2 reasons why the Heat should trade for Brandon Ingram, 1 why they shouldn’t

If they can't land a star, could Brandon Ingram be the upgrade the Miami Heat need?
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Pro: Heat need size in the wing positions

Listed at 6-foot-8 with a 7-foot-3 wingspan, Ingram provides size and length on the perimeter that Miami's roster lacks, especially with the Heat looking at a real possibility of losing Caleb Martin and/or Haywood Highsmith in free agency. Ingram’s height brings a lot of versatility as someone who can play either of the forward positions.

Coach Erik Spoelstra would have the luxury of fitting Ingram in as a small-ball power forward or going big with him at small forward. Knowing Spoelstra, he would experiment with both scenarios. If Spoelstra opts to place Ingram at small forward, Butler could even get some reps at the shooting guard position and have an advantage over smaller defenders.

Ingram is an underrated one-on-one defender, and the Heat staff can unlock a lot of that defensive potential from someone of his size.