The Miami Heat are expected to be active in trade talks leading to the deadline, according to sources. The Heat have optimism they could trade some of their expensive new contract while rival executives are skeptical.

The Heat have re-signed Hassan Whiteside, Tyler Johnson, Dion Waiters and James Johnson to expensive deals over the past two offseasons.

Johnson's deal elevates to $19 million next season.

Whiteside and Justise Winslow likely represent Miami's best trade package.