5 Players The Miami Heat Need To Trade This Offseason

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2. Chris Andersen

Chris Andersen of the Miami Heat

The steep decline of the 36-year-old big man on the defensive end has to be a major concern for the Heat this offseason. Besides finishing with the lowest block rate of his career, Andersen also allowed 50.4 percent shooting at the rim.

While the “Birdman” did average a respectable 5.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per game, the rigors of 12 NBA seasons have robbed the 6’10” big man of the athleticism that has made him such a key contributor the past few years.

Andersen can still be an effective backup for another one or two seasons. But if Miami wants to make a deep playoff run next year, the popular Texan needs to be coming off the bench in a different uniform.

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Marvin Moore is a native Texan who is a self-confessed sports junkie. He is an avid Dallas Cowboys' fan who coached baseball in Switzerland for six seasons and lived in the basketball-crazed Philippines for 15 years. In college he served stints as sports editor and editor-in-chief of the Bethel University student newspaper, and has also written for Rant Sports. His favorite NBA players are LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Tim Duncan, and he is stoked to be a contributor to Heat Nation.