Miami Heat NBA Draft: 3 very interesting Point Guard prospects and comps

The first round draft board is seen during the 2019 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
The first round draft board is seen during the 2019 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /
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Devonte Bandoo #2 of the Baylor Bears passes the ball through Michael Jacobson #12, Tyrese Haliburton #22, and George Conditt IV #4 of the Iowa State Cyclones (Photo by David Purdy/Getty Images) /

Tyrese Haliburton- 6’5, 185lbs- Iowa St. (Best blend of early and late Ron Harper)

Tyrese Haliburton is a lottery pick and a top 10 pick, depending on who you ask. The chances are almost certain that he won’t be there when the Miami Heat’s projected mid 20th something pick comes up.

In our defense though, we’ve been fawning over the point guard prospect since before everybody had him that high on their draft boards. Haliburton is also an ideal Miami Heat player, a seeming leadership, team success, and defensive first kind of guy, but again, he probably won’t be around when their chance to select comes around.

You can’t teach his size, his defensive instincts, his playmaking instincts, nor his motor to continuously bang up against the proverbial wall on both sides of the ball. At his size, 6’5 and although he’ll need to add weight to his slim 185-pound frame, he is the ideal lead guard in today’s shoot it from three steps behind the three-point line league.

Haliburton is the best blend of early and late Ron Harper. People forget how good Harper was, nearly a 20 point per game scorer for nearly every year of his career for the first 10 years before arriving in Chicago.

He was also a defensive madman when he wanted to be, with his great 6’6 size and quick hands, averaging 1.7 steals per game across his 15 year NBA career, averaging over two steals per contest for almost half those years, with his highest average of 2.5 pilfers per contest in his rookie season.

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The Miami Heat would be lucky to land either of the three mentioned above, as they all should go on to have splendid NBA careers. Although they would be getting a different player from all three, all three of them fit what the Miami Heat have going on down there right now. Perhaps they go a different direction altogether, but if they do go point guard, it should likely be one of these three.