I'm a huge fan of Zach Lowe.
I respect his work, his analysis and opinion on all things NBA. So it's no surprise that I was all ears listening to his recent podcast (The Lowe Post) with ESPN's and True Hoop TV's own Amin El-Hassan.
When the topic was broached on which teams are the most fascinating entering the 2015-16 season, Lowe expressed his opinion:
To me the Miami Heat are the most interesting team in the NBA.
We haven't seen that lineup play together. We barely saw (Chris) Bosh and (Hassan) Whiteside. We didn't see Bosh and (Goran) Dragic at all.
They've invested a lot of their future in being good right now. If it turns out that this team isn't seriously good enough to compete for the championship, to compete to win the East, they've paid a very high price to get this team together and possibly at too high a price.
But I can't wait to see how it works. I can't wait to see how the bench guys contribute. Can't wait to see how Spo (Erik Spoelstra) juggles the minutes.
Even El-Hassan expressed who he's most excited and intrigued by entering next season.
In the East I'm going to go with the Miami Heat, if they're healthy obviously.
I'm really intrigued to see what that lineup looks like when they're all together with Bosh and Dragic playing together, which they never got to do.
Can Whiteside replicate what he did over the second half of the season last year? Can he come back and show this is who he is, or was that just a flash in the pan, and the addition of guys like Gerald Green, Amare Stoudemire and Justise Winslow to some extent as well.
Can that give not only Miami a bench but give (Dwyane) Wade a breather. The burden on Wade greatly decreases if all those elements are contributing when healthy
It's no secret that the Heat had one of the more active offseasons of any team this summer. Coming off an injury-riddled and disastrous 37-45 campaign in 2014-15, Miami entered this offseason with many questions and for the most part addressed those concerns.
Now on paper many believe they can compete at the top of the Eastern Conference with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.
So yes, I do share Lowe's feelings on the Heat next season but as we know, games aren't won on a sheet of paper.
It will be an interesting season, to say the least.