4 Biggest Miami Heat questions ahead of the NBA trade deadline

Who should the Heat be targetting and what do they have available to trade?

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Who are some realistic trade targets?

Dejounte Murray
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Hawks guard Dejounte Murray
Contract: $18.2 million this season. Four-year, $114 million contract extension starts next season.

Murray, whose partnership with Hawks star Trae Young appears to be coming to an end, is a former All-Star with two-way potential. At 27 and under a fair contract for the next four years, he’d be an immediate upgrade and mark a long-term plan at point guard for the Heat.

Hornets guard Terry Rozier
Contract: $23.2 million with two years remaining. 

If the Hornets are looking to get off Rozier’s contract in order to retool around LaMelo Ball and Brandon Miller this summer, then the Heat may be able to get a good player at a bargain. Rozier averaged about five shots at the rim per game, more than any other Heat player this season.

Trail Blazers forward Jerami Grant
Contract: $27.5 million with four years remaining.

At 29, Grant is an odd fit on a rebuilding Blazers team. It would make sense for them to try to trade him for assets to rebuild around 19-year-old Scoot Henderson. It’s unclear if Portland is making him available or what the asking price would be considering the length of the contract, but Grant is a two-way player who could help a lot of playoff teams.

Nets forward Dorian Finney-Smith
Contract: $13.4 million with two years remaining (player option for 2025-26).

A versatile defensive player shooting better than 40% on 3s this season, Dorian Finney-Smith is an ideal fit for the Heat at power forward. Reports indicated that the Nets are looking for the value of two first-round picks for Finney-Smith, but if the asking price comes down he could make sense as a Heat target.

Other names worth monitoring: Sacramento guard Davion Mitchell, Utah guards Collin Sexton and Talen Horton-Tucker, Utah forwards Kelly Olynyk and John Collins, Wizards guard Tyus Jones, Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie, Trail Blazers guard Malcolm Brogdon, Hawks guard Bogdan Bogdanovic, Pistons forward Bojan Bogdanovic.

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