The Miami Heat came out with a win over the Grizzlies on Wednesday, but nobody really knows how high their ceiling reaches this season.
With Jimmy Butler and a slew of talented players around him, it’s safe to say we can expect the Heat to be competing in the postseason this spring. Buth with another star, a guy like Blake Griffin, Miami could be vaulted up into Championship contender status. According to Complex, the potential pairing of Butler and Griffin would be an “interesting move” for the Heat — and one they may very well pull off if things go sour in Detroit.
“The Detroit Pistons have playoff aspirations this season but if things go left, would anyone be shocked if they dangle Griffin in trade talks? With the NBA pretty wide open, a contender could look to Griffin as their missing piece and make a big splash. Could the Miami Heat look to pair Griffin and Jimmy Butler? Could be an interesting move.”
Griffin is certainly an upgrade over Meyers Leonard. Last season, he averaged 24.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 5.4 assists on 46% shooting.
With Butler, they could make a formidable one-two punch with solid rotation pieces surrounding them. A guy like Griffin comes at a cost, though, and the Heat would have to be willing to pay.
At 30-years-old, and a bonafide All-Star, he might just be worth it.