Could Miami Heat have a few Pistons on their ‘Christmas List’?

Miami Heat guard Max Strus (31) attempts a three point shot against the Detroit Pistons(Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)
Miami Heat guard Max Strus (31) attempts a three point shot against the Detroit Pistons(Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Miami Heat sit a game below .500 as the Christmas Holiday comes. Off the back of their most recent defeat to the Indiana Pacers, courtesy of a late-game Tyrese Haliburton three-point bomb to seal it, the Miami Heat might be inclined to be buyers come the NBA Trade Deadline.

With that, there are a number of teams and players out there that should have their interest.

While many might point to one position specifically that the Miami Heat may target if they are to make a move, certainly the power forward position in the eyes of many, they could probably do themselves justice by adding the right piece, regardless of where that guy plays in the lineup.

And with that, you can turn your attention to Detroit if you are the Miami Heat’s front office. With a slew of potential guys on the block, they look to be able to potentially offer a varying range of talent.

At least, that’s what the latest reports indicate.

The Miami Heat have things to clean up in their own house, but if they chose to bring someone else in, there are options. And Detroit has several of them.

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Here is a piece of that reporting from Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report.

"Detroit acquired veteran shooter Bojan Bogdanović from the Utah Jazz over the summer for a relatively low price (Kelly Olynyk and Saben Lee). After giving him a franchise-friendly extension (two years, $39 million with $22 million guaranteed) and a successful showcase, the Pistons should be able to cash out on Bogdanović for a profit.While the team’s front office has been downplaying that it will move Bogdanović, well-placed sources say the Pistons will patiently wait for an offer with a suitable first-round pick.Teams believed to be interested include the Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix Suns and Los Angeles Lakers, among others.Detroit is willing to part with veterans like Alec Burks and Nerlens Noel. Per James Edwards III of The Athletic, Saddiq Bey may also be attainable."

And with that, many possibilities could see themselves arise. The Miami Heat aren’t that far from where they need to be, believe it or not and regardless of what the many critics might say.

Needing most of their work to occur internally, needing to figure out a way to consistently be their best selves, be complete, and all while fully maximizing all of their core pieces—bringing in external reinforcement at the right price can never hurt either.

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The Miami Heat have time but not a ton of it and with a team like Detroit and their potential Christmas list of available talent, that might be the place for them to start shopping.