DRAFT PICKS: Round 1: None Round 2: #43, #60
|2. Michael Beasley||20. Jason Smith||No first-round pick||29. Wayne Simien|
|* Draft rights traded|
Everywhere else. With the exception of Jermaine O'Neal, who will be in his 14th NBA season next year, the Heat are short on experience across the board. Wade, Haslem and Jones each have six seasons of NBA experience, but many of the other regular rotation players such as Beasley, Chalmers and Cook are very green.
Unless they make a trade before Draft day, the Heat only have two second-round picks (one acquired from Indiana and the other from Cleveland) as they have sent their first- and second-round picks to Minnesota.
With only two second-round picks, the Heat will need to be smart heading into Draft night. You can find decent depth in the second round, but it's a rare team that finds a game changer that late into the night.
The Heat need depth and players to complement Wade. If they do their homework, they can find it in this Draft, though the only second-round pick the Heat have had of consequence in the past decade is Rasual Butler, who has averaged 8.3 points per game in 475 NBA games. Butler, however, now plies his trade with the Hornets.