MIAMI (AP) The Miami Heat made no picks in Thursday night’s NBA draft.
It was the third time in the last six years that the team didn’t have a draft selection, and stems from trades that were made long ago.
What would have been Thursday’s first-round pick – No. 18 – was traded away in 2015 in the deal that brought Goran Dragic to the Heat from Phoenix. That pick changed hands multiple times from there and ultimately ended up with Oklahoma City, which used it to select Tre Mann.
Miami’s second-round pick would have been No. 48 and was initially traded to Portland in 2016 in a move that the Heat used to escape the repeater tax at the time. It also was traded several more times and wound up in the hands of Atlanta, which used it on Sharife Cooper.
Miami had only one pick in 2020, using that first-round selection on Precious Achiuwa. The Heat are the only NBA team to have made less than two selections in the last two drafts combined.
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