It's too early in the season for the Miami Heat to make any major roster changes, but after winning their fifth straight it's fair to wonder about potential improvements. With Jimmy Butler here and Bam Adebayo seemingly making another leap, the Heat don't need to look for a "star." Below, we explore other options who are just simply good fits alongside the Heat's top two players, Adebayo and Butler, who could be available before the trade deadline.
Buddy Hield: You can never have enough shooting, and Hield has had an excellent year so far with a shooting percentage of 46.2% from the 3-point line. Hield would fit nicely with Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo. We have already seen the Duncan Robinson-Bam Adebyao two-man game, and Hield could replicate it. Butler needs as much spacing as possible and Hield would provide that. Another thing that Hield would help Miami is getting 3s up early in transition. Miami, at times, will look to pitch the ball ahead to attack early. Hield could look to shoot a 3 quickly and add something to Miami's offense. Hield at the right price makes sense.
T.J. McConnell: McConnell has been a " Heat killer" in my eyes for the past couple of years. McConnell is a pesky, hard-nosed player who would fit into " Heat Culture." Miami still needs a point guard to at least run the offense occasionally. Miami puts the ball in the hands of Kyle Lowry, Tyler Herro, Butler, and Adebyao, but having another ball-handler to pick up some of the slack would be nice. McConnell has previously played with Butler in Philadelphia so the chemistry would be there. The McConnell-Adebyao two-man game would be fun. McConnell isn't the best shooter, shooting 34.2% from the 3-point line for his career. The ball pressuring and having another guy with the ability to run the offense would be worth the look for Miami.