The Miami Heat's targets this offseason include point guard Kyle Lowry -- "their dream," reportedly -- and wings Shawn Marion, Marvin Williams and Trevor Ariza, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard. They're also apparently looking at a big man, and the name will probably surprise you: I'm also told that Pat Riley intends to make a run at Oklahoma City center Kendrick Perkins, who has one year left on his contract. Pat Riley intends to … whaaa? Don't the Heat need to get younger and more athletic? I get that their best post defender is the undersized Udonis Haslem, but sheesh. Kendrick Perkins. On the Heat. OK. Back to the rest of the list. Lowry would be an incredible acquisition for Miami. He was arguably the best guard in the Eastern Conference this past season, and he would take a ton of playmaking pressure off of LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. Lowry would have to give the Heat a massive discount, though, so that seems like a pie-in-the-sky idea.
Heat targeting Lowry, Ariza, Marion, Perkins, Marvin Williams
CBS Sports | Jun 25