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The Heat are trying to join the race for LaMarcus Aldridge, according to report

Can Miami actually pull this off?

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The most popular man in the NBA right now is LaMarcus Aldridge. The free agent forward has already met with the Spurs, Suns, Lakers, Raptors, Rockets and Knicks, and now there's another team that wants a meeting with him. That would be the Miami Heat, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

The Heat entered free agency with about $13 million in free agency, but that was before inking Goran Dragic to an $80 million deal and before the team reaches a conclusion with Dwyane Wade. There aren't a lot of easy answers for how Miami could clear max salary cap space here. Luol Deng's $10 million salary and the combined $14 million between Chris Andersen, Mario Chalmers and Josh McRoberts might be the only avenue.

Aldridge will meet with Pat Riley on Thursday, according to David Aldridge of He's also meeting with the Lakers for a second time.

Objectively, it looks like a long-shot. It's worth noting that the Heat have already had an impressive offseason by resigning Dragic and picking up Duke wing Justise Winslow in the draft at No. 10.

We'll update this post as it develops.