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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5. Dorian Finney-Smith

Dorian Finney-Smith
Toronto Raptors v Brooklyn Nets / Sarah Stier/GettyImages

Haywood Highsmith has been a good fit in the starting lineup, but if the Heat are looking to upgrade the power forward spot they could look to Brooklyn’s Dorian Finney-Smith.

Finney-Smith, like Highsmith, is a no-frills, defense-first power forward who can upgrade any unit. Unlike Highsmith, he’s a more accomplished and productive 3-point shooter. Finney-Smith is a career 36% shooter from distance and is converting on 45% of his 3s this season, compared to Highsmith’s 33% mark.

Finney-Smith’s $13.9 million salary makes a one-for-one trade a tough match, but the Heat could offer a larger package centered around Lowry, other smaller salaries and picks for Finney-Smith and Spencer Dinwiddie’s expiring contract.