Miami Heat dealing with a battle between perception and reality

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Miami Heat: Landing A Star Moves The Needle, But Not Overpaying Works Too

The Miami Heat weren’t able to land either rumored major target this summer, but it’s not because they didn’t act. According to all reports, they were in on the big guys this summer.

Though the perception is that they didn’t do enough, that isn’t the reality.

The reality is that they weren’t going to overpay and in some instances, that is ok. Generally and as alluded to by Winderman, the package for Mitchell wasn’t worth it.

For Durant, trading for him would have been worth the overpay, had they not had to include Bam Adebayo. But most like to believe that they would have.

But again, what it really boils down to is perception. They didn’t do a deal, but they didn’t overpay to get a guy that might result in a situation that still isn’t good enough to win big.

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They have the pieces, the players, and the minds making the decisions to get it done in another way. And there just has to be a trust that Pat Riley and company will do just that.