Report: Miami Heat Looking to Make Short-Term Upgrades for Playoff Run'
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The Miami Heat are reportedly looking to make some changes to the roster heading into the Feb. 6 trade deadline.

But instead of trying to make a deal for a star player, the Heat may be more interested in tweaking the roster a bit for the short term with the postseason just a few months away.

For the long term, the offseason will likely be when the more critical decisions regarding the makeup of the team will be made.

Miami’s 31-13 record has them in second place in the Eastern Conference, and any major changes at this point could jeopardize the success they’ve enjoyed this season.

Looking at their roster, there’s no guarantee that some of the young players will remain in Heat uniforms by the time the trade deadline passes since they have a number of players who have little to no postseason experience.

However, it’s quite possible that rookie standouts Kendrick Nunn and Tyler Herro are safe for the time being unless Heat president Pat Riley receives an offer that will be hard to pass up.

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Omar is a freelance writer who has followed the NBA for more than 30 years. Prior to the Internet, he devoured every reading material he could find on the game from newspaper articles to books and magazines. He became a Heat fan the moment they acquired Tim Hardaway and his killer crossover, and lamented not seeing him and Alonzo Mourning win a championship. Seeing Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh play in Miami was a surreal moment for him and more so after they validated the Decision with back-to-back championships. He is ecstatic to cover Miami basketball for Heat Nation.