5 Players The Miami Heat Need To Trade This Offseason

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3. Shabazz Napier

Shabazz Napier of the Miami Heat

The 2014 first-round pick appeared in 51 games for the Heat before having season-ending surgery with a sports hernia. Although the 23-year-old enjoyed a productive stretch in November, Miami must decide if its backup point guard is more valuable as a trade asset.

The University of Connecticut product averaged 5.1 points, 2.5 assists and 19.8 minutes in his rookie campaign and showed flashes of his playmaking skills. However, a lack of defensive prowess combined with a penchant for turnovers should make him expendable this summer while his trade value remains high.

Napier possesses championship pedigree, excellent court vision and displays good decision-making in transition. But if Miami wants to be a title contender next season, a veteran needs to be running the offense when Dragic is not in the game.

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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.