There were rumblings that they could trade up but ended up doing nothing. While some may believe this was the best path forward, there were some seriously talented prospects they could have gotten in the draft.
A ton of trades ended up happening on draft night, but Pat Riley did not make any of them. That being said, some of the players that fell could have certainly helped the Miami Heat.
Based on which prospects were taken where, who are some names they should have traded up for? Who are three prospects the Miami Heat should have drafted?
Prospects the Miami Heat should have drafted: Quentin Grimes
Quentin Grimes is an electric scorer who can get a bucket at any time. He played one year at Kansas and two years at Houston.
The 6-5 guard was drafted 25th overall by the Clippers, but his draft rights belong to the Knicks due to a trade. Based on that information, it’s likely that the Heat could have traded up to get him.
Both New York and Los Angeles were making tons of moves on draft night. If the Heat offered a future first or a couple of future seconds, they could have snagged Grimes.
Grimes’ scoring ability would help the Miami Heat out a ton on the offensive end. He showed it off in the combine and is primed to be a very solid scorer at the NBA level.