3 Players Miami Heat should have signed over Thomas Bryant in free agency

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2. Dennis Smith Jr.

An area where Miami currently struggles is point-of-attack defense, and with Tyler Herro and Kyle Lowry not being known for their defense, a player that would have drastically helped in that department is Dennis Smith Jr., who signed with the Brooklyn Nets on a one-year, $2.5 million deal.

Although the Heat have wing defenders who have shown they can guard the ball such as Haywood Highsmith, there are many times where the offense can become clunky due to the lack of spacing, ball handling and shot creation.

With his active hands and strength at his position, Smith could have gave the Heat a defender to throw on point guards and keep Miami's wings on players with size.

And while Smith is not a polished offensive threat who can score at all levels, Smith's strength is getting to the basket, an area that Miami ranks last in the East in attempts and makes per game.

Miami's guard room is very thin and has dealt with injuries throughout the season. Adding Smith would have helped the Heat play to their strengths and add more bodies to a position of need.