Miami Heat: Analyzing the rumors and how they fill a need

Indiana Pacers' Victor Oladipo (4) drives up the court against Miami Heat's Andre Iguodala (28)(Ashley Landis/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports)
Indiana Pacers' Victor Oladipo (4) drives up the court against Miami Heat's Andre Iguodala (28)(Ashley Landis/Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports) /
4 of 4
Miami Heat
Los Angeles Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell (5) moves the ball against Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo (13)( Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Miami Heat value effort, heart, tenacity, and hard work. This guy is all of that packaged into one nasty, tenacious, and strong-willed dude.

Montrezl Harrell

Montrezl Harrell would be a perfect fit in Miami. From a Culture standpoint, he is a tough guy and a hard worker.

He has been overlooked his whole career. Harrell, who was a second-round, still has that chip on his shoulder and you know that Miami loves that in their players, all those qualities I mentioned.

I only have three questions when it comes to Harrell playing for Miami though. First, what will his contract look like?

If Miami can get him for “cheap”, then I think the juice is worth the squeeze. Harrell had a hard time in the bubble due to off the court things and his play on the court wasn’t great either but maybe he takes a one-year deal with Miami to build his value back up?

My other question is this. How does he fit with Bam Adebayo?

The fit could work if Adebayo’s jumper is improved and when I say ” improved”, I mean volume-wise. I want Adebayo to shoot more because he has the ability to, while it would open another version of Miami’s offense, which I’ve talked about before.

The point is to ask if Harrell and Adebayo could work offensively and the answer is that I honestly don’t know. I would like to see it though.

Lastly, could it work defensively as Harrell struggled on that side of the court against the Denver Nuggets? Adebayo would help Harrell defensively by guarding the better big and you have to think Miami would help Harrell become a better defender.

Again though, it’s something Miami should keep an eye on. They should do it though at the right price.

This offseason is a weird offseason for Miami because everyone has their eyes on next year’s free agency class. That doesn’t mean Miami shouldn’t look for ways to improve the team this offseason though and especially with the salary cap situation.

Next. Jimmy Butler does have a little Michael Jordan in him. dark

Some guys might take less and re-up for next year. Everything is on the table. All I have to say though is this… in Pat Riley we trust.