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Heat preparing for blockbuster 2021 free agency class


The Miami Heat aren’t considered heavy favorites to win the Larry O’Brien trophy this coming season. However, there are two summers that Heat fans can look forward to where they can snag some of the best free agents on the market.

According to The Athletic’s Shams Chanaria, the team is looking ahead to snagging big time free agents in 2021. If they manage to pull any single one of these signings off, they will be able to bring a team to a state of relevance that hasn’t been seen since their Big Three era early in the 2010s.

One of their biggest targets is the Greek Freak. Giannis Antetokounmpo is yet to sign a contract extension with the Milwaukee Bucks. While he says he still wants to remain a Buck, the Heat could swoop him up in the summer if Milwaukee doesn’t tie him down to a supermax deal.

Another big target that they can go for is Bradley Beal. It’s true that he signed an extension with the Washington Wizards, but that refurbished deal will only run until 2021. If the Wizards fail to give him a team that he can win a lot of basketball games with, it’s very possible that he will uproot himself from DC and move to South Beach.

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George could also make early exits in 2021 if the Clippers experiment doesn’t work out. Finally, they could also aim for a reunion with LeBron and see him off with a grand tour back in his number 6 jersey.

The Heat can make a lot of moves within the next two summers. It’s up to Pat Riley which players he think will win him another chip.