The Heat's interest in adding a center has been well-documented, and with the trade deadline approaching, the club is calling around to gauge the demand for reserve big men, says Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com.
Miami's lack of size has been particularly noticeable with Chris Bosh out of action over the last few games. The team has been playing Joel Anthony at center, but as Windhorst writes, Anthony is "a power forward masquerading as a center." The same goes for Udonis Haslem and Juwan Howard, while the club's true centers, such as Dexter Pittman, Eddy Curry, and Mickell Gladness, haven't been productive in the limited minutes they've received.
If the Heat can't find a trade partner, their options are limited. The team hopes Chris Kaman is bought out after the trade deadline, but the Hornets haven't given any indication that's a real possibility. Francisco Elson and Kyrylo Fesenko headline an uninspiring list of free agent big men, after the Heat missed out on signing Kenyon Martin and Joel Przybilla.