6 win-now Miami Heat trade targets to watch if Pat Riley wants to go all-in

If the Heat are willing to make a smaller trade, several players could be available that would help them maximize their championship window.

Mar 1, 2023; Detroit, Michigan, USA;  Chicago Bulls guard Alex Caruso (6) dribbles on Detroit
Mar 1, 2023; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Alex Caruso (6) dribbles on Detroit / Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
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2. OG Anunoby

O.G. Anunoby
Toronto Raptors v Cleveland Cavaliers / Jason Miller/GettyImages

A logical trade target for nearly every team in the NBA, OG Anunoby could garner plenty of offers for the Toronto Raptors in February. If Toronto decides to move on before Anunoby reaches free agency next summer, they should be able to facilitate a bidding war. 

On paper, Anunoby is a clean fit. His defense would only strengthen Miami’s already strong unit and, as a 40% 3-point shooter, he could help space the floor around Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo.

But unless the Heat move on from a key piece, it’s unlikely they’ll have enough to out-bid rival offers, even if they make both of their available first-round picks available. Would the Heat be willing to trade Tyler Herro for Anunoby? That would be bold – and we’re not necessarily lobbying for that here – but it should at least get them in the conversation.