Doug McDermott, San Antonio Spurs
Before their hot streak in the NBA Playoffs, the Miami Heat was one of the worst 3-point shooting teams in the league. In fact, they finished the regular season 27th in 3-point shooting percentage and 17th in 3-point makes. Without question, it had a huge impact on the team finishing 7th in the Eastern Conference standings.
Considering two of their better 3-point shooters (Max Strus and Gabe Vincent) are eligible to test free agency this summer, there’s a scenario in which the Heat will have to add a shooter during the offseason. And one trade target that could arise is Doug McDermott.
McDermott, who played with Butler in Chicago, has one year remaining on his contract and has proven over the course of his career that he can be an effective 3-point shooter. In each of his last six seasons in the NBA, McDermott has shot over 39 percent from deep. In 64 games played this past season in San Antonio, McDermott averaged 10 points 41 percent shooting from 3.
If the Heat can’t re-sign Strus this offseason, perhaps McDermott can emerge as a potential replacement via the trade market.