With the powers of JimmyButler and a strong supporting cast, the Miami Heat have caught fire out of the gate. Early season wins against the Rockets, Hawks, Bucks, and Grizzlies have them atop the East with a 5-1 record.
Given the status of their situation, the Heat are prime candidates to improve their roster before February’s trade deadline this season. In an article by our own Eddie Bitar, he details why Draymond Green would be an especially great acquisition for the Heat.
The Miami Heat are on the hunt for stars, and Green fits their style of play. He plays tough defense and is all about hustle, which fits perfectly next to their superstar Jimmy Butler.
The Warriors will likely ask for Goran Dragic, Bam Adebayo, Derrick Jones Jr, and future picks to make this happen. Dragic gives them a clean cap space slate for the upcoming season, while Bam is a nice player to man the middle thanks to his rebounding and defense. At the very least, Jones is a high-flyer who can be a nice role player as well.
The duo of Butler and Green would be dominant on both ends of the floor. And while the asking price is high for an aging veteran star, it might be worth the risk if the Heat want another leg-up in the East.
Either way, expect Pat Riley and his crew to be extremely active in finding Bitler some star-power this season, whether it comes in the form od Draymond or not.