Although the current Miami Heat is attempting to win their third consecutive NBA Championship, Pat Riley and company still have an eye on the future.
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The Heat have been able to make some noise later in the draft, most notably taking then little known Cleveland State point guard Norris Cole with the 28th-overall pick in the first round of the 2011 NBA Draft. This year, the Heat, who hold the 26th-overall pick will be trying to strike gold again.
With the Heat’s big three of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh able to become free agents, this could be one of, if not the, most important pick of the big three era.
According to Jeff Goodman of ESPN.com, the Heat have lined up workouts with former UCLA Bruins’ guard Jordan Adams, former Connecticut Huskies’ forward DeAndre Daniels, former Wichita State Shockers’ forward Cleanthony Early and former North Carolina Tar Heels and Texas Legends’ guard P.J. Hairston will all be working out for the Heat.
Adams averaged 17.4 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 2.3 assists per game last season while Daniels went for 13.1 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game, Anthony put up 16.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game and Hairston averaged 21.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game in the D-League last season.