10 Realistic First-Round Options for Miami Heat in 2017 NBA Draft

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8. Jarrett Allen

Jarrett Allen Miami Heat

Allen flourished in his freshman campaign at Texas University and has unimaginable upside. He’s a 7-footer and has a 7-foot-5 wingspan. There is certainly more than a little room to grow for this Texas freshman, as he averaged 13.4 points and 8.4 rebounds in his lone NCAA campaign. Allen is more of a safe bet for Miami, as he will more than likely fall to No. 14 or beyond in the upcoming draft. Allen’s scoring, rebounding and intimidatingly large presence in the paint can both compliment Whiteside, as well as provide him with relief off the bench.

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Ian is a multifaceted writer with a special interest in Miami basketball. Having caught the basketball bug as a young boy at a Heat game in 1997, he’s kept his finger on the pulse of the NBA ever since. Having been a season ticket holder ever since, he goes to all the home games and relishes in every opportunity to meet any players, participate in any events, or even just to cheer his team on and learn more about the game.