A year ago, Heat president Pat Riley ended his postseason news conference with a reminder.
"We'll be back."
The statement came after the Heat were swept in the first round by the eventual champion Milwaukee Bucks, and indicated that roster changes were coming.
The additions helped the Heat win their most games since the 2013-14 season and earn the top seed in the Eastern Conference.
The successful regular season eventually came to a crashing halt with Miami losing in seven games to Boston in the conference finals.