Former top pick could be a bargain upgrade for the Heat this summer

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Josh Giddey looks to be the odd man out in Oklahoma City; with only one year left on his rookie contract. Could the Miami Heat swoop in and make a deal to acquire the former sixth-overall pick?

Giddey is a talented player who needs the ball in his hands to be productive but he isn't a floor spacer, making it challenging to find the best lineup that fits his ability. But if anyone can find a way to maximize Giddey's abilities, it's Erik Spoelstra. Should Miami make a call and see what Oklahoma City's price tag is on Giddey?

Oklahoma City has all the young talent and picks you need, the downside to that is with drafting all that talent you can't play/pay everyone. Giddey, early on, looked to be the point guard of the future for Oklahoma City, but with Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on the superstar path, he needs the ball in his hands. Giddey doesn't space the floor for Gilgeous-Alexander, making it hard for both to be on the court simultaneously.

If the Miami Heat can see Josh Giddey's potential, he could be an interesting buy-low addition this offseason.

Giddey's having one year left on his rookie contract makes his situation interesting and an off-the-court issue could complicate things for teams interested in acquiring him this summer. However, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski recently reported that local police and the NBA have closed their investigations into allegations of an inappropriate relationship with an underage girl.

Giddey checks a couple of boxes. Miami needs to get bigger at all positions. Giddey can set up the offense. He is also a good rebounder at his position and is a smart team defender.

But the problem with Giddey in Miami is that it would be hard for him and Jimmy Butler to share the floor -- similar to his issue with Gilgeous-Alexander.

A potential fit for Giddey and Miami wouldn't be ideal for this current roster, but the former lottery pick would still be worth discussing if Spoelstra and the Heat see potential.