The NBA Draft is still two months away, but it’s never too early to start thinking about whom your team may take.
In his most recent mock draft, Ford has the Heat selecting Arizona small forward Stanley Johnson with the tenth pick.
It’s worth noting here that if Miami gets a pick outside of the top-10, the pick goes to the Philadelphia 76ers. But there is a small chance of that happening.
The Heat finished with the tenth-worst record in the NBA and has a 90.8 percent chance of picking in the top 10.
There is also a very minute chance that the Heat moves into the lottery: Miami maintains a 1.1 percent chance of landing the top pick and a 4.0 percent chance of selecting in the top three.
Regarding Johnson, the Heat already has Loul Deng, James Ennis and Henry Walker on its depth chart at small forward. So if Miami picked Johnson, it would likely affect the status of one of those players.
Deng has a player option for next season at $10.1 million. Ennis is under contract at the league minimum for 2015-16. Walker is not under contract for next season and can test free agency this summer.
Here is Ford’s full insider take on Johnson.