Miami Heat: Bradley Beal watch approaches as interest is legitimized

Bradley Beal (Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports)
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Bradley Beal watch is on the horizon for the Miami Heat. 

The Miami Heat is hoping to make a deep run in this year’s playoffs, but should they fall short there’s a strong indication that the team will head into the postseason with a goal of acquiring top talent. With one player in particular that makes a ton of sense.

And that’s Bradley Beal.

Beal is a player that many teams across the league have had their eyes on, not just the Heat. However, according to a recent report, the Heat have been named as a “legitimate suitor” for Beal.

Of course, the expectation around the league is that Beal will elect to re-sign with the Washington Wizards. But, in the event that Beal changes his mind at some point during the offseason, the Heat will be there ready to pounce.

That said, it does take two to tango in this NBA carousel. But there are plenty of reasons why the Heat would make a ton of sense for Beal.

For one, this is a team that could be viewed as a player away. With Kyle Lowry, Jimmy Butler, and Bam Adebayo as the unshakable core, adding a Beal would undoubtedly take this team to the next level.

It would be costly, though, and would almost certainly gut the team’s bench and remaining draft assets. Though, if a move would deliver a championship, you can bet that Pat Riley would be able to do what’s necessary.

Either way, if there’s one thing that has become abundantly clear with this report, it’s that this is just one thing to watch heading into the offseason. This could all be moot if the Heat goes on another miracle playoff run and defy all odds by winning a championship, but if they fall short you can absolutely bet that this team is going to push hard for a big move during the offseason.

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The Heat is trending in the right direction and there’s a chance that we haven’t even seen the best version of this reshuffled core. Maybe Beal can be added to it this offseason?