Wednesday , Aug , 22 , 2007 Oly Sandor

If Miami Heat Sign P.J. Brown Should They Trade Udonis Haslem To Sacramento Kings For Mike Bibby?

Most importantly, signing Brown would make Haslem expendable and provide the Heat with an asset to trade for another scorer. After all, South Beach needs a third star, someone to take the pressure off the dynamic duo of Shaquille O’Neal and Dwyane Wade …

The Miami Herald report on the Heat’s interest in PJ Brown:

Pat Riley called ex-Heat power forward P.J. Brown to try to convince him to join the team. Agent Mark Bartelstein said the Heat’s a strong contender for Brown if he decides not to retire.

My Quick Take: Signing P.J. Brown won’t give the Heat a third scorer. But it would give them the trade bait to acquire one. And another scorer, like Mike Bibby, is what needs most.

Brown rebounds, defends, and hustles. Sound familiar Heat fans? It should. Brown is an older version of Udonis Haslem. He could replace Haslem in the starting line-up and man the power forward spot for one final season.

Most importantly, signing Brown would make Haslem expendable and provide the Heat with an asset to trade for another scorer. After all, South Beach needs a third star, someone to take the pressure off the dynamic duo of and .

makes sense as a possible trading partner. The Kings are publicly talking about the playoffs. Talk is cheap. The playoffs are unlikely. Truth is this team is rebuilding. And trading Bibby’s expensive contract expedites the process.

There are a couple of complications. First, Sacramento already has several power forwards: Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Mikki Moore, and Kenny Thomas. One of these players would have to be moved. Second, the Kings would probably want more than Haslem.

Agree or disagree? Should the Heat sign Brown and trade Haslem for a third scorer? Get at us in the comment box below with your thoughts.

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