The Miami Heat are a team who could use a big move in the NBA offseason. They have been linked to some big-name players but have not done anything just yet. This could be the offseason that the front office has been waiting for to land a big name, either in a trade or in free agency.
One player that could be available to Brandon Ingram. The New Orleans Pelicans put together a duo of Ingram and Zion Williamson but the team has been unable to take the next step toward competing.
There have been recent reports that family members of Zion Williamson are unhappy with the supporting cast around him. If the Pelicans want to add an elite supporting cast, the team might have to move Brandon Ingram to land a variety of key pieces to help. The Heat could be one of the teams interested.
Miami had a disappointing season after making a run to the NBA Finals last year. He struggled with injuries and inconsistent play which landed them as the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference.
The Heat were swept out of the postseason by the Milwaukee Bucks and focus began on the offseason. Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo could use a third star and that is where they could look for a deal like this. In fact, it’s something that Ingram would welcome if the Pelicans were to land Duncan Robinson, who they are targeting in free agency, per Adam Borai of Five Reasons Sports.
Expect Miami to continue to be aggressive moving forward. Let’s take a look at what a potential NBA trade scenario centered around Brandon Ingram would look like for the Miami Heat and New Orleans Pelicans.