Ira Winderman: Heat possess untouchables, shiny objects when it comes to trades

By Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel on

Published in Basketball

Based on what Butler delivered in 2019-20, and based on how he delivered it, there are not many, if any, wings the Heat would trade for straight up.

— Udonis Haslem: A completely different story here. But the Heat, at this point, would never trade Udonis Haslem. Just wouldn't.

Not even worth discussing, for reasons that should be apparent to any and all, beyond the fact that he is an impending free agent.


Shiny objects

— Tyler Herro: This is where you start if you want to trade to for proved, win-now talent (Bradley Beal? Jrue Holiday? Paul George? To a lesser degree, Victor Oladipo?).


There is the emerging talent, the youthful swagger, and the manageable rookie-scale contract — all rolled up into a single, tempting package.

Basically, if you refuse to take calls when Herro is mentioned, you essentially are telling the league you are going forward with the status quo.

And in a quick-turnaround season ... there is nothing wrong with that.

— Kendrick Nunn: The runner-up for 2020 NBA Rookie of the Year stands as another potential trade sweetener.


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