The HEAT are going to be good, how good is up for discussion, but they aren’t going to fall apart like the Cavs did when LeBron left them. They have Bosh, Wade (what version of Wade is yet to be determined) and some solid vets.
On the high side they could get up to the #3 seed in the East and on the low side I can’t see them being any worse than #6, so basically a middle of the road team in the weaker conference.
With that being said, I don’t think anyone is going to be intentionally trying to avoid the HEAT in the playoffs, but Magic was in one of his moods to say something with zero follow up explanation.
No team in the East will want to play the Miami Heat in the playoffs!
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) August 19, 2014
I think what he is trying to say is the HEAT will be better than people think and will be a dangerous team come playoff time, but he never articulates his thoughts beyond the simplest form on Twitter.