The Eastern Conference was supposed to belong to the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers this season, but the 27-12 Miami Heat are just a half game back of the second-seeded Boston Celtics.
To hear team president Pat Riley put it, he just may be lucky enough to land another star alongside Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo.
"I'm an Irish guy," he said, per Brian Windhorst and Tim Bontemps of ESPN.com.
The latest is Butler, who the Heat acquired via a sign-and-trade with the 76ers this past offseason and who is averaging 20.7 points, 7.1 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 1.9 steals per game
Windhorst and Bontemps suggested the Heat will "keep looking to add another star this season or this summer, though any such deal could cut into their ability to get a big free agent in 2021."