Heat Trade Rumors: Expect Only Minor Moves from Miami on Deadline Day
Sometimes the best move you can make at the trade deadline is no move at all.
That's the case in Miami this year, where the defending champion Heat are rolling right along in the Eastern Conference playoff race. At 36-14, the Heat have the East's best record and a good chance to hit the 60-win mark.
That being said, sometimes fans and players expect general managers to provide certain tweaks to the roster to maximize the team's chances at playoff success.
Miami already did that this season by adding veteran center Chris Andersen to the team, and that move will likely serve as Miami's final acquisition of the 2012-13 season.
At least, that's the sentiment held by both myself and that of Miami Sun-Sentinel writer Ira Winderman.
Winderman noted that although Pat Riley has been active in past years, this current group of players doesn't require the amount of full-scale changes that the team needed during the 1990s and early 2000s.
Here's an excerpt from Winderman's piece:
And then, just before NBA trading deadlines in 2008 and 2009 came blockbusters, first Shaquille O'Neal traded to the for Shawn Marion and Marcus Banks, and then Marion and Banks rerouted the following year to the Toronto Raptors for Jermaine O'Neal and Jamario Moon.
And since that 2009 trading deadline? Crickets. That likely won't change this season, with the 2013 NBA trading deadline at 3 p.m. Thursday, when the Heat will be preparing for their nationally televised road game against the
Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) February 12, 2013
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