2024 NBA Mock Draft: Heat proactively address obvious team needs

The Miami Heat have two picks in the top 43 and a chance to add some much-needed depth in this month’s NBA draft.
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Top of the second round

31. Toronto Raptors select Tyler Kolek

32. Utah Jazz select Carlton Carrington

33. Milwaukee Bucks select Juan Nunez

34. Portland Trail Blazers select DaRon Holmes II

35. San Antonio Spurs select Quinten Post

36. Indiana Pacers select Ryan Dunn

37. Minnesota Timberwolves select Trentyn Flowers

38. New York Knicks select Cameron Christie

39. Memphis Grizzlies select Ulrich Chomche

40. Portland Trail Blazers select Ajay Mitchell

41. Philadelphia 76ers select Dillon Jones

42. Charlotte Hornets select Ariel Hukporti

43. Miami Heat select Adem Bona

With Bryant holding a player option, Robinson still in the midst of his development and Kevin Love entering his age-36 season, the Heat could use their second-round pick to address their depth at center behind Bam Adebayo.

Bona is climbing draft boards after helpful measurements at the draft combine (6-foot-8 with a 7-foot-4 wingspan) and his work ethic. ESPN’s Jonathan Givony wrote that Bona has the best motor in the class.

“No player in this draft plays harder than Bona, who flies up and down the court with incredible purpose, hedging screens well beyond the 3-point line and chasing down blocks in transition with track-star-type speed,” Givony wrote.

All of this sounds like a natural fit for Heat Culture. It doesn’t hurt that Bona, like Jaime Jaquez Jr., was coached by Mick Cronin at UCLA. Erik Spoelstra is an open admirer of Cronin and the way he develops his players.