NBA Trade Rumors: Miami Heat expected to pass on big-name deadline target?

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NBA Trade Rumors: The Miami Heat are not expected to make a big move for Zach LaVine at the trade deadline.

Winners of nine of their last 10 games, the Miami Heat are one of the hottest teams in the league. After a forgettable offseason, the Heat has done a great job in recovering and have begun to hit their stride this season. All that said, the overwhelming opinion is that if they're going to compete for a championship in the Eastern Conference, the Heat is going to have to make a difference-making move at the NBA Trade Deadline.

Over the last week or so, one potential difference-maker that suddenly became available was Zach LaVine. And to a certain extent, he would make sense for the Heat. He plays an area of need and would be the secondary scorer that the team needs next to Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo.

However, according to a recent report, the Heat don't have any interest in LaVine. Of course, a lot can change between now and the trade deadline. Although, for the time being, it doesn't appear as if the Heat is going to pass on the idea of LaVine.

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The case can be made that the Heat could be waiting on a second shot at Donovan Mitchell, who could be the next superstar candidate to demand a trade. Of course, we don't know that for sure but the idea of Mitchell hitting the trade market is clearly something that the Heat is willing to wait and see.

It may not be the best idea for the Heat to once again play the waiting game when it comes to upgrading their roster, but if they believe it gives them the best chance at winning a title that's exactly what they're going to do.

Miami could make another move at the trade deadline but it doesn't appear, at least for now, that they're going to go all-in on a player like LaVine. Either way, how the Heat performs over the next couple of months could ultimately decide that.

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The biggest takeaway from this most recent report is teh fact that the targe market for LaVine appears to be close to nonexistent. If that is the case, it puts the Chicago Bulls in a very awkward situation. The next couple o