Both players would add depth and productivity to a frontcourt that already features Bam Adebayo (when healthy). And with P.J. Tucker currently manning the “four” position, the Heat could use some additional size.
“Miami has hopes of adding a further frontcourt presence alongside Adebayo, sources said, and has shown known interest in Wood and Washington,” Fischer wrote.
While Wood was considered available (for the right price) before the trade deadline, the Rockets opted to keep him and perhaps view him as a centerpiece to the future. He has been a nice complement to the backcourt of Kevin Porter Jr. and Jalen Green. So landing him may not be so easy.
Meanwhile, the Hornets will be looking to make upgrades this summer to become a serious contender in the Eastern Conference — or at least something close to it. So far, though, they haven’t shown an interest in exploring deals involving Washington.
Sam Amico is senior NBA writer at Hoops Wire. Follow @AmicoHoops.