Miami Heat: Three Draft Prospects the Heat should stay away from

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The NBA Draft is about a week and a half away and teams are starting to narrow down their lists. Here are three players that shouldn’t be on the Miami Heat’s.

The NBA Draft is closer than a lot of people realize. That is alright though, the NBA Finals are a good reason to forget about it. However, if you are not a Toronto or Golden State fan, this is the next opportunity you have to possibly secure a win and the Miami Heat are surely in this category.

While there are many talented players in this draft, there are certain prospects that fit some teams better than others. While they all may be talented, all of them won’t have the other necessary traits to stick in the league, while only a few of them will become true superstars. As you would never want your team to be one that drafts someone who will eventually be called a bust, here are three players the Miami Heat should stay far away from.

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 P.J. Washington

Forward, Kentucky

While P.J. Washington may end up becoming a star player for some team, the team to give him that opportunity should not be the Miami Heat. The most apparent reason is that they already have a ton of players that play the same position. While he isn’t big enough to slot in as the center in the NBA, you also have Kelly Olynyk, James Johnson, Bam Adebayo, and Derrick Jones Jr. currently on the roster that are capable of being that stretch type 4-man.

Other than already having a ton of guys who play the same position, P.J. Washington just wouldn’t be a good fit. Although he did average 15.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 1.8 assists on last season for the Kentucky Wildcats while shooting 42.3 percent on 2.2 three-pointers attempted, he isn’t an offensive machine.

It comes down to a few things for the Miami Heat. They need scoring in the worst way, and while there are certainly other players at other positions of need more capable of that than him, he may not even be the best scorer in this draft at his own position. Did I mention he was a bit undersized?