The Miami Heat became the juggernaut they are today mostly through free agency, but that doesn't mean the franchise hasn't made some great draft picks over the years. So we decided to rank the best of the best from the Heat on the 26 draft days that they've been a part of.
Now, there's more that goes into a draft choice being a smart selection than just how a player performed wearing a Heat uniform.
Value is important. Getting a key player in the second round is more impressive than getting one in the first round.
While for the purposes of this list we're not very concerned with how well a player performed after he left Miami, it adds to a player's standing if, say, the Heat traded him and the return package was helpful to the franchise. Simply put, if a pick led to good things for Miami in a future trade or free-agency period, it was a good pick.
So, with those as our considerations, here are the top-five picks in Heat history.