The Miami Heat have essentially filled out their main rotation for the upcoming season.
Barring a couple of trades that could still happen within the next few weeks, the Heat’s starting lineup will feature Hassan Whiteside, Chris Bosh, Luol Deng, Dwyane Wade and Goran Dragic. It is the lineup that Pat Riley had envisioned when he acquired Dragic at the trade deadline last February. Heat Nation will see it for the first time on the court this October.
The bench will feature a mixture of veterans and young guns in Justise Winslow, Josh McRoberts, Mario Chalmers, Chris Andersen, Shabazz Napier and Tyler Johnson. Others such as James Ennis and Henry Walker are likely to make the roster.
While the Heat have 12 men pretty much locked in for the opening-day roster barring trade, they still have one major weakness—they lack a truly capable three-point shooter.
Miami ranked 21st in three-point shots made and 24th in three-point field goal percentage last season. While there are guys such as Chalmers, McRoberts, Bosh and Deng who can knock down the occasional three, no one is going to mistake them for specialty shooters.
With Miami really only being able to use the mid-level exception or the veteran’s minimum to sign any free agents, here are the 10 best three-point shooters available.
10. Michael Beasley
Michael Beasley is not exactly known for his three-point jumpers—he’s only converted 29 of them over the past two seasons in 79 games.
However, the list for available three-point shooters on the free agency market is limited at this point. Plus, it’s not like Beasley didn’t show off his long-range shooting ability early on in his career. He shot at least 36 percent from three-point range from 2010 through 2012 with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The former Heat player is moreso known for his ability to knock down mid-range jump shots, but he can be a spot-up three-point shooter if needed.
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