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Report: Miami Heat Expected to Be ‘Aggressive’ in Pursuit of ‘High-Quality Starters’ This Offseason
- Updated: May 30, 2019
The need to improve their roster for the 2019-20 campaign is the main focus for the Miami Heat during the offseason. One new report indicates that the team’s front office plans to implement an aggressive approach in order to accomplish that task.
Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald wrote that despite the salary-cap restraints that are currently limiting the Heat’s options, some Heat officials are offering this insight:
“They expect the Heat to be aggressive in pursuing potential trades for high-quality starters who are made available, as long as the cap consequences aren’t too onerous.”
Some of the Heat’s younger players, such as Bam Adebayo, Josh Richardson and Justise Winslow, were previously considered to be assets to hold onto in any trade talks. Now, a willingness to deal them if it brings in an aforementioned starter appears to be a likely concession on the team’s part.
In addition, looking into acquiring Memphis Grizzlies veteran guard Mike Conley is something that will at least be under consideration. Conley will be 32 years old when next season begins and averaged 21.1 points, 6.4 assists and 3.4 rebounds during the 2018-19 season.
However, he still has two years left on a massive contract that will pay him $32.5 million next year and $34.5 million for the 2020-21 campaign.
Trading for Conley will require other deals that eliminate some of the steep contracts already on the Heat payroll. Yet the fact that team president Pat Riley and the rest of the front office are not simply waiting for next year is a sign that Heat fans could be in line for a noteworthy offseason.