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Miami Heat making moves to sign Josh Smith

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The Miami Heat have been struggling since LeBron James left in free agency in the summer.

The Heat have just 13 wins on the season so far, compared to the Cleveland Cavaliers 16 victories in the Eastern Conference, and if the playoffs were to start today then the Heat would be the 7th seed, a huge drop from their #2 ranking last season.

The Heat have not been able to find a sufficient replacement for LeBron, but they could be set to make a very big move to address that in the near future.

According to reports from ESPN, the Heat have formally applied to the league office for a Disabled Player Exception after Josh McRoberts' season-ending knee injury in a move they hope will help them land free agent Josh Smith.

Smith was released yesterday by the Detroit Pistons after an underwhelming start to the 2014 season and he could well be in high demand across the NBA.

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Other teams that are boasting an interest in acquiring the 29-year old forward include the Houston Rockets who have a big need at the power forward position and the Dallas Mavericks who will be using Smith's good friend Rajon Rondo as a bargaining tool to bring him in.

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