10 Free Agents Miami Heat Could Be Looking to Target This Offseason

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3. Gordon Hayward

Gordon Hayward Miami Heat

Another player not as well-known due to where he plays, Hayward will be in demand this offseason. A frontcourt scorer, Hayward averaged 21.9 points per game last season. He would space out the floor for Whiteside, and both players could easily average at least 20 points per game next year.

At 27 years old, Hayward, Whiteside, also 27, and Winslow, 21, could be together for six or seven seasons. Riley will have to fight the Boston Celtics for Hayward, but keeping him from a top team in the conference may be as important as adding him to the Heat roster. It seems likely from all the chatter that Hayward will be leaving the Utah Jazz over the summer.

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Chuck is a freelance writer, writing for HeatNation.com as well as other non-NBA websites. A transplanted Floridian, Chuck is a Heat fan, but as a former agent he is particularly tuned in to the business aspect of the NBA. He certainly looks forward with anticipation as Pat Riley goes to work to build another championship-caliber basketball team.