Analysis: Though his peak years came with the Suns, Stoudemire opted to sign a one-day contract to retire with the Knicks, with whom he played from 2010 through 2015 after signing a five-year, $99.7 million contract. Stoudemire, 33, was an All-Star in six of his 14 NBA seasons, earning All-NBA First- or Second-Team honors on five occasions. Despite being slowed by knee issues for much of the final third of his career, Stoudemire finished with averages of 18.9 points and 7.8 rebounds per game over 846 appearances with the Suns, Knicks, Mavericks and Heat.
Analysis: Green has been a journeyman throughout his NBA career, bouncing around between eight teams in nine seasons to go along with stops in the D-League, Russia and China. It will now all come full circle for the veteran swingman, who rejoins the team that drafted him in the first round out of high school in 2005. The Celtics already have a trio of established guards on their roster in Isaiah Thomas, Marcus Smart, and Avery Bradley, but there should be some spare backcourt minutes left over for Green, who occasionally carried the Heat offense for extended stretches while coming off the bench last season. While he figures to open the season as a rotation player, Green will have to fend of youngsters R.J. Hunter and Jaylen Brown for minutes as the campaign progresses.
Analysis: Johnson played in 36 games last season for the Heat, averaging 8.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. The undrafted guard should see an expanded role next season after the departure of Dwyane Wade and is likely to be the main backup at shooting guard behind Josh Richardson.
Analysis: Haslem now holds the longest current stint with the Heat, given Dwyane Wade's departure to the Bulls last week. The 36-year-old, who has spent all 13 years in the league in Miami, has seen a rapid decline in numbers over the past few years, averaging just 1.6 points and 1.8 rebounds in 37 games last season. Haslem makes more of an impact as a veteran presence in the locker room than on the court these days, making him a less-than-desirable fantasy option in 2016.
Analysis: The Lakers had become something of a running joke through the first couple days of free agency, as few players seemed interested in taking their money. Deng, however, was willing to take the best offer on the table, joining a very young core of players. He averaged 12.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.4 blocks, 1.0 steals and 1.2 three-pointers in 32.4 minutes per game last year with the Heat, and it would not be surprising if he approached those numbers in his first year with the Lakers. Luke Walton's offense will undoubtedly be faster paced than what the Heat ran last year, so perhaps Deng's performance could even tick up. He will be worked in along with Brandon Ingram and Julius Randle in the two forward spots, and could start over one of the youngsters, at least initially.
Analysis: Johnson saw action in just 36 games this past season, as he dealt with a slew of injuries that were headlined most notably by a shoulder issue that forced him to undergo surgery in early February. While the constant injuries remain a concern, Johnson is just 24 years old and has plenty of time to develop into a more consistent rotational piece. A team looking for a young shooter will likely be inclined to give him a look, however, the Heat have the opportunity to match any offer he sees on the open market.
Analysis: The injury limited the lightly-used Haslem during the Heat's playoff run, but with a full offseason to heal up, he'll be back to full strength by training camp. Haslem is set to become a free agent this summer, but the Heat lifer is unlikely to land elsewhere.
Analysis: Whiteside sustained the injury midway through the Heat's second-round series against the Raptors and missed the final four games. He still remains without a firm timetable, but with the season now over, Whiteside won't face any pressure to return before a given date. Avoiding surgery is certainly a benefit, though, as Whiteside, an unrestricted free agent, enters the offseason seeking his first major NBA payday.
Analysis: Bosh has been sidelined since the All-Star break after he was diagnosed with blood clotting in his left calf, marking the second consecutive time that his season has come to a premature end due to clots. The power forward still wants to keep his career going, but because of the long-term risks his condition prevents, it's uncertain if team doctors will ever clear him to play. Expect Bosh, who is still on blood thinners, to undergo extensive consultations throughout the offseason. Bosh is under contract for three more seasons for a total of $75 million.
Analysis: After coach Erik Spoelstra was reluctant to use Johnson much early in the postseason following his return from shoulder surgery, the backup point guard suited up for each of the final four games of the series. He didn't provide the Heat with much of a boost off the bench in those contests, however, averaging just 4.0 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists across 13.5 minutes.