Heat Rumors: Proposed Deal Brings KD to South Beach

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Perhaps more than any decision maker in the NBA, Miami Heat president Pat Riley has demonstrated a knack for landing big stars (and seeing big time results for his efforts) . So even before The Heat, having failed in the Eastern Finals to the Celtics, has been buzzing about his next home-field spin.

However, two weeks after the Association’s hot period, the Godfather has yet to make a move to attract attention. But that doesn’t mean Heat doesn’t stand out in commercial conversations.

After Kevin Durant requested to be traded from the Nets, Miami was selected as one of the franchises at the top of his wish list. And why not? The Heat is built to win right now with a low-key superstar in Jimmy Butler, one of the game’s best mains in Bam Adebayo, an elite trainer in Erik Spoelstra and a huge amount of money. senior role players.

It’s hard to say in advance whether Riley can actually deliver something the Nets would legitimately consider for KD while still retaining enough support to compete for a chip. In any case, Bleacher Report’s Zach Buckley has a commercial idea that will do just that.


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For his latest season feature, which includes hypothetical swaps for each of the league’s 30 teams, Buckley laid out the following trade that brings Durant to South Beach:

Apparently, this is an agreement that Riley and Co. will take place any day of the week. By keeping Butler, Adebayo, Kyle Lowry, and most of their rotating pieces from last year’s No. 1 seeding squad (Herro being the only major loss), the Heat will immediately move to the top of the roster. championship candidate.

And, really, that’s not a bad deal for Brooklyn either.

Even so, Herro remained one of the game’s final microwave scorers; a true No. 1 in the second unit with the possibility of becoming first or second pick overall on a team at playoff level. Meanwhile, Robinson is a good deal, Strus is a super useful player and you’re basically on for the first four with the newly drafted Jovic included in the deal.

That said, even this type of package may not be enough. Jazz just made a terrible market by acquiring three entry-level hitters, some intriguing prospects, three unprotected firsts, a lightly protected first, and a swap. swap options for Rudy Gobert.

It’s hard to imagine KD going to be less, and while Herro may have been better than any of the real players in the Gobert deal, Miami’s property package here is a few notches below what Minny has sent.

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Woj: Heat likely needs another team to get something done

As ESPN league insider Adrian Wojnarowski noticed, the Heat simply might not have enough steam to accomplish something for KD himself. Instead, he believes they will ask for the help of other parties to actually get something done.

“I think a lot of the teams that are most interested in Kevin Durant – like the Miami Heat, the Phoenix Suns, especially the two teams that I’m supposed to be Kevin Durant’s preferred destination – say they need a third and maybe even maybe even a third. is the Fourth Group helping to put deals together for Durant,” Woj said on NBA Today.

“So sure, that creates complicated scenarios. Those kinds of deals don’t come together quickly.”

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