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Erik Spoelstra content with Heat’s current roster

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With the Jimmy Butler news slowing down, Spoelstra seems unfazed and ready to go with the same guys as last season.

NBA: Playoffs-Philadelphia 76ers at Miami Heat Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Heat have been hard at work in training camp with the preseason just around the corner. With the Jimmy Butler situation still in flux, it looks like the Heat will start preseason with the same guys as last year...which isn’t such a bad thing.

As reported by Ira Winderman, when asked about the roster, Erik Spoelstra seemed excited as he talked about the advantages of bringing the same guys back.

“It’s nice to have that group where you can fast track,” he said. “It’s been highly competitive. Guys didn’t have their legs today. I expected that. We still got after it. It becomes an exercise in mental resiliency, which I think was very good for us.

“It’s not like we’re reinventing anything. We’re just trying to get to what our identity is, what our strengths are and get to those more often than we get to our weakness. It’s a simple concept, but it’s not easy.”

Miami’s built a strong core over the last two seasons, and their growth is noticeable. Things could change very quickly over the next 48 hours, but until then the Heat are pushing ahead with the same core.

They’ll play in the Red & White Scrimmage on Saturday and then Sunday against the San Antonio Spurs.