Miami Heat: NBA Bubble is an opposing GM’s worst nightmare

The Miami Heat head player personnel decision-maker is a talent acquisition wizard. Putting his guys with potential recruits could come back to bite you.

The Miami Heat are getting set to embark on a trip that is only but a slight distance from home as they look to travel to Orlando to compete in the NBA’s restart. With things starting to come out every day about the bubble city and restart scenario, we have learned more and more about the setup.

While there are many things that can be said about how things might look on the court, there are some interesting details about the whole thing that could have a major impact on some of the business off of the court.

Among the details that have emerged about the NBA restart, the lodging assignments for each team has been revealed. Listed by the hotel in three separate hotels, Shams Charania of The Athletic revealed the housing situation for each team on his twitter.

While there are a ton of intermingling scenarios that could be discussed amongst a myriad of teams here, the team we are most focused on is the Miami Heat. When looking at who they will be living in very close confines with, a few teams jump off the tweet at me.

The Miami Heat will be lodging with some interesting teams in the NBA restart. Could that be the start of relationships that turn into Heat transactions?

Everyone will immediately point the Bucks, where the numerous Giannis Antetokounmpo rumors come into play. You also have the Raptors and the Celtics, where the Miami Heat have been linked to both Kyle Lowry and Gordon Hayward.

With Montrezl Harrell looking for a payday this summer, you have to mention the Clippers as well. Lastly, with everything that has occurred with Donovan Mitchell recently, from the rumored unhappiness with teammate Rudy Gobert to the seeming displeasure with Utah fans over their reaction to his reaction to recent social injustices in America, he might even be on the move.

Who knows?

Nothing is for certain and maybe it’s all just too good to be true. It is the close-knit bonding type atmosphere and potential relationship starting situation like that of the Olympics. Think about the 2008 version where it is said to have been a big part of what led to the Big 3, bringing Chris Bosh, LeBron James, and Dwyane Wade together to concoct the idea.

Perhaps the Olympic Village style of living with other players fosters those same types of relationships, plans, and scenarios. We can only hope, right? Either way and if they know like we know, the other teams would be wise to keep an eye on their prized free agents to be.