June 6, 2018, 11:13 amPat RileyTeam, Miami Heat
According to an official with a Western Conference team that has spoken to the Heat, Miami hasn’t been trying to acquire a first round pick but seems to have interest in possibly acquiring a second rounder.
The Heat will enter this year’s NBA Draft without a pick and with limitations about how they can trade or acquire future picks. Miami’s first-round pick was dealt to the Suns as part of the Goran Dragic deal, while their second-round pick was dealt back in 2016 as part of purging Chris Anderson’s contract and clearing some much needed cap space. If the Heat wants to acquire a second-round pick for cash, there are some limitations as, because of the $5.1 million that was sent along with Josh McRoberts to the Mavs in another cap-clearing trade last July, the Heat can agree to buy a second-round pick the night of the draft but not complete the trade until July 6th, once the new calendar year begins.
Source: Miami Herald
May 18, 2018, 6:27 pmPat RileyPresident, Miami Heat
Miami Heat president Pat Riley spent the week at the draft combine in Chicago despite the Heat not having a pick in this year’s draft.
Teams are allowed a maximum of 20 interviews during the combine and the Heat have already used all of theirs, including with Miami guard Bruce Brown, Texas-Arlington forward Kevin Hervey, Maryland guard Kevin Huerter, Nevada forward Cody Martin and Southern Cal forward Chimezie Metu. The Heat seem to be preparing for the draft as if they had a pick, and there’s a good chance Pat Riley pulls off a trade to obtain a pick.
Source: Palm Beach Post