3 Reasons why Lauri Markkanen is the perfect Heat trade target

The Miami Heat have reportedly registered interest in Lauri Markkanen, and although there are challenges to acquire him, he would be the most ideal fit in Miami’s frontcourt.
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A star that fits Bam Adebayo’s timeline

Prior to the start of the offseason, Adrian Wojnarowski on NBA countdown mentioned that the Heat are in need of a star that fits Adebayo’s timeline. Being that Markkanen at 27 years-old is just one year older than the Heat’s captain, this fits that description. The Heat would have an All-Star frontcourt duo to build on for years to come.

Adebayo is a franchise cornerstone, and making it easier for him while adjusting to a younger style could benefit everybody involved. Markkanen has the offensive game that perfectly complements Adebayo. Long-range shooting has become a big part of today’s NBA with big men, and Markkanen has capabilities to shoot the ball on high volume.

Miami has a nice young core for the foreseeable future to work with. Under Adebayo at 26 years-old are Herro, Jaquez, Jovic and Ware, respectively. Adding Markkanen would be the icing on the cake for a young and competitive group of guys that the Heat already covet.