While the Miami Heat put everything together last year in the NBA Bubble, winning the Eastern Conference pretty convincingly and making it to the NBA Finals, there are still some major flaws with this team. So far this year, the Heat are 3-4 and are very much like last year in terms of “spreading the wealth” on offense, as seven different players are averaging double-figure scoring. Could the Heat look to make a move for Detroit Pistons guard Derrick Rose?
One of the biggest problems and flaws with this team this year is that they do not have a true point guard, nor do they have that “spark” that most teams have. When comparing the Heat to other top teams in the East like the Nets, 76ers, Bucks and Celtics, it is clear to see a big difference between these teams and Miami. The Nets have Kyrie and KD, the 76ers have Embiid and Simmons, the Bucks have Giannis and Middleton and the Celtics have Tatum and Brown.
The Heat do have Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo, but out of all of these duos, the Heat definitely rank last. No disrespect to Butler and Adebayo as they are fantastic players and proven All-Star players, but this Heat team is lacking starpower and guys who can be reliable when it comes down to the final minutes of a game.
Goran Dragic is a great guard for the Heat and coming off the bench, he is a great offensive-minded player, but he is not a floor general. Jimmy Butler cannot do everything for this team and as a result, Miami needs to explore some options on how to add a high-level veteran point guard to their roster if they are to make it back to the NBA Finals.
Believe it or not, there are plenty of options available and the biggest name that comes to mind in terms of fitting Miami’s system is Derrick Rose. He is in the final year of his contract with Detroit and could come to the Heat at a very affordable price.
Let’s take a look at a potential trade that would send Derrick Rose to the Miami Heat in exchange for two young players and a future first-round pick.