Miami Heat: Why there should be no concern after big-man strikeout

Miami Heat forward Precious Achiuwa (5) makes a dunk against the Charlotte Hornets(Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports)
Miami Heat forward Precious Achiuwa (5) makes a dunk against the Charlotte Hornets(Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports) /
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DeMarcus Cousins #0 of the Golden State Warriors looks to pass the ball over the top of Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) /

At last Wednesday’s NBA trade deadline, the Miami Heat were relentless in their efforts to cement their roster for possible title contention, acquiring the talents of Trevor Ariza, Nemanja Bjelica, and former All-Star guard, Victor Oladipo, all in the span of about one week.

The Heat have remained malcontent in their midseason approach, as they have seemingly braced and positioned themselves to be players on the buyout market. Their ultimate goal of solidifying a roster capable enough to compete for championship contention has a requirement of one more possible piece — an inside center.

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After multiple efforts, the Heat were rumored as a suitable option to sign at least one of four buyout candidates. Those affiliations were Lamarcus Aldridge, Andre Drummond, DeMarcus Cousins, and Gorgui Dieng.

After clearing waivers following his recent buyout with the San Antonio Spurs, there were several reports that Aldridge had the Heat among his top considerations, but would ultimately sign with an already ascending championship roster, the Brooklyn Nets.

That was one name of a guy that you could take out of that proverbial hat. The Miami Heat would have to move on.