The Miami Heat currently have zero draft picks in the 2021 NBA Draft. Though this may seem unfortunate, that hasn’t stopped Pat Riley in the past.
This upcoming class of rookies is supposed to be one of the best in recent years. In addition, it also looks to be one of the deepest.
With only 60 draft spots available, players are ultimately going to end the night without a team. This is where the Heat can capitalize.
Signing and getting the best out of undrafted players is one of Riley’s specialties. Just in the past few years, he has put that skill on full display.
Kendrick Nunn and Duncan Robinson went undrafted. Fast forward to last season and both were playing around 30 minutes a night for Miami.
Even dating back to the early 2000s the Heat found success with this method. Miami legend Udonis Haslem went undrafted before Pat Riley brought him back home.
So in what is projected to be one of the deepest draft classes in league history, finding the diamonds in the rough will be all the more necessary.
With so many players impressing at the combine, it’s likely that tons of super talented players go undrafted this year. It’s just a matter of picking the ones that would fit in well with the Heat.
The Miami Heat will have the summer league and preseason to iron out these decisions, but why not take a look at some potential targets now?
It will be interesting to circle back after the draft to see if these players got snatched up, but Heat fans will just have to wait and see.