Miami Heat: They Need Another Lead Guard… That Can Get His Own Shot

Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat directs the offense against the Indiana Pacers(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat directs the offense against the Indiana Pacers(Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

The Miami Heat closed the season searching for answers. All too often over the past couple of seasons and especially coming down the stretch of this season, the Miami Heat struggled to find offense.

While a lack of individual firepower from the Miami Heat’s stars is one reason for this inability to light up the scoreboard, others would point to the Heat’s lack of a true floor general. When you have a guy like that, such as Chris Paul, points just happen sometimes because everyone is where they are suppose to be, allowing said guy to be able to find you in scoring positions.

As the Miami Heat have operated with Jimmy Butler, Goran Dragic, Bam Adebayo, and Tyler Herro ,mainly, as the lead guards over the past season or so, only Jimmy could be counted on to consistently get the double-digit assists. While all of them were more than capable, none of them are true point guards and while that’s one thing, their talents could be better served else where alongside such a player as well.

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The Miami Heat lacked the discipline and order of a floor general this past season. One that can score it should be a priority this offseason.

While there will be a few of them available this offseason, there are a few that stick out above the rest. To stick to a similar example, Chris Paul has a player option for this coming offseason.

After a year like the one he’s had though and according to everything that’s being heard, he’ll opt-out of that year to pursue a longer term contract somewhere. He’ll get it too and likely in Phoenix if they know what’s good for them.

The Miami Heat have to be able to find their guy like that, though as stated, the Suns probably won’t let CP3 out of their sights. The Heat still have a shot at guys like Kyle Lowry, Mike Conley, Lonzo Ball, Derrick Rose, Spencer Dinwiddie, and Reggie Jackson.

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These are all guys who can not only put the ball in the cup for the Miami Heat, but lead them as a floor general, at times. That would surely help their stars be better versions of themselves.