With March Madness getting underway, the Miami Heat likely have a few guys in the front office paying very close attention to a handful of names.
In a season that will end in a strong playoff push with title aspirations, the Heat will continue to do with they do best by drafting well and winning basketball games.
But to take a small glimpse into the near future, the 2022 NBA Draft class isn’t considered to be one of the stronger classes and the Heat have a number of areas of need.
For example, the backup Center spot is a question mark as we don’t have a clue if Dewayne Dedmon will be brought back or not. PJ Tucker has been tremendous this season and while he’s likely to return next year, he is turning 37-years-old and he may start to break down a bit, especially considering his aggressive style of play.
While Victor Oladipo has been a sight for sore eyes recently, we just don’t know how healthy he’ll be moving forward and it’ll be hard to bank on him for the foreseeable future. I’d like to see ‘Spo’ work him back into the rotation over the next 3 weeks or so in an attempt to get him as close to 100% by the time the playoffs start.
Markieff Morris and Caleb Martin have played great basketball for the Heat (when available) this season, but both are on expiring deals and could very well walk for more money elsewhere.
So while this season couldn’t have gone better up until now, there are a few question marks heading into the summer.
For example, say the Heat fall short yet again, do they make a move this summer in an attempt to bring in a disgruntled star like Donovan Mitchell? Or do they stay the course and continue to develop Tyler Herro and Bam Adebayo into the Superstars we know they will be one day?
As of today, the Heat would have the 27th pick in this year’s draft and while that’s subject to change, it’ll be the starting point for the caliber of prospects that the Heat could be considering in June.
Here are 3 prospects for Miami Heat fans to keep an eye on during March Madness.