So now that the Miami Heat have the tenth pick, expect more mock drafts everyday until draft night on June 25th. But instead of sifting through all of the sites to find out what the experts predict Miami will do, we decided to take the picks from various writers from different sites and compiled them all here instead.
STANLEY JOHNSON, F ARIZONA, 6-7, 245
Chad Ford - ESPN:
"Johnson makes a lot of sense here for the Heat; he’s one of the most NBA-ready prospects in the draft, with the size and strength to play right away."
Kevin O'Conner - SB Nation:
"Johnson is a high-end, versatile defensive player and provides complementary offense with his shooting and pick-and-roll play."
Jason McIntyre - The Big Lead - USA Today:
"Johnson has potential to be a Top 5 pick, but he doesn't shoot the three well. He’s kind of D Wade-like at the offensive end (but heavier). In fact, Johnson would do a great job of helping extend Wade’s career."
KELLY OUBRE, G/F KANSAS, 6-7, 200
Zach Harper - CBS Sports:
"Oubre will be able to add talent on both ends of the floor."
Ira Winderman - Sun Sentinel:
"Oubre mimics the game of James Ennis. But Pat Riley has always been high on potential and upside, and there is plenty with Oubre if a handle can be established."
"Kelly Oubre is far from a polished player at this point but is incredibly talented. Size length scoring instincts are off the charts."
"Oubre’s massive wingspan — it came in at 7-2 1/4 in Chicago — makes him a potentially great defensive player."
FRANK KAMINSKY, F/C WISCONSIN, 7-0, 234
Jonathon Wasserman - Bleacher Report:
"Wisconsin's star center will supply efficient offense and enough defensive size and mobility. The skilled 7-footer is ready to contribute immediately & will help Erik Spoelstra get the most out of the Dwyane Wade-Chris Bosh era. Matchup problem for anyone because of the way he handles it, and how he shoots it,"
Trevor Lowry - RantSports
"NBA-ready and he can splash threes like it is his job. He would greatly help out any team right now."
MYLES TURNER, C TEXAS, 6-11, 240
Chris Mannix - Sports Illustrated:
"Turner is a tantalizing talent. He’s long, blocks shots and has three-point potential. He’s a stretch-five prospect. He’s also a superior defender with excellent timing"
Sam Vecenie - CBS Sports:
"Modern NBA bigs that every team is looking for. He has legitimate 3-point range out to the college line, and could become an elite rim protector."
DEVIN BOOKER, G KENTUCKY, 6-6, 206
Ed Isaacon - Yahoo Sports:
"Booker will give the Heat some depth at the shooting guard position. He’s one of the top long-range shooters in the draft, as well as a strong perimeter defender. He’s certainly not a Wade-type guard, but he’ll give the Heat some needed scoring and defense, at least in the short-term."
So that's everyone who could be available for the Heat.
Miami is a team of needs but the best part, is that the needs all come from the bench. It's well known what the Miami's potential starting five can do, so this draft is about finding Dwyane Wade's backup, and if not his then maybe Luol Deng's or adding another big man to the rotation.
It would be great if this pick ends up being amazing, especially for Wade and his knees, but if not amazing, the 10th pick must be good enough to contribute a significant role off the bench. Each of the five above can do that.
So who will Miami pick?