The Miami Heat are rebuilding, a recourse that some believe is a bit odd. Known to take in veterans at any point, a sudden change could happen by the 2020-21 NBA season. And it appears that if their development path does not render anything, the South Beach squad could look back at two key names that they passed up for now.

It wasn't too long ago that the names of Bradley Beal and John Wall were linked to the Heat. The only problem there was that team president Pat Riley needed to find a way to free up some salary space to accommodate both players. Originally, there were four players who owned hefty deals. These were Hassan Whiteside, Goran Dragic, James Johnson and Dion Waiters.

Of the four, only Whiteside has been deal off and is now with the Portland Trail Blazers. Dragic would have followed but talks with the Dallas Mavericks failed to materialize. As mentioned in a previous post, Johnson may have done just enough to impress Riley while little has been known on the case of Waiters.

But other than that, it is the interest in Beal and Wall that some are trying to figure out. There is no question that the former is one of the best shooters in the NBA today and Wall believes he will eventually get a contract extension. As for the 28-year-old All-Star guard, he is expected to miss the entire 2019-20 NBA season and hopefully return healthy by the 2020-21 season. Better yet, can he recall the old form that made him a five-time All-Star once he is fully recovered from his ruptured Achilles?

Such is a question being tossed around, and the Miami Herald shared an interesting take on the matter. Apparently, Miami feels that they can get Wall back to his All-Star form - once again igniting potential trades involving the guard combo of the Washington Wizards.

As things look right now, the Heat seem to be monitoring the Beal-Wall situation. If not this coming season, it could be a different case next summer. It all depends on Wall's health and on whether Beal will get that contract extension. If the top overall pick of the 2010 NBA Draft is to be believed, the 26-year-old will sign on the dotted line.

"At the end of the day, you never know. You can sign an extension like I signed an extension and then an injury can happen or something years later," Wall said in a report by NBC Sports.

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John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards reacts against the Brooklyn Nets during the first half at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C., Dec. 1, 2018. Patrick Smith/Getty Images