Mar 22, 2014; Orlando, FL, USA; Florida Gators forward Casey Prather (24) defends in the second half of a men

NBA Draft Rumors: Miami Heat looking at in-state prospects

Heat Vice President of Personnel Chet Kammerer said Tuesday that the Miami Heat are doing there homework on in-state prospects for the upcoming NBA Draft.

 “We’ve looked at the Florida players obviously,” Kammerer said, via the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. “We’ve looked at Central Florida. We even had a player from Miami. Florida had a great team and we’ve looked at the Florida players.”

The Heat have the 26th  pick in Thursday’s draft, but will also be picking at No. 55 in the second round. If they were to select a player from Florida, it would likely be later in the night.

The Heat have already met with Florida swingman Casey Prather. If they are looking at players from UCF (Go Knights!) then it stands to reason it would be guard-forward Isaiah Sykes. Miami guard Rion Brown recently worked out for other NBA teams as well.

Even if the Heat don’t draft a player from the great Sunshine State, they could still sign them to participate on the summer league roster.

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  • ehsank24

    Prather would be an interesting fit on the Heat. Slashing shooting guard could provide some continuity for the Heat and LeBron when Wade is out. Don’t know if he gets drafted though.

  • Wes Goldberg

    This mostly seems like summer-league scouting to me

  • Blaine Hunkins

    Isaiah Sykes is a guy to watch for. Super athletic and a slasher much like Wade. Could be a key undrafted free agent.