Five Players the Miami Heat Could Pick in This Year’s NBA Draft

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2. Mario Hezonja (SG) – Croatia

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If the Heat are looking for some added international flavor, Hezonja might be the perfect addition to the recipe. He’s big enough (6’8″) to also see time at small forward, though his lean frame might not see that come to fruition for a few years. Another strong three-point shooter, Hezonja also has the athleticism to develop his game even further, which is saying something since he caught the attention of scouts as a 14-year-old. Right now, his only apparent weakness might be on defense, but like most international players, his fundamentals are strong.

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Brad Sullivan is a freelance writer for, having been an avid fan of NBA basketball for more than four decades. During that time, he's watched the Heat evolve from gestation period to expansion team all the way to three-time NBA champions. He'll follow their quest toward again reaching those lofty heights, and do so by offering some perspective along the way.