The Heat may have their own "big three" in LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh, but the team's lack of a franchise center is likely the biggest reason why they trail the Celtics in the race for best in the East.
This coming offseason, however, the Heat will be reportedly pursuing one of the better centers in the league, who just happens to be on the Celtics.
Yahoo columnist Marc Spears writes that a source expects the Miami Heat "to make a run at Celtics center Kendrick Perkins after he becomes a free agent this summer."
The 26-year-old is coming off a knee injury, but he has proven to not be a scoring center, but one that can rebound and play defense, very well. Just ask Dwight Howard, who was handled by Perk in the 2010 Eastern Conference Finals, scoring only 13 points and seven points in Game 1 and 3, respectively.
In six games this season, Perkins averages 7.0 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.