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Team Needs: Shot creation off the bench, Dwyane Wade insurance
Trade Target: Ramon Sessions
The Miami Heat don't need much. When you win back-to-back championships, it's more about maintenance than building.
That said, adding extra insurance can never hurt.
Considering the shaky state of Dwyane Wade's knees, the Heat might want to prepare for the worst-case scenario a little early.
While there's no player who would be able to completely replace what Wade does on the floor if the Heat lose him, Ramon Sessions can do a decent imitation.
Last year with the Charlotte Bobcats, Sessions was a stud sixth man who often played quite a bit of shooting guard. Despite the change in role and position, Sessions put up eye-raising numbers, highlighted by a whopping 7.6 free-throw attempts per 36 minutes.
To provide context for how elite Sessions was at drawing fouls last season, his 7.6 attempts per 36 were 1.2 attempts better than Wade's per-36 totals.
Thanks in large part to his blinding speed, Sessions can pretty regularly get in the paint and create for others. The Heat would miss that without Wade in the lineup and with LeBron James on the bench. Miami's supporting cast is composed almost solely of stand-still shooters.
On a modest $5 million expiring deal, Sessions would fit in Miami's financial window and should be relatively easy to acquire. Something along the lines of Mario Chalmers and a second-round pick for Sessions might make sense for both teams, as Charlotte could be in full-blown asset acquisition mode at some point this year.