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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LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the San Antonio Spurs shoots the ball over Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

The Miami Heat struck out on LaMarcus Aldridge, but about the rest?

As reported by Brian Windhorst, Drummond was described as a possible option for the Heat, but amid spacing concerns and his inability to space the floor — those rumors seemed unrealistic. To no surprise, Drummond would eventually sign with the Los Angeles Lakers, a pairing with Anthony Davis that could nearly guarantee another NBA Finals appearance.

Dieng, who was waived by the Memphis Grizzlies on March 26th, signed with the San Antonio Spurs on Monday. Dieng wasn’t expected to sign with the Heat, but many suggested he would fill many of their needs in the front-court if he did.

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And lastly, Cousins, another buyout candidate who was heavily linked as a possible pickup for the Heat, chose to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers. Well, that’s unfortunate.

After seemingly striking out in the buyout market in search of a serviceable NBA center, the Heat are left exceedingly thin in their center rotation. After dealing Kelly Olynyk to the Houston Rockets and landing Nemanja Bjelica at the deadline for what seems like only his replacement, Miami still has a hole to fill with only him, All-Star Bam Adebayo and the still much developing, Precious Achiuwa.