3 Trades The Miami Heat Should Still Try To Pursue

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The Miami Heat got about as close to the NBA Finals as a team could get without actually making it to last season.

A Jimmy Butler pull-up three-pointer that fell about an inch short in the final 20 seconds of Game 7 against the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals became the final decider of the entire series. That shot goes in and JB and the Heat will most likely head to their second Finals appearance in three seasons.

Despite lackluster performances from Bam Adebayo, the newly acquired Kyle Lowry, and absolutely nothing from $90 million man Duncan Robinson, Miami still got hold of a tango against the Golden State Warriors for their fourth franchise championship.

But to be fair, Butler has played over his head throughout the Heat’s postseason in recent playoffs, although he does have a penchant for increasing his output when the stakes rise.

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Those who still doubt the Heat are undoubtedly foolish, as they have done nothing but prove that they can be legitimate title contenders under Butler’s leadership. That said, it would be wise for Team President Pat Riley to find ways to take advantage of the rest of JB’s prime.

After losing PJ Tucker this offseason — and adding only rookie Nikola Jovic — the Miami Heat will have to scour the trading market to try and upgrade their roster.

Here are a few ideas for potential trading packages to pursue:

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