The Miami Heat didn't reach the playoffs last season, which Dwyane Wade doesn't see as being much different than going out in the first or second round.
“If you’re not going to win a championship, that whole run through June sucks anyway,” Wade said earlier this season. “We weren’t going to win a championship last year, so it wouldn’t matter if we went out in the first round or April 17, when our last game was. That’s kind of what I think at this point in my career. I don’t play to get into the first round of the playoffs. We’re still a young team, together trying to grow. We have a lot of potential and we see that.”
The Heat have reloaded with the trade for Goran Dragic and the draft selection of Justise Winslow.
Bosh wants the Heat to return to the top of the NBA landscape.
“[LeBron] is there and he's going to be trying to get to the mountaintop every year. Why not us?” Bosh said. “We might as well challenge him and see what we can dig out of ourselves before our careers are over.”