The Charlotte Hornets picked the Heat’s (cough, LeBron’s, cough) guy Shabazz Napier (University Of Connecticut) at the 24th overall pick. However, its being reported that the Heat have given up their 26th pick (), their 55th pick and a future 2nd round pick in exchange for Napier. The Heat was able to accomplish this without giving up Norris Cole as earlier rumors had Norris on the chopping block in order to get Napier and satisfy LeBron.
LeBron tweeted a few months ago that Napier was his choice for top point guard in the draft. And just moments ago, LeBron once again tweeted about Napier stating that he was his favorite player in the draft. Those words are definitely a good sign for Heat fans as it seems like the pieces are starting to fit in place Riley-style.
The trade requires NBA approval, but its as good as done apparently.
Welcome to the 305 Brotha Shabazz.
My favorite player in the draft! #Napier
— LeBron James (@KingJames) June 27, 2014