It has been an extremely productive NBA offseason for the Miami Heat. It is no surprise that Pay Riley has been aggressive after watching his team get swept out of the first round this season. The Heat have made the appropriate moves in free agency and now could have their sights set on the trade market.
A trade partner to watch is the Minnesota Timberwolves. This is a franchise that has been near the bottom of the Western Conference for years now. They have attempted to bring in some big names but that has not generated into victories. The Timberwolves have to make a decision moving forward.
Will Karl-Anthony Towns be used as a trade piece or will he continue to be the centerpiece player? Minnesota has made the postseason just once with Towns on the roster. This is going to determine how the front office builds the roster moving forward.
Miami has been in win-now mode with Jimmy Butler taking over as the focal point of the team. The front office has been aggressive in free agency and it began with a deal to acquire Kyle Lowry.
This was the point guard that the Heat have been waiting for. Duncan Robinson signed a five-year deal worth $90 million and the core is back in Miami. Moving forward, the Heat could continue to make those big moves that we have seen in the past in order to win a championship.
If the Heat want to upgrade the frontcourt a bit, this is a deal they could look into with the Timberwolves. Here is what that deal between the two sides could look like in the offseason.