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26. Miami Heat

Tyler Ennis, PG, Syracuse

Mar 22, 2014; Buffalo, NY, USA; Dayton Flyers forward Dyshawn Pierre (21) tries to block Syracuse Orange guard Tyler Ennis (11) during the third round of the 2014 NCAA Tournament at First Niagara Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

What do the Miami Heat need more than anything? A distributing point guard that buys into winning more than anything and fills his role without complaining one bit.  Starter Mario Chalmers was 31st in the league in assists per game. Ennis might be an upgrade, or the least a solid backup at point that makes game changing plays.

Ennis is more than a distributor though. He has great outside range and a solid move to the basket. The Heat obviously don’t need him with penetration, but they could us the help of a guard running the offense at points. Especially without LeBron James on the floor. The Heat have three starters who are in the top 50 when it comes to turnovers per game. Ennis doesn’t lose the basketball. He is a perfectionist point guard that is always looking to find ways to get better.

He isn’t the most athletically gifted player in the world, but does Miami need any more athletic talent?

Ennis took over the college basketball world early in the season. It was his versatility on offense that really showcased what type of player he is. At 19, there is a lot of growth opportunities. There isn’t a better team to learn from than the Heat.

He has proven to be a great defender in the 2-3 zone, but it’s still unknown if he can translate that to the NBA.

Ennis would get a good opportunity to play right away and a longer leash than on most teams to better his game.