NBA Draft 2018 rumors: Heat willing to deal Justise Winslow for first-round pick

Miami is looking to acquire a pick in the 2018 NBA Draft.

The team currently does not have a selection. But, it is interested in dealing for a first-round pick, according to a report from Sports Illustrated.

One team to keep an eye on as the draft nears: the Miami Heat, who have been pursuing the possibility of acquiring a first-round selection, according to multiple league sources. At the moment, the Heat don’t own a draft pick.

The Nuggets have been rumored to be shopping this pick to either move up in the draft or offload salary in light of Nikola Jokic’s upcoming extension. If they do stay here, Bridges would make a lot of sense.

Still, with positional size and impressive catch-and-shoot numbers on unguarded attempts (91st percentile, per Synergy), there’s upside here. Wilkes needs to prove he can be a better shooter off movement and more disruptive defender as a sophomore.

Smith will likely spend his freshman season playing alongside returning frontcourt mate Bruno Fernando. His ability to knock down 3s from the outside will be important as Maryland looks to retain some semblance of appropriate spacing.

The 6-10 big is already an effective scorer, but he needs to add significant weight and strength to fill out his size for the next level.

Ponds is probably most well known for being the point guard who forced Duke to switch into a 2-3 zone permanently after carving up Duke’s Marvin Bagley and Wendell Carter in an upset of the Blue Devils last season.

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