3 Trades the Heat wish they would have made before the deadline

With the Heat's up-and-down season continuing, could another trade have helped them down the stretch for a playoff run?

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The Miami Heat are going through another rough stretch of basketball, losing three straight games. After going through the franchise's longest losing streak since 2008 in January, the Heat responded. They turned things around and won 11 of 14 before dropping the last three.

Guys were starting to find roles on the team led by Jimmy Butler ramping up his performance. Terry Rozier has found a groove and looks much more comfortable with his shooting efficiency and shot profile.

Hindsight is 20-20! What if the Miami Heat could go back and make one more addition before the trade deadline? Here are three players who could have helped.

During that stretch, the Heat’s defense looked much stronger than it did all season. They jumped in team defensive rating to one of the top across the league.

However, they have recently gotten away from the progress in that department. Miami hasn’t been able to get stops, especially in crunch time of games. Even when they do get stops, they have been hurt by allowing second-chance opportunities.

They still have time to figure things out and they have proved time and time again that they can overcome the ups and downs of an 82-game regular season come playoff time.

But another losing skid has naturally raised questions regarding the roster. Could the Heat have made another move or two prior to the NBA trade deadline? Let’s dive into three players who could have made a positive impact if they were acquired.