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Report: Rudy Gay interested in joining the Miami Heat

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The Sacramento Kings forward reportedly lists the Miami Heat as one of the teams he is interested in joining.

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As of today the Miami Heat currently have 18 players on their roster heading into next month's training camp. Yet that doesn't close the door for future prospects who Miami would be interested in or players looking to bring their talents to South Beach.

According to a report from Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, F Rudy Gay, is said to be interested in the Miami Heat.

According to an associate, the Heat is among teams that very much appeal to Sacramento forward Rudy Gay, who has been available in trades. But Miami likely lacks the tradable assets to acquire him if it wanted to and his $14.2 million player option for 2017-18 is worrisome. Players signed this month in free agency cannot be traded until Dec. 15.

Gay, who turns 30 in 10 days, is a proven scorer with a career average of 19 points a game on 45% shooting. While many deem that to be impressive enough for Miami to consider, I am of the opinion that Rudy Gay is an example of a player who doesn't necessarily make the teams he plays with better. That opinion is actually shared by many across the NBA landscape. In fact each team he has left unceremoniously (Memphis, Toronto) have improved upon his departure from there.

I ultimately don't see this getting anywhere at the end of the day and I do believe that the Miami Heat front office has to and will commit to the youth movement they are leading into the 2016-17 regular season.