1 Dream, 1 Reach and 1 Realistic Offseason Target for the Miami Heat

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Realistic: Dorian Finney-Smith

If the Heat want to add a 3-and-D wing to replace Caleb Martin and Haywood Highsmith – who may both depart in free agency – then they could get on the phone with the Brooklyn Nets to talk about Dorian Finney-Smith.

Finney-Smith, 31, is a career 35% 3-point shooter and is considered one of the league’s top perimeter defenders. Adding him to the roster would take the responsibility of guarding the opponent’s best wing off Butler’s plate and provide the versatility to play small (with Finney-Smith at power forward) or big without sacrificing spacing.

The Nets are in need of ball-handling and scoring, and so a deal that sends Tyler Herro to Brooklyn in exchange for Finney-Smith and other assets could make sense for both sides, particularly if the Heat want to reduce payroll. 

The Heat generally don’t like to trade away talent as a cost-cutting maneuver, but a deal like this would likely be available if the Heat were to shop Herro this summer.

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