Pat Riley Miami Heat 2

The Miami Heat seemed a few pieces away from winning a championship after battling the Los Angeles Lakers in the recent NBA finals and it will be interesting to see how their roster looks heading into training camp.

The Heat currently own the No.20 selection in the upcoming NBA Draft but, according to reports, are looking to trade back and acquire a second-round pick. Such a move would enable Pat Riley to acquire multiple players through the draft as the team president isn’t thought to have his heart set on anyone in particular. However, the team is reportedly eyeing Duke University big man Vernon Carey Jr., who could possibly fill the void if Meyers Leonard leaves.

It’s also been reported that the Heat have been in talks with an Eastern Conference team with a view of moving back in Wednesday’s recruitment affair.

Should the team reckon they could land Carey Jr. or other players whom they consider to be valuable later in the Draft, they’re expected to trade back in order to bring in more assets. Trading back actually makes sense for Miami, who aren’t keen on waiting for the 2021/22 season to mount another assault on the rest of the league. They already have a pretty solid squad and moving back would be to their benefit if they aren’t impressed by who’s available at No.20.