’ roster last season and was a key part of their championship