5 Miami Heat Players Most Likely to be Traded before the Deadline

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3. Shawne Williams

Shawne Williams of the Miami Heat

It’s hard to believe how much Shawne Williams has fallen off the radar since the beginning of the season.

Williams started the first 17 games of the season due to Josh McRoberts’ injury. Believe it or not, he played pretty damn well as the team’s starting power forward. Over that stretch, the 29-year-old averaged 9.7 PPG on .482 from the field and .479 from beyond the arc.

Eventually, McRoberts got healthy—and Williams was shifted to the bench. To say that Williams has been mediocre off the bench is an understatement—in his 22 appearances off the bench he has yet to score in double figures in a single game.

He has fallen off the Heat’s depth chart and has missed recent games due to a hip injury. The fact that he makes just $1.2 million this year and has a non-guaranteed deal for next season may make him an attractive option for suitors. When you combine that with the fact that he’s a 6’9″ power forward capable of knocking down three-point jump shots, teams may take a chance on him.

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D.J. Siddiqi grew up in the heart of South Florida in Broward County. Growing up in South Florida during the late 90's and 2000's, D.J. witnessed the Pat Riley years where the Miami Heat faced off with the New York Knicks all the way to the painful late 2000's seasons where the Heat were a one-man team with Dwyane Wade. D.J. has closely followed the Heat over the past decade-and-a-half, and unfortunately witnessed Game 2 of the 2011 NBA Finals in person when the Dallas Mavericks overcame a 15-point deficit to knock off the Heat. D.J. has writing experience as a columnist with sites such as Bleacher Report and Rant Sports, and he is proud to bring his knowledge of the Heat and the NBA to Heat Nation.