For the fourth time during the Pat Riley era, the Heat enter the draft without a pick.
Along with the 2016 draft, Miami also didn’t have a pick in the 2013, 2006 and 1996 drafts. But the Heat still came away from a few of those drafts with a new player.
Here’s what the Heat have done in past drafts with no picks during the Riley era …
2013 NBA Draft: The Heat made a draft-day trade. Miami acquired the draft rights to James Ennis, who was selected by the Hawks with the 50th overall pick in the second round, in exchange for a future second-round pick. Ennis spent one-plus season with the Heat, averaging 4.8 points and 2.7 rebounds in limited playing time over 65 games with Miami. Ennis was traded to Memphis in the middle of this past season as part of the deal that sent Mario Chalmers away.
2006 NBA Draft: The Heat did not trade into the draft, ending the night without a pick. But Miami signed undrafted free agent Chris Quinn shortly after the draft. Quinn ended up sticking, playing three seasons with the Heat. He averaged 5.6 points and 2.2 assists during his time in Miami. Quinn is now the Heat’s assistant coach for player development.
1996 NBA Draft: The Heat made a draft-day trade. Miami shipped off a future first-round pick for Martin Muursepp, who was selected by the Jazz with the 25th overall pick in the first round. Muursepp ended up playing 10 games for the Heat during the 1996-97 season before being traded to Dallas in the middle of the season as part of a deal that brought back Jamal Mashburn.