With the trade deadline approaching, the Miami Heat can still make some moves. Defensively, Miami has been up and down this year. Some players on the market would help Miami turn their defense to more of an elite status.
Miami still hasn't found a consistent starting power forward, and Brooklyn's Dorian Finney-Smith is exactly what Miami needs. Finney-Smith is an excellent defender who can defend multiple positions and space the floor (39.1% from 3).
Adding Finney-Smith would be an instant upgrade over Haywood Highsmith, Nikola Jovic and Caleb Martin. Miami needs bigger wings on the perimeter to defend guys like Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jayson Tatum, and the 30-year-old Finney-Smith is an experienced role player Erik Spoelstra can plug in and play.
The Nets are expected to field a lot of offers for Finney-Smith and they are reportedly seeking the value of two first-round picks. I would be stunned if Brooklyn got two firsts for him, but if Miami can find a way to acquire Finney-Smith, then it would boost their defense.