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NBA Rumors: Brandon Ingram Would Like To Play For The Miami Heat

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The Miami Heat are a team that could potentially make a splash for a star. Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo are a great duo, but it is clear that the team is another piece away from contention. Despite their Finals' run in the bubble, they were unable to get far in the playoffs this year, and perhaps acquiring a player who could help on the offensive end is in order.

One player that could potentially help the Miami Heat improve is Brandon Ingram. Ingram is a three-level scorer who has been an All-Star in the past, and he would give the Miami Heat a perimeter shot creator. The type of trade package that Brandon Ingram commands from the Heat remains to be seen, but Adam N Borai of Five Reasons Sports believes that the young New Orleans Pelicans star would like to come to the Miami Heat.

Some people among the New Orleans Pelicans seem to be interested in Duncan Robinson so perhaps a package for Ingram could involve the Heat sharpshooter. While Brandon Ingram will cost a lot more than just a Duncan Robinson sign-and-trade, Robinson would give the Pelicans a knockdown shooter who can play off of Zion Williamson's gravity. The Miami Heat have a variety of assets that they can send out in a potential trade for Ingram on top of Robinson, including 2019-20 All-Rookie selection Tyler Herro.

While Brandon Ingram may be interested in going to the Miami Heat, it is far from certain that he will be traded during this offseason. The New Orleans Pelicans look as though they're committed to building a competitive team around Zion Williamson, and Brandon Ingram could definitely be a worthy co-star. Their recent acquisition of Jonas Valanciunas shows that they're willing to acquire veteran pieces to compete. However, nothing is impossible, and if Brandon Ingram is indeed interested in playing for the Heat, then he could easily request a trade from the New Orleans Pelicans.