The Miami Heat have already set their sights on acquiring a veteran presence who can boost their campaign for the remainder of the 2020-21 season. An emerging name is forward P.J. Tucker but the Houston Rockets reportedly have a steep asking price in exchange for his services.

Via Jake Fischer of Bleacher Report:

“The Rockets have since been categorized as inconsistent with their asking price on Tucker. There has been a long-whispered rumor of Brooklyn possibly sending Spencer Dinwiddie to Houston for Tucker, and the Rockets are even said to have posed Miami trading either Tyler Herro or Duncan Robinson for him.”

It would be crazy to think that the Heat will agree to ship one of their young players in order to acquire a veteran like Tucker. Despite serving as an excellent role player for the Rockets over the past few years, the production of the 35-year-old forward has significantly dipped this season.

Tucker is only limited to averages of 4.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, and 1.4 assists through 32 games played this season. It can't be denied that he is still capable of making an impact on the defensive end but acquiring him wouldn't be worth it if the Rockets will remain adamant about lowering their steep asking price.

Instead, the Heat can continue to develop their young guys like Tyler Herro and Duncan Robinson or save their value in order to trade for a much better player in the future.

Despite the rumors, a player like Tucker will definitely garner significant interest from many teams heading to the March 25 trade deadline. However, the Heat will most likely pull their name out of the P.J. Tucker sweepstakes, considering how things stand today.