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NBA Draft: Could Pitt's Brad Wanamaker Wind Up With The Miami Heat?

Anson Whaley at Cardiac Hill wonders if Pitt's Brad Wanamaker might soon be joining LeBron James with the Miami Heat:

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Personally, I wouldn't get all that excited about the prospect. A lot of things still have to happen.

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For one, Wanamaker has to fall out of the draft. That is a big possibility, but no sure thing. Then the Heat have to decide that they actually want Wanamaker. They may be intrigued about the idea of having him, but a big factor will be just who else is available as a free agent. Some players they may have expected to be drafted in the second round could slip out of the draft, which would obviously change things.

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Then there's the fact that the Heat aren't necessarily a great fit for Wanamaker. They have three point guards in Mike Bibby, Mario Chalmers, and Eddie House and shooting guards Dwyane Wade and Mike Miller.

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Pitt coach Jamie Dixon has said that the Heat have talked to him about Wanamaker. Judging from Ray Fittipaldo's report, this might be something to watch out for. If Wanamaker slips out of the draft entirely, which could well happen, the Heat could grab him. As Anson implies, they don't have much need for him right now, but they would see him as someone who could help down the line.

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