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Heat interested in LaMarcus Aldridge, could draft big man

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Miami may take the sharpshooting TJ Leaf in the Draft.

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The Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson said that the Miami Heat are interested in LaMarcus Aldridge. But the Spurs are reportedly looking for a haul that Miami would have trouble matching.

Jackson also said that Miami could sign a power rotation player in the Draft — and not as a second-round pick, as I wrote about last week. Jackson again reiterated that Heat executives fear that “Willie Reed will price himself out of Miami’s range.”

Don’t be surprised if the Heat looks at a power rotation player at No. 14, even more so if Duke shooting guard Luke Kennard and Louisville combo guard Donovan Mitchell are off the board. We’ve heard Charlotte heavily linked to Mitchell at 11, and many expect Kennard to be gone by 14.

We’ve previously mentioned Heat interest in UCLA’s T.J. Leaf, the sweet-shooting power forward who shot 61.7 percent overall and 41.6 percent on threes (27 for 58) in his one year in college.

Be sure to continue checking here for the latest updates on the Heat’s Draft night.