NBA Draft 2014: Miami Heat trade for Shabazz Napier, impress LeBron

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LeBron James is pleased with the acquisition of the two-time NCAA champion.

The Miami Heat were able to complete a trade with the Charlotte Hornets to secure the rights to UConn point guard and two-time NCAA Champion Shabazz Napier in Thursday's NBA draft.

The Heat will send the rights to P.J. Hairston, their #26 selection, along with the rights to point guard Semaj Christon (the Heat's #55 second round pick) and a future second rounder. The trade was first reported by ESPN's Andy Katz immediately after Napier was selected by the Hornets at #24.

Pat Riley has undoubtedly pleased LeBron James with the move and didn't even have to sacrifice Norris Cole in the trade. The Heat President landed an NBA-ready point guard that fills a position of great need, a proven winner, and a high basketball IQ player that could easily be plugged into the organization while instantly making the team younger and more athletic.

"No way u take another PG in the lottery before Napier," LeBron had tweeted back in April.

Bottom line, the team's primary mission this summer is to keep LeBron happy. Pat Riley, mission accomplished today.

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