Miami Heat Rumors: Believe It Or Not, They’ll Still Be Fine

Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra calls out(Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports)
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Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) goes in for a shot in front of San Antonio Spurs center LaMarcus Aldridge (12)(Daniel Dunn-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Miami Heat lost out on Giannis, but that doesn’t mean he was the only big body in town.

LaMarcus Aldridge… anyone? Though quite the drop off from Antetokounmpo and Harden at this point, Aldridge fits Butler’s timeline and fills a need for Miami at the four position because Miami is going to have a problem on the glass this year.

Aldridge’s rebounding has always been up and down but he is a big body, has been working on his three-point shot, and has always been money from mid-range. He also helps on in the interior of the defense and as far as paint protection, which Miami surely needs.

While Meyers does specific things that are very useful to the team, such as his unique ability to pull the biggest man out of the paint with his shooting, but the Miami Heat need more there. LA could actually be the starter there if he were on this team, in example.

Missing out on Antetokounmpo definitely hurts but as we know in the NBA, another star will want out and will probably have Miami on his radar. Also and maybe I read the contract wrong, but a five-year deal isn’t a lifetime contract.

Who knows, maybe in two years Antetokounmpo will want out. Do really think Antetokounmpo will win in Milwaukee with a head coach who doesn’t make adjustments and with a roster that is just “okay”?

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I really like Jrue Holiday, who Milwaukee acquired this offseason but he will have to be a top 20 player for Milwaukee to make the next step this season. I trust Erik Spoelstra, Pat Riley, and the rest of the organization to figure it out.

Like most sensible Miami Heat fans have always said, “In Riley We Trust”. We can’t give up on that now.