The Miami Heat had been two wins away from winning the 2020 NBA championship.
Now, the team is ready on enhancing its roster so it may get over the hump subsequent season. According to Sean Deveney of Forbes.com, the Heat are curious about Toronto Raptors veteran Serge Ibaka.
“The Raptors are still the favorite to keep Ibaka,” Deveney reported. “But if he leaves, he would only do so to have a chance at a championship—teams like the [Boston] Celtics, the [Los Angeles] Clippers, the Heat, the [Dallas] Mavericks and the [Portland] Trail Blazers are among those interested in Ibaka. The [Los Angeles] Lakers, though, would offer him the best chance at another ring.”
Ibaka, 31, gathered 15.4 points, 8.2 boards and 1.4 assists per game final season. As a matter of truth, his scoring common was the very best of his career.
Furthermore, Ibaka had one of one of the best offensive shows of his career through the 2020 playoffs. The center put up 14.8 points and seven.7 rebounds per game within the postseason.
The defensive stalwart helped the Raptors seize the 2019 NBA title. He has essential playoff expertise in addition to stellar play to offer teams in free agency.
The Heat misplaced to the Lakers within the 2020 NBA Finals. One of the Heat’s areas of deficiency was in rebounding. They had no reply for superstar large man Anthony Davis.
Adding a center like Ibaka to the combo would certainly assist the Heat out and alleviate any considerations across the basket. However, the Heat gained’t do something that may jeopardize their 2021 cap area.