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Could Omri Casspi help solve the Heat's shooting problems?

The Heat front office is quite aware of the team's primary issue: ranking 28th in the NBA in three-point shooting

The question is how to effectively address that deficiency, in light of its limited assets, a tight trade market and a preference to reduce, rather than increase, its tax burden. 

Miami has explored numerous options, one of which is Sacramento's Omri Casspi, who entered Tuesday's play at 42.2 percent from behind the arc, 11th in the NBA among players with at least 100 attempts. He's 89 of 211, which would be the most conversions on the Heat, eight more than Chris Bosh. He's also reasonably young (27) and cheap (on a two-year, $6 million contract).

So it's not likely, without including a draft choice -- and Miami can't trade a first-rounder before the 2024 draft -- that Miami can just dump cap space (in the form of, say, Chris Andersen's contract) on Sacramento. It may need to include a player of some value, and sources say Sacramento has expressed interest in Tyler Johnson, even though Johnson may miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury.

Certainly, it's no guarantee that Casspi will end up with the Heat prior to the Feb. 18 trade deadline. 

But he's one of the names worth watching. 











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