It was just released that the NBA Preseason will begin on December 11th, which is exactly two weeks from today.
NBA Preseason begins on Dec. 11, running through Dec. 19:
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 27, 2020
The Miami Heat won’t kick off their season until December 14th, which will be against the New Orleans Pelicans.
The Miami Heat’s preseason schedule includes:
Miami vs New Orleans 12/14
Miami vs Toronto 12/18
— Brady Hawk (@BradyHawk305) November 27, 2020
After Miami plays New Orleans at home, they will take a four hour bus ride up to Tampa, to face off against the Toronto Raptors.
They are trying to bundle up games to make it as safe as possible, and the preseason games clearly worked out well for Miami.
Obviously there’s not much to dive into with exact match-ups yet, but there are some things that will be interesting for Miami.
For one, these two games will be great for Precious Achiuwa to get some run, since he doesn’t have the luxury of getting acquainted in the NBA Summer League.
Jimmy Butler and crew will need to get some run at the start as well, since working their way back in slowly will be important after such a quick off-season turnaround.
We may see these first two preseason games as a showcase for Miami, since there are a bunch of guys who are unsure of their exact role.
We will see how it all plays out, but at least basketball officially returns in two weeks. And that might be a long two weeks for many people.