Last year, the Miami Heat shipped Kelly Olynyk to the Houston Rockets to land Victor Oladipo before the trade deadline. Although he was unable to play more than three games with the Heat, the trade made Oladipo buy into the possibility of proving his worth with the team this season, as he signed a minimum deal with Miami in the offseason.
So far, he has not played this season, but when he does, the value of last year’s trade will come to fruition. The NBA trade deadline for this NBA season is on Thursday, February 10.
As it stands right now, the Miami Heat have the best record in the East. Usually, the best teams in the NBA do not make any drastic trades at the trade deadline.
First off, because other teams are often afraid to make them stronger. Secondly, they want to keep up the rhythm and chemistry of their season.
In other words, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” The Miami Heat are in an interesting position where they could be serious contenders with the roster they have in place, but they also have so much room for improvement.
Should the Miami Heat consider making any trades before the deadline this season? Let’s take a look at some of their options.