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

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9. Malik Monk

Malik Monk Miami Heat

Monk played for the University of Kentucky for a single season and is a natural-born scorer that could go shot-for-shot with anyone his age. He’s only 6-foot-3, but scored 47 points against North Carolina University, had four 30-point games, and averaged 19.8 points per game in his freshman season. His defense must improve, though he is a solid rebounder and passer. For Monk there is much more upside than liability, as he could add a deadly scoring threat to the Heat’s backcourt alongside Goran Dragic.

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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.