Miami Heat reportedly eyeing tantalizing two-way wing in NBA draft

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The Miami Heat could be hoping on draft night that a potential lottery pick falls to them at 15, according to a recent report.

The Heat, writes Brett Seigel of ClutchPoints, are “eyeing Cody Williams should he fall out of the lottery.”

Williams is a 6-foot-8 forward out of Colorado who projects as one of the top two-way wings in the draft later this month. He averaged 11.9 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists, and shot 41.5% on 3s as a freshman, though on limited attempts. ESPN has him ranked as the 12th-best prospect on their big board.

Just imagine what the Miami Heat's staff could do with a talent like Cody Williams.

The younger brother of Thunder forward Jalen Williams, Cody Williams is taller than his sibling and offers similar tools on both ends of the court. But he’s also considered more raw at this stage of his development.

Still, the Heat might relish the opportunity to get a talent like Williams in their building. Given the success the coaching staff has had with unheralded wings like Caleb Martin and Haywood Highsmith, Williams would represent more upside than most of the prospects Miami’s staff has developed. For Williams, there aren’t many better destinations than the Heat.

Most mock drafts have Williams going before the Heat’s pick at 15. ESPN has Williams going one pick ahead of Miami, to the Portland Trail Blazers at 14. The Ringer has Williams being taken by the Utah Jazz at 10, as does The Athletic.

But if Williams were to fall slightly, the Heat would make for an intriguing landing spot.