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Talent vs. need now Heat's quandary in NBA Draft

Talent vs. need now Heat's quandary in NBA Draft

Perhaps the depths of 2014-15, the Miami Heat's first lottery finish in seven years, simplified the NBA Draft equation for Pat Riley. For the Heat, drafting for need and drafting for talent could be one and the same when it's time to make the No. 10 selection Thursday. If nothing else, the just-completed NBA Finals showed the value of depth, of how the Golden State Warriors played through the early stages of the playoffs behind the bulk of Andrew Bogut and then finished off the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals by turning to small ball. In a league that now has a chameleon champion, the ultimate message could be as simple as versatility. It is what the Heat had during...

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