The 2019 NBA Draft is just one day away, and with the clock counting down, the Miami Heat may be zeroing in on their preferred target.
According to a report from Krysten Peek of Yahoo! Sports, the Heat are most interested in Indiana University prospect Romeo Langford.
“Langford hasn’t been able to work out for any teams because of a thumb injury, but according to sources, Pat Riley and the Miami Heat have been showing the most interest in Langford,” Peek wrote. “With the departure of Dwyane Wade, Langford can fill the Heat’s shooting-guard need. Langford’s team interviews haven’t been that great because of his quiet demeanor, which sometimes comes across as being passive or uninterested during games.”
This development is somewhat expected as Langford has long been pinned as a possible target for Miami.
Langford was the No. 7 recruit last year and was expected to bring IU basketball back to prominence. Unfortunately, his thumb injury kept him from doing that. Despite the injury, however, he still managed to average 16.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game.
At 6-foot-6, Langford could be a great addition to the Heat’s current young core, which is filled with players who can play multiple positions.
While he may not be a member of the supposed elite players in this year’s draft class, he has shown all the physical talent necessary to be a major force in the NBA.
If he is brought to Miami, it seems likely that Riley and Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra will be able to help him reach his full potential.