The Miami Heat were without a true point last season and it worked. They don’t need one desperately but they should grab this efficient, yet, pro-ready guy.
The Miami Heat didn’t have a true point guard or main ball-handler on the roster this past season. They did it by committee, and it worked.
Everyone took turns initiating the offense, while it mostly ran through Bam Adebayo, Jimmy Butler, and Goran Dragic when he was on the floor. Here’s the thing though, they still don’t need one but if they think they’d like to have one on the roster, here’s a thought.
Cassius Winston of Michigan State is already pro-ready, as far as his understanding of the game, mentality, and understanding of his limitations. While he may have some work to do on his body and to pull every strand of athleticism out of his body that he can, he is already pro-like in some of the more important aspects.
The Miami Heat don’t need a point guard, but they may want to get one in their system. This is the juncture where they inquire about Michigan State’s Cassius Winston.
Here’s another kicker. He’s expected to go in the second round of the NBA Draft.
According to popular Mock NBA Draft site, NBADraft.net, Winston is expected to not hear his name called until late in the second round at pick number 60, going to the Atlanta Hawks as of now.
While getting back into the second round in itself is not a hard task, if he is expected to be around that long, getting back to 60 should be a breeze for the man we call the Godfather. You would have to get back into the second, as the Miami Heat don’t own a second-round selection in this coming draft.
Their second-round selection for this draft was sent to Boston back in 2015 as apart of the deal that netted Goran’s little brother, Zoran. Either way it goes though, it should only take some cash and not a ton of it, to move back into the second round and especially at 60.
The Miami Heat should be more than willing to do that for a guy who could turn out to be a key piece for them. With his current game, understanding of said game, the Miami Heat’s developmental, and world-class conditioning program, he could turn out to be one of the steals of this year’s not so talented draft.