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

By Ira Winderman, Sun Sentinel on

Published in Basketball

Again, you have to offer something to get something. This would be a case of buying low and selling high.

— Duncan Robinson: Shudder at the thought? Understood.

But the Heat have a knack for finding and refining shooters, from Jason Kapono to James Jones to Wayne Ellington to Robinson.

If Robinson is what is takes to close a bigger deal (Beal, for example), do you allow that to become a deal killer?


Creative assets


— Kelly Olynyk: With so many of the Heat's prime trade assets on minimal deals, an amount of ballast could be needed to balance deals. At $13.2 million on the final season on his contract (should he, as expected, opt in), Olynyk could well help facilitate a deal.

For that matter, if the Heat need to move Olynyk's deal (once he opts in), it could be sweetened with, say, Nunn as part of such a package.

— Andre Iguodala: Similarly, Iguodala's $15 million for 2020-21 could balance a trade that includes one of the Heat's smaller contracts.

As the Memphis Grizzlies showed last season, even if the intention by an acquiring team merely is to pass Iguodala along, there could be eventual value, with Memphis winding up with Justise Winslow.


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