Miami Heat is looking to improve its power forward position
Recent rumors surrounding the Miami Heat suggest the team is looking to improve their roster strength, particularly at power forward. With Yahoo! Sports’ Jake Fischer, who sheds light on the matter, let’s take a look at realistic options for Miami to address the issues leading up to them.
The Heat has been caught up in several rumors throughout the season. What’s interesting, though, is that these rumors have primarily linked the team to players up front.
With Duncan Robinson listed for trading along with a few other assets like Caleb Martin, the Heat have been actively looking to pursue power forward.
This is intriguing given that Miami have played a big role this season with a roster that is too small. With Martin currently playing at 4, the Heat have had some success. But they are certainly not where they want to be.
A recent report from Yahoo! Sports’ Jake Fischer stressed Miami’s need for a solid power forward. On an episode of the Locked on Heat podcast, Fischer spoke about the Heat’s pursuit of a forward. He said:
“The power forward’s position was clearly one that Miami has at least engaged in talks, shall we say, to try to improve it. I don’t really see a lot of options on the board,” said Jake Fischer on the pod.
Fischer also made some interesting suggestions while considering a trade for a power forward. While several players have already been mentioned, Fischer has included Utah Jazz forward Jarred Vanderbilt into the mix.
Vanderbilt, who was traded to Jazz in a deal to bring Rudy Gobert to Minnesota, is a very solid player. A great rebounder and defender, he could add value to Miami’s rotation. However, Fischer added that he does not see any major impact in the deal.
As things stand, the Heat has several goals in mind. However, getting them to trade seems to be quite a challenge.
The Miami Heat struggles to work out a deal
The Miami Heat were mired in trade rumors for a large part of the season. Duncan Robinson played a central role in most of these trades. However, this may be the reason why none of the trades worked out.
Robinson has been included in almost every deal for Miami. Considering his contract price and his stunning on-pitch performances, not many teams have shown interest in him.
That was a big part of the reason the Miami Heat weren’t able to trade for Jae Crowder, whom they’ve been eyeing for a while.
There were rumors that Miami was also involved in talks with John Collins. Collins is a solid power forward with enough potential to tempt the Heat into a move. Additionally, Robinson could also find success in a new system like Atlanta, especially given his role.
However, internal doubts about Collins’ fit alongside Miami Heat superstar Bam Adebayo continue to stand in the way of a trade.
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