The Miami Heat have been here before over the past few NBA Drafts. If we’ve learned anything, it’s to expect the opposite of everything they make you think.
The Miami Heat are on the clock!
Well, not officially, but with the NBA Draft less than a week away now, they can pretty much start to dwindle their board down to a few guys that really have a chance of being the newest members of the Miami Heat.
That’s just where our focus lies today though. Who will that guy be?
We don’t know, of course, but we do know who they have seemingly taken an interest in. Again though, that’s just it.
For starters, we have seen reports of interest, workouts, meetings, visits, or however you want to categorize the scenarios with quite a few. From Precious Achiuwa of Memphis to Duke’s Vernon Carey or from Lamar Stevens of Penn State to Jalen Smith of Maryland, the Miami Heat have had quite a cast of big men prospects roll through their doors.
The Miami Heat are locking in on prospects for the NBA Draft. Don’t get your mind or heart locked onto one guy though, cause he probably isn’t the guy they’ll take.
What does it all mean? Not a thing, from a literal perspective.
In fact, if history tells us anything and strictly figuratively thinking here, they are going to do the exact opposite of what they are projecting.
Who thought they would take Bam Adebayo at 14? Of course, all of you “knew” at this point, but really, who knew that night or before?
Who thought they would take Tyler Herro last season? None of us did.
We all were locked in on P.J. Washington, who although went a pick before Herro at 12, was never the guy for Miami. They eventually told us that Herro was their guy all along.
I have said all of this to say this.
With all of the big men or forwards walking through their doors over the past week or so, I fully expect them to take a guard… if they take anyone at all. Sounds wanky huh?
Well, it is because that’s how the Heat have drafted over the past few years. This is why I have the strangest feeling of NBA Draft flim-flam deja vu when it comes to the Miami Heat and their next potential draft pick.