5 Trade Targets to Help out LeBron James and Dwyane Wade

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5 Trade Targets to Help out LeBron James and Dwyane Wade
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The Miami Heat are off to a very respectable 10-3 start in their title defense quest. 

Just 13 games into the 2012-2013 NBA season, we have learned a lot about the defending champions. 

First and foremost, the Heat's defense is uncharacteristically bad so far this season, allowing 100.3 points per game, which ties them for fifth-worst in the league. They have had trouble either defending the perimeter or defending the paint. When the defense zones in on one, then the other usually suffers. 

Miami also has been plagued by poor point guard play, with neither Mario Chalmers nor Norris Cole emerging as reliable floor generals. 

In addition, the Heat have suffered from dreadful rebounding. The Heat's 39.6 rebounds per game sit at fourth-worst in the NBA. 

While none of these issues have been overly detrimental to the team, they are problems that must be fixed if Miami is seriously going to defend its title.

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have been the primary point guards, shouldering most of that responsibility, while LeBron and Chris Bosh have anchored the rebounding.

Here are five trade targets that could help James, Wade and the Heat out.  

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