5 Guards for Heat to target at 2024 trade deadline

A few backcourt players Miami could go after leading up to the deadline.

Terry Rozier, Miami Heat
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4. Norman Powell

One of the best role players on the LA Clippers, Norman Powell shows off his polished scoring attack for the Western Conference juggernaut on a nightly basis. His ability to take defenders off the dribble and get to the rim or catch opponents slacking with his quick pull-up jump shot is close to unmatched among role players in this league.

Powell would be an excellent option for a Miami team looking to improve their scoring numbers. His lethal first step and precise jump shot would draw more attention from defenses than arguably anyone on the current roster, and would open up more for the likes of Jimmy Butler.

5. Tyus Jones

If the Heat are looking to make a long-term move to replace Kyle Lowry at the point, Tyus Jones may be one of their best (and most realistic) targets to consider. Jones is often overlooked because he is not the most athletic or flashy player.

But for nine seasons and counting, Tyus has brought incredibly solid and consistent point guard play to the teams he has suited up for. He currently leads the NBA in assist to turnover ratio, a category he frequently ranks among the league's best in. Still just 27 years old, Jones is a true old school point guard and could be an excellent play for the Heat at the trade deadline.

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