Following the Miami Heat‘s quick elimination from the 2020-21 NBA playoffs, the franchise’s focus is now figuring out how to rebuild during free agency this summer.
While multiple reports link the Heat to possibly obtaining big names such as Kyle Lowry, Kawhi Leonard, or Bradley Beal, after sources told ESPN that Kristaps Porzingis was unhappy with his diminished role with the Dallas Mavericks, and “felt more like an afterthought than a co-star as [Luka] Doncic dominates the ball and the spotlight.”
Now, there’s speculation Miami might shift their focus to obtaining the 7-foot-3 power forward as the Heat desperately need a big man. A possible trade scenario that clears the salary cap has Miami sending over Duncan Robinson in sign and trade deal, along with Nemanja Bjelica and Victor Oladipo. In exchange, Dallas sends over Porzingis and Boban Marjanovic.
Following the Mavericks’ Game 7 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, Porzingis was asked about his role with the team moving forward alongside Doncic, and the 25-year-old Latvian star seemed stumped on how to answer.