2 teams that should go after former Cavs forward Lamar Stevens

Lamar Stevens, Cleveland Cavaliers. (Photo by Allison Farrand-USA TODAY Sports)
Lamar Stevens, Cleveland Cavaliers. (Photo by Allison Farrand-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Team No. 1: Miami Heat

Given the hustle that Lamar Stevens brings to the table, a team like Miami Heat could be a perfect match. The Heat are known for their grit-and-grind offense, as well as suffocating defense. Stevens would be a perfect fit for the Heat, especially given their depth at the power forward spot.

Caleb Martin, Kevin Love, Nikola Jović, and Haywood Highsmith are all primary power forwards, but none are really great. Yes, Caleb Martin was phenomenal in the playoffs, but he still is not the best player in the world. Kevin Love is almost at the point of retirement, and might be out of the league sooner than later. Nikola Jović is too young and inexperienced, and Haywood Highsmith does not really play a lot of minutes.

Lamar Stevens could be a player to get a decent chunk of minutes if he did sign with the Heat, and could also play the small forward spot as well. If Miami went to a small-ball lineup, Stevens could be a player that could play the center position, if need be.

The Heat aren’t known as a team that relies on the 3-point shot a ton, and Stevens isn’t the best 3-point shooter ever. His style of play could fit well on the Heat’s roster. Stevens is more of a slasher, as he likes to take shots around the rim, more so than jump shots. His versatility is also meaningful, as he can guard shooting guards and forwards.

Miami definitely could give Stevens a chance, especially considering their value for undrafted players.