3 Offense-saving scorers the Heat can poach from conference rivals

The Miami Heat lacked consistent scoring talent all season long. Who are some bucket-getters Pat Riley can snag from East rivals?
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Donovan Mitchell 

The biggest question of the offseason is what happens with Donovan Mitchell’s situation in Cleveland. Mitchell is eligible for a contract extension, but if he decides to move on from the Cavaliers then the team is expected to explore trading him. He is set to become a free agent if he exercises his player option next season, and Cleveland won’t risk Mitchell walking for nothing. 

Mitchell has been linked to trade rumors since the start of this season when the young guard opted not to sign the extension. Mitchell is one of the league's great scorers, totaling season averages of 26.6 points, 6.1 assists and 5.1 rebounds on 46.2% shooting. He also had a 50-point playoff game in the first round of this postseason against the Orlando Magic. 

This is another guy who fits both Butler and Adebayo's windows, with Mitchell being close friends with each of them. He is 27 years old and in his prime. There has been mutual interest between Miami and Mitchell over the years. If the Cavs do end up having to trade him, there were also rumblings of the Cleveland front office liking the idea of acquiring Jaime Jaquez Jr. in a deal. 

Could this finally be the summer that Pat Riley brings in a whale for this Heat build?

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