5. Alex Caruso
The Bulls are firmly in the play-in tournament mix and should stay there whether they find a suitor for Zach LaVine or not. It’s becoming decreasingly likely that they would trade Caruso before the deadline.
That’s why it would cost quite a bit to pry Caruso from Chicago. A deal they can’t refuse, if you will. Do the Heat have that kind of capital to throw around? With only one first-round pick available, probably not. It would cost at least two and a good player going back, probably.
Caruso would be a great fit in Miami. He’s one of the best two or three guards in the league defending his position and can hit 3s at a high rate (40.9% this season). But this one is a long shot for all the reasons mentioned.