Heat 2024 NBA Draft Big Board 1.0: Who could Miami draft at no. 15?

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Miami’s big board, 6-10

6. Tristan Da Silva, forward, Colorado: An NBA-ready forward who can space the floor, compete defensively and keep the ball moving on offense. He also has a high basketball-IQ and feel for the game.

7. Kyshawn George, wing, Miami: George is one of the better shooters in the draft with the tools to be a strong defender (6-foot-7, 6-foot-10 wingspan). The Heat will know he was coached well by friend of the program Jim Larrañaga.

8. DaRon Holmes II, big man, Dayton: As teams dig into his film, Holmes is quietly rising big boards across the league. The three-year collegian averaged 20.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists while shooting 38.6% from 3-point range last season. He’s also a smart, do-everything defender who can play power forward and center in a switching scheme. It’s easy to see Holmes (6-foot-9, 7-foot-1 wingspan) backing up or playing next to Bam Adebayo.

9. Jared McCain, guard, Duke: A knockdown shooter with relentless competitivenss, McCain tests off the charts for character and is a better ball-handler than his stats suggest, but comes up short in size (6-foot-2, 6-foot-3 wingspan). Unless the Heat anticipate moving one of their guards, he also doesn’t play a position of need.

10. Jaylon Tyson, wing, California: A high-usage college player who has the tools to excel as a role player in the NBA, Tyson has drawn a lot of pro comparisons to Miami’s own Caleb Martin. Though he was over-tasked as Cal’s lead shot-creator, he’s a knockdown 3-point shooter, can play downhill and is versatile defensively.

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