06/27/2014 10:11 am ET Updated Jun 30, 2014

Miami Heat Made LeBron Happy With Trade For Shabazz Napier


Help is on the way. The Miami Heat seemed to make LeBron James happy on Thursday night by trading up with the Charlotte Hornets to snag point guard Shabazz Napier out of UConn. James, who recently opted out of his contract and will become a free agent this summer, quickly took to Twitter and praised the 2014 national champion.

After Napier led the UConn Huskies to an NCAA championship back in April, the four-time NBA MVP tweeted that no point guard should be taken before him in the draft. While Heat president Pat Riley didn't seem happy with the cost of moving up to get Napier, he may have at least started the process in making sure LeBron stays in Miami.

"If LeBron and I have the same taste in talent, so be it," Riley told Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel. "I know LeBron tweeted something out about him and why not?"