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Miami has pick #27 in the 1st round of the NBA Draft.

Projected picks from top draft sites are:

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Jeff Taylor - 6'7", 213 pound, 23yrs old, Small Forward, Senior, Vanderbilt
16.1ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.7apg, 1.3spg, 49.3%fg, 42.3% 3fg, 32.1mpg

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Jared Cunningham - 6'5", 188 pound, 21yrs old, Shooting Guard, Junior, Oregon State
17.9ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.8apg, 2.5spg, 45.0%fg, 33.8% 3fg, 34.6mpg

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Jared Cunningham - 6'5", 188 pound, 21yrs old, Shooting Guard, Junior, Oregon State
17.9ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.8apg, 2.5spg, 45.0%fg, 33.8% 3fg, 34.6mpg

Other names mentioned are Festus Ezeli and Tyshawn Taylor.

Who do you want us to draft?
 

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Jared Cunningham is my sleeper pick similar to Iman Shumpert, would be a nice wing off the bench and groom to be the starting 2 of the future.
 

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I think rebounding and general inside toughness is what the Heat need most. I'd look at Ezeli or Melo. If they're both gone, take a flyer on a shooter.
 

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My pipedream is those injury red flags scare teams of Sullinger and he falls to us.

Yes, pipedream it is.

Otherwise i'd like us just to go BPA. We can sign a Center in the offseason - take the talent.
 

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Doesnt look like Melo will be there by our pic anymore, so if there isnt another big worthy enough to be chosen in the 1st and given guaranteed money, then adding a young and athletic wing player would be the next best thing.
 

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Doesnt look like Melo will be there by our pic anymore, so if there isnt another big worthy enough to be chosen in the 1st and given guaranteed money, then adding a young and athletic wing player would be the next best thing.
I'd rather stash a euro prospect or sell the pick if we can't find a big. I think we're fine on small players.
 

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Pretty crazy that the draft in next week and that Summer league starts in just a couple of weeks after that.

btw, DraftExpress now has us taking Jace's boy Festus Ezeli.
 

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I'd love for Andrew Nicholson to drop. We don't need him but man he's going to be a hell of a player.
 

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You and I are going to wrestle but first I have a lot of grievances to air so get ready.
 

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The Houston Rockets are shopping Samuel Dalembert, according to sources. He may be packaged with one of Houston’s first-round picks.

Other sources have since confirmed this.

The Rockets have the No. 14 and No. 16 picks in the first round. This would be a financial move for whoever took on Dalembert — he is owed $6.7 million for next year but he can be bought out for $1.5 million by July 8. Someone will buy him out. At which point he would become a free agent.

As for Dalembert, in a separate interview with Hoopsworld he says he wants to stay with the Rockets. And they have given no indication of their plans to him.

“No,” Dalembert said in an exclusive interview with HOOPSWORLD when asked if the Rockets have given him any indication what they might do. “They have so much to figure out this summer for themselves. I’m just going out there and making sure I get myself ready whether they keep me or not. I Just have to stay ready.

“I like it in Houston. It’s a very nice city. The people are very hospitable. The people are really good here, nice. It’s a good organization. I enjoy myself with the guys. We had good times, fun times.”
Report: Rockets shopping Dalembert, but he wants to stay

You could be here right now Dalembert. Now you're about to get traded and waived. SMH.
 

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^He's really, really, really (I could go on) dumb. Houston couldn't wait to drop him from the lineup once they got Camby. I'm so glad we didn't get him. Maybe at the right price I would have swallowed my tongue.
 

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Dalembert...yeah...not huge on him, but still he'd be a handy pickup. He's got size, which is always a plus.

I kinda don't want us to draft a Center. We know any young big guy won't get time here, so what's the point? We play small ball so often, might as well get a 3/4 who can give us some energy and athleticism.

I think Miller is almost a certainty for amnesty, so i'd like us to get a shooter if that's the case. Doron Lamb would be a great fit - he's a Kentucky kid, so you know Riles is all over that.

Otherwise, i'd take a flyer on Quincy Miller.

Got a feeling Miami will likely trade out of the 1st round to early 2nd if they feel the prospect they want will slip. The less guaranteed money the better, and that's normally what we do.
 

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Dalembert...yeah...not huge on him, but still he'd be a handy pickup. He's got size, which is always a plus.

I kinda don't want us to draft a Center. We know any young big guy won't get time here, so what's the point? We play small ball so often, might as well get a 3/4 who can give us some energy and athleticism.

I think Miller is almost a certainty for amnesty, so i'd like us to get a shooter if that's the case. Doron Lamb would be a great fit - he's a Kentucky kid, so you know Riles is all over that.

Otherwise, i'd take a flyer on Quincy Miller.

Got a feeling Miami will likely trade out of the 1st round to early 2nd if they feel the prospect they want will slip. The less guaranteed money the better, and that's normally what we do.
Been wanting to say this but thought I'd be shown the door by everyone. Particularly with Bosh emerging as a decent and willing C, and LeBron proving he's best used at PF, we could really use an athletic combo forward or even swingman.

Miller's definitely done. Likely going to retire. Its so brutal for him every year now. Remember the year before we got him he almost single-handedly beat us. Literally. He dislocated his shoulder and kept playing with one arm. I hated him that game. Made play after and play and wouldn't go away...with that weird long blond hair.
 

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^ Yep, in which case i'd be interested in pursuing:

- Terrence Jones (would need a mid 1st rounder)
- Jared Sullinger (unlikely, unless teams get really scared of his medical red flag)
- Perry Jones (would need a mid 1st rounder)
- Draymond Green (possible at our spot)
- Darius Miller (2nd rounder)
- Quincy Miller (possible at our spot)
 

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I like the Jones boys in theory, but don't see that happening at all.

I like the idea of Green, though I'm not incredibly familiar with his game. I know I've heard lots of good things that indicate to me he could make an early impact.

Bout to read up on the Millers.

I also like the idea of LeBryan Nash, even though he's very raw. Mega athletic with natural talent. He may've pulled out, though, as I don't see him on DX.
 

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A true SG would be nice. Havent had one to back up Wade in a while. We'd be so much better if we had a JR Smith type off the bench.
 

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Heat working out Fab Melo today
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The NBA Draft intrigue continues, with Feb Melo, who played his prep ball in Broward at Sagemont, posting on his Twitter account, "On to Miami 3-0-5."
Then again, maybe its just a vacation since he played down here. He seems to really like it down here
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My mom was in a plane for the first time yesterday. I'm so glad to get see her at Dade county. it's a very special moment for us.
 

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Fab Melo? No thank you.

A lot of scouts are saying Jared Sullinger could slip into the 2nd round with apparent back issues. If he's there at our pick, we need to snatch him up. He isn't too big, but the kid can play.
 
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