10 Players the Miami Heat Could Trade for by the Trade Deadline

10 Players the Miami Heat Could Trade for by the Trade Deadline

DeMarcus Cousins Miami Heat

8. Al Jefferson/Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Al Jefferson Hornets

Potential trade: Hassan Whiteside, Luol Deng, Josh McRoberts and Chris Andersen for Al Jefferson and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Far from probably happening, this trade focuses more on the long-term rather than the short-term for Miami. While the Heat would give away Whiteside for Jefferson, which some would consider a downgrade, the Heat would also receive the former No. 2 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.

MKG has improved every year since coming into the league and is a defensive prowler. The 22-year-old would give Miami a firm foundation to build upon, alongside Winslow, for years to come. Next to him would be Al Jefferson, who has recently fallen off due to injury woes but can be a force to reckon with when healthy. The trade gives Miami an established, focused center for the rest of the season and a potential star in Kidd-Gilchrist while still having a chance to nail a top-tier free agent in the summer.

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