The Miami Heat could be looking at an unexpected upgrade at the trade deadline.

As currently constructed, the Heat hold the best record in the Eastern Conference at 31-17. Despite prolonged absences from two of their best players, Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo, and extended absences of many of their other key players, Miami has emerged as the best team in the East halfway through the season.

Many have assumed that due to the Heat’s lack of tradeable assets that they’ll be silent at the trade deadline on February 10. However, according to Bleacher Report’s Andy Bailey, the Heat could make an unexpected acquisition in Los Angeles Clippers forward Marcus Morris — the brother of Heat veteran Markieff Morris.

“In theory, Marcus’ brother Markieff Morris is such a player (big-bodied forward), but he’s been out for most of the season with a neck injury,” says Bailey. “P.J. Tucker will be 37 in May. And Jimmy Butler is already shouldering a heavy responsibility on offense. Another player in the Morris-Tucker mold would help, especially if Morris can continue to shoot the way he has the last three seasons (42.5 percent from three since the start of 2019-20).”

Heat Would Trade Robinson for Morris

Bailey goes on to mention how the Heat would dangle 3-point sharpshooter Duncan Robinson and a 2025 first-round draft pick in order to acquire Morris.