The Miami Heat have been one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference thus far in the 2021-22 NBA season. They are tied with the second-best record along with the Washington Wizards, as their offseason moves have paid off thus far.
The Heat gets after it on both ends of the court as Kyle Lowry, P.J. Tucker and Markieff Morris all fit the culture that has been built in South Beach and has bought in.
They have also had better injury luck thus far this season, which was a deterrent in the team’s success during the 2020-21 season.
However, if there is one thing the team will struggle with during the season it is making moves. Miami has depleted their draft capital to upgrade to the roster they currently have and they lack many tradable assets. It would be hard to imagine the team parting ways with Tyler Herro, who has turned into the favorite for the Sixth Man of the Year award.
As a result, filling some gaps during the season could prove difficult. Contending teams are always in the market for upgrades at the trade deadline, but Miami will likely be quiet on the trade front.
Right now, finding a veteran point guard could be atop their to-do list. It is easier said than done, but over at Bleacher Report, one trade was proposed with the Indiana Pacers that would fill that need.
Miami Heat Receive: Brad Wanamaker, 2022 Second-Round Pick (via MIA)
Indiana Pacers Receive: KZ Okpala
The Miami Heat would land both Brad Wanamaker and regain their own 2023 second round pick.
The Pacers may not be as willing to part with a guard on their bench right now when considering TJ McConnell is sidelined indefinitely.
If the Pacers were willing to part with Wanamaker, there wouldn’t be a need to receive substantial value for him considering he’s typically a third string guard.