Miami Heat: What kind of player should they target in the draft?

Head coach Erik Spoelstra (L) and President Pat Riley (R) of the Miami Heat talk (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
Head coach Erik Spoelstra (L) and President Pat Riley (R) of the Miami Heat talk (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images) /

The Miami Heat are a team that is known for being able to develop talent of many sorts. What attributes should they target for their next piece of clay?

The Miami Heat are a resourceful bunch. Not only are they the absolute best when it comes to how resourceful they are with their players, but it shows up in every facet of their organization.

When looking at the level of resourcefulness as far as their players go, they will always get the maximum output out of them. The Miami Heat are world renown, especially around the NBA, for being able to help a player get into the best shape of their lives.

When you are maxing out the ability of your tool as an athlete, your body, that is the essence of being resourceful. They use all their resources to maximize the output of their most valuable resources. That isn’t the only way though.

The Miami Heat have also been known to be overachievers on a regular basis. They are able to take a conglomerate of talent and mold it into not only a product worthy of taking the court but one that could win.

This is what has led us here. When thinking about all they are capable of as far as from a team-building, player building, and overachieving perspective, what attributes should they target in this year’s NBA Draft?

The easiest way to initially address it would be to break it down by position. The Miami Heat’s first look should be given to a ball handler. You could say “point guard” here, but if Ben Simmons, LeBron James, and James Harden have proved anything, it’s that your main ball handler does not have to be the guy that guards the opposing lead guard.

In an example and although he is a traditional point guard, we recommended Tyrese Haliburton of Iowa State. He has the size, the ball skills, the mentality, and that willingness to work that would not only help the Miami Heat in areas where they need help but would also give them yet another rookie capable of coming in and making a huge impact right away.

They wouldn’t be bad if they went out and grabbed a rebounding big man either. Meyers Leonard, Chris Silva, and Bam Adebayo have been marvelous this season, so this isn’t to impinge on their minutes, as much as it is to fortify the team by adding depth.

When thinking about specific aspects of the game as far as the attributes they should be looking to draft, they should definitely be looking at rebounders, as mentioned above. Also as mentioned above, they should be looking for someone who can help take the pressure off of Jimmy Butler, Tyler Herro, Goran Dragic, and Bam Adebayo as a ball handler.

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It seems redundant because it is, but it manifests itself in multiple ways, which means that you have to say it all to be sure to account for all areas of need. Yes, they could take a certain guy who is supposed to have that skill set by nature of the position he plays, but then you could take a guy of another position that just has that skillset. That was the approach here, but these are the attributes or skills that the Miami Heat should focus on in this upcoming draft.