The Miami Heat made a run to the NBA Finals a season ago but have not had the best start to the 2020-21 season. They are currently 12th in the Eastern Conference with a record of 5-7. Miami has expressed interest in adding another superstar next offseason but they could be forced to make a move prior to the NBA trade deadline. Could Minnesota Timberwolves star D’Angelo Russell be an option?
If this is the case, D’Angelo Russell is a name to keep an eye on. Russell currently leads the Minnesota Timberwolves with 21.6 points per game in 12 games, 11 of them being starts. Russell was brought to Minnesota to team up with Karl-Anthony Towns. The two are close friends and this was thought to keep Towns happy and around long-term.
Russell also acted as the representative for the Timberwolves during the NBA Draft lottery when they landed the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. They used this on Anthony Edwards.
As for Miami, they had high hopes coming into the season. It is just 12 games but the Heat do not look like the same team from the postseason a year ago. This could be because Jimmy Butler has been limited to just six games this season.
Bam Adebayo leads the team with 19.5 points while Tyler Herro is right behind him with 17.6 per game. Both players have started 10 games this season. This is a chance for the Heat to get immediate help as they attempt to climb the standings.
Russell seems like a perfect fit on the perimeter for Miami. Here is what a deal might look like to land the former all-star in Miami.