- Report: Miami Heat purposefully showed no interest in Duncan Robinson to keep him secret
- Report: Bam Adebayo could become Miami Heat’s ‘lead recruiter’ over Jimmy Butler to add 3rd star
- Miami Heat’s Meyers Leonard warns that other contenders are ‘interested’ in him
- Meyers Leonard reveals 2 crucial things he’s looking for to return to the Miami Heat
- Dwyane Wade makes a bold claim about NBA draft prospect Anthony Edwards
- Report: Miami Heat showing strong interest in another sharpshooting Kentucky guard
- Udonis Haslem and Dwyane Wade reminisce on getting their ‘a—s beat’ by Allen Iverson in 2003
- Report: Miami Heat schedule an interview with Duke’s Tre Jones
- Several signs pointing to Heat big man Meyers Leonard leaving Miami
- Report: Miami Heat have Paul Millsap and Wesley Matthews ‘on their radar’
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- Updated: July 11, 2015
3. Josh McRoberts
This selection may come as a surprise to Heat fans, but it’s really not when you think about Josh McRoberts.
McRoberts is a hybrid 6’10” power forward/small forward capable of shooting three-pointers and distributing the basketball as a playmaker. At just 28 years of age, he is in the thick of his prime and has three years left on his contract.
He is due to earn $5.5 million next season, $5.8 million in 2016-17 and $6 million during the 2017-18 season.
Unlike most of the aforementioned players on this list, McRoberts represents true value as player capable of starting for a contending team, or as a veteran role player off the bench. He has been a starter and a bench player during his eight years in the NBA, so it won’t be much of an adjustment for the veteran forward.
When you factor in that the Heat just drafted a small forward with similar ability in terms of athleticism and playmaking in Justise Winslow, it makes McRoberts even more expendable. With Miami’s free agency pursuits of veteran big men such as Amar’e Stoudemire and Carlos Boozer, the franchise may be preparing itself to trade the 28-year-old forward.
Though Riley has stated that he wants the core lineup—including McRoberts—to return for next season, the Heat can shed some serious payroll and attract some suitors by dangling the University of Duke product as a trade piece.