Miami Heat Pursued Kyrie Irving Before Trade Deadline, Eyeing Star Addition

Photo: Instagram/Kyrie Irving

According to a report by The Athletic's Shams Charania, the Miami Heat made an offer to the Brooklyn Nets for Kyrie Irving before the trade deadline.

This move by the Heat was in line with their plan to strengthen their roster after losing in the NBA Finals to the Denver Nuggets. The team's front office, led by Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo, is looking to add another star player to their lineup.

Irving, who eventually joined the Dallas Mavericks, could be a player the Heat revisit in their pursuit of a championship-caliber team.

Photo: Instagram/Kyrie Irving

Charania stated during a FanDuel appearance that the Heat are exploring the star market and had made an offer for Irving just before his trade to the Mavericks.

The team believes that adding another talented player, particularly in the guard position, could alleviate the load on Butler and Adebayo, especially during the regular season. The question now is whether the Heat will circle back to Irving as they feel they may be just one piece away from being a true title contender.

Interestingly, the Heat were not initially considered among the top suitors for Irving back in February. However, with Irving's impending free agency, there is growing anticipation regarding his next destination and the impact it will have on the Heat.

All eyes will be on South Beach as free agency kicks off on June 30 at 6 p.m. ET, with fans eagerly waiting to see which marquee name will don a Heat jersey.

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Source: Sports Illustrated


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