clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Heat fans should LOVE the Precious Achiuwa pick

New, comments

He seems to be a perfect fit for Miami.

Houston v Memphis Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images

The Miami Heat selected Precious Achiuwa with the 20th pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. And I’m here to tell you that you should love this pick!

Yes, there was a lot of chatter that the Heat would be interested in Tyrese Maxey who was available, but this pick is actually what the Heat need. They wanted size, and with who was available, Achiuwa is a great pick.

Achiuwa is a 6’9 F/C with a 7’2 wingspan. A versatile and mobile defender who does a great job attacking the offense glass, rim running in transition and relentless in pursuit of the ball. In fact, he may just be all that Miami is.

A perfect fit, says Kevin O’Connor. And that is exactly what the Heat culture needs — players that fit their mold. Achiuwa has a lot of room for improvement on top of what he already can offer the Heat starting this season.

Achiuwa has the aspirations to be something special.

If Precious does develop and outside shot that is consistent, then boy do the Heat have a great player.

This is a good pick for Miami. It fills a need. They didn’t need another guard or wing as much as they needed someone with size and mobility. Bam was the only physical player that could defend both from the paint and perimeter. Kelly Olynyk and Meyers Leonard are not that versatile. Precious can be — so if he can find his way offensively, then he is a great addition.

You should love this pick because Precious will always leave it all out there and he will play hard like you want Heat Culture to be.

COMMENT
What do you think of the pick?

Poll

Are you satisfied with the pick of Precious Achiuwa?

This poll is closed

  • 98%
    YES
    (859 votes)
  • 1%
    NO
    (15 votes)
874 votes total Vote Now