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Small Miami Heat trade possibility

The Miami Heat have issues rebounding, which has led them to be believed as a team that is conquerable to say the least. The Miami Heat are currently 30-14, and lead the Eastern Conference by a half game over the New York Knicks.

The Knicks are a team that CAN rebound. With Tyson Chandler, Amare Stoudemire, and Carmelo Anthony in your frontcourt, I sure can see why.

The Miami Heat are a great team, obviously, as they are coming off a lockout-shortened season, a season in which they won the NBA Championship for the 2nd time in the franchises history, and a first for the best current NBA player, LeBron James.

Although the Heat's "Big Three" rebound well together as a trio, they are not getting much help elsewhere, other than occasional good rebounding nights by Udonis Haslem. So, I was thinking about it, and it would more than likely greatly benefit the Miami Heat in the short run at another championship if they could bring in a young big that has shown promise, but hasn't been given enough opportunity to prove himself.

The big I am talking about is Timofey Mozgov of the Denver Nuggets. Mozgov has averaged about 3 rebounds in 10 minutes of playing time off of the bench for the Denver Nuggets. In a crowded frontcourt with Kosta Koufos, JaVale McGee, Kenneth Faried, and Anthony Randolph, Timofey Mozgov becomes expendable to the Denver Nuggets, who are loaded with young talent.

Timofey Mozgov brings exactly what the Miami Heat need to the table - size, strength, rebounding, toughness, and defense. Mozgov could develop nicely if thrown into a starting role, and the Heat would benefit a lot more by moving Bosh back to the power forward, where he can stretch the defense and play better defense of his own.

As of right now, I just cannot see the Miami Heat competing with teams like New York and Chicago if they cannot start to rebound the ball. Mozgov is a cheap, yet reliable player who could ultimately help this aging Miami Heat squad return to the "Promise-Land", and help Miami win a second straight NBA Championship.

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I like Mozgov but I read

I like Mozgov but I read Denver is still high on him so Denver may be trying to sell him high; maybe too rich for Miami's blood.

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Ehh

I'm not so sure, honestly. I'm a Denver Nuggets fan, and from what I have seen, they like Kosta Koufos (for whatever reason) more than they like Mozgov. McGee is their answer at center, and Koufos starts for us, so I really can't see us keeping him.

Mozgov believe it or not has been the player that most GM's ask about from us. Other teams see the value in him, and we have enough already to be able to move him. Denver probably wouldn't take too much. Maybe a lousy, expiring contract just so Miami can afford him, as well as throwing in a second round pick somewhere.

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not enough

"Maybe a lousy, expiring contract just so Miami can afford him, as well as throwing in a second round pick somewhere."

Mozgov has an expiring contract so getting an expiring contract doesn't mean anything + second rounder's aren't going to sweeten it enough.

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Yeah McGee and Koufos is the

Yeah McGee and Koufos is the answers but Mozgov is an athletic 7 footer that can rebound, block shots, and finish around the rim. I think Miami should trade the Philly pick(most likely between 15-20) to get an established center like Mozgov. Isn't he signed to a team friendly contract also?

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What does Miami have to

What does Miami have to give?
If they are interested, I doubt they're the only ones. They'd have to beat what other teams have to offer.

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Phillys' first round pick

Phillys' first round pick and that's about it

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I like this trade for the

I like this trade for the Heat. The Philly pick could be a nice fit with the Nuggets.

As a Thunder fan I would also like Mozgov there cause U'm still not sold Thabeet can play for more than 10 mins a game.

Btw Mozgov is a RFA after this season wich is a gamble if you trade for him, cause teams will be making offers to him in the Offseason and that could be expensive to match. The Nuggets on the other hand have all options and for sure will be sell high once the right deals flyes by.
From what I read half of the League is after Mozgov what I really understand cause he can give any team a least 20 mins a game rightaway - at least! He's still young and has upside.

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Hawks

The last thing Denver needs is another draft pick. I think the Hawks can get him for one or even 2 of their Sg, since 3 point shooting is a weakness in Denver.

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i also think a proven big

i also think a proven big like Darko Milicic should be looked at

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I'm not sure if proven vet is

I'm not sure if proven vet is the right word but I know what you mean.

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it might need to be a three

it might need to be a three team trade, the nuggets dont need another pick, it would look like this

nuggets- get player from 3rd team, maybe a shooter
heat get mozgov
3rd team- get 76ers pick

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The Knicks are a team that

The Knicks are a team that CAN rebound. With Tyson Chandler, Amare Stoudemire, and Carmelo Anthony in your frontcourt, I sure can see why.

LOL at "rebound" and "Amare"

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