NBA Trade Rumors: 5 Players the Miami Heat Need to Target

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NBA Trade Rumors: 5 Players the Miami Heat Need to Target

At 12-5, the Miami Heat look poised for another run to the NBA Finals this season. However, injury problems and issues finishing out games have led many to believe that this team will come up short, just like in 2011. 

LeBron James is having another MVP-caliber season, at second in the league with 28.9 points per game and averaging a fourth-best 55.2 field-goal percentage. The Heat are second in the NBA in points per game with 104.6, but their 22nd ranked defense is a huge drop-off from last year.

The Heat desperately need more consistent scoring and rebounding from players not named LeBron, Chris or Dwyane if they want to win "not five...not six...not seven...".

If they can avoid trading one of the "Big Three," a deal this season could help put this team over the top and address some weaknesses that are keeping them from dominating the NBA on a nightly basis.  

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