4 Players the Heat should have on their radar after Dec. 15

The Miami Heat could use more depth at point guard, and some good options become trade-eligible on Friday.

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3. Patrick Beverley, PG, Philadelphia 76ers

Patrick Beverley
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Patrick Beverley has been fine coming off the bench for the 76ers this season, averaging 4.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 18 minutes per game. But the 76ers could look to upgrade the backup point guard position (they are often mentioned as a potential suitor for Chicago’s Alex Caruso) and, if they do, could make Beverley available.

The Heat don’t have the assets that the 76ers do to make a trade for a high-end backup point guard, but Beverley would still be a helpful piece. Even if he doesn’t play every night, Beverley could fill in when Lowry or Richardson is hurt, which is not something Miami has had since Dru Smith was lost for the season with a knee injury.

Beverley’s $2 million salary is easy to match and trading for him wouldn’t cost much in the way of assets – if any. If the 76ers were to make a point guard addition, they could decide to simply buy-out the remainder of Beverley’s contract. In which case the Heat wouldn’t have to lose anything to sign him.