The Miami Heat have been relatively quite thus far, three weeks removed from the NBA Trade Deadline. The lone move Miami has made (which could end up being one of the most important due to financial reasons) is trading Joel Anthony and several draft picks to the Boston Celtics in return for Toney Douglas (via the Golden State Warriors in three team trade), and about $6.4 million in salary. This also freed the Heat from another $3.8 million owed to Anthony next season, which ultimately saved the team more than $15 million in the long run. This is a major plus considering the teams heading into an uncertain free agency period during the summer with Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James all becoming unrestricted free agents.

The trade brought the team a young, athletic guard in Toney Douglas. This is something Heat management has been clamoring for since the start of the season, more depth at the guard position; Wade’s constant knee issues have warranted this. Even though the Heat brought Douglas on board, the defending champs should continue to look elsewhere in terms of depth at the guard position, as Douglas is not the answer.