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NBA Trade Rumors: Miami Heat Interested In LaMarcus Aldridge

(via Air Alamo)

(via Air Alamo)

With LaMarcus Aldridge officially on the trade block, a number of teams have surfaced as potential suitors for the 7x All-Star, including Boston and Portland.

But, according to Greg Sylvander of 5 Reasons Sports, the Miami Heat are also part of that group, as they are having early discussions about making a trade.

As the Heat look to add depth and versatility to their lineup, Aldridge can help in a number of ways.

Despite his declining body, he's a steady shooter and very capable veteran who knows his role. This season, at 35-years-old, he's averaging 13.7 points and 4.5 rebounds on 46% shooting in 25 minutes.

In a roster full of gritty, selfless players, Aldridge could thrive as a go-to option off the bench behind Kelly Olynyk and Bam Adebayo.

But would it be enough to put this team back on track? After such a slow start, it seems like the Heat could use anything and anyone as a spark right now -- and they could do a whole lot worse than a 14-year veteran and 5x All-NBA player.