Miami Heat Hot Topics: The draft has arrived, trade packages for Jimmy Butler

Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat in action against Jimmy Butler #23 (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat in action against Jimmy Butler #23 (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images) /

In our regular look at the week that was for the Miami Heat, we break down the NBA draft and we take a look at what it might take to sign-and-trade for Jimmy Butler.

At long last, trades actually happened in the NBA this week, and the NBA Draft took place. While it’s no surprise who went in the top three selections, the rest of the draft was chaotic and littered with trades, and the Miami Heat got in the mix. In our look at the past week, we’ll break down the Heat’s draft, what it might take to sign-and-trade for Jimmy Butler and more.

Without further ado, let’s see what we here at All U Can Heat have been writing about the Miami Heat.

Sign-and-trade packages for Jimmy Butler: The Miami Heat have no path to getting cap space at all this summer, let alone a max slot. So if they want to have a shot at acquiring Jimmy Butler, it’s going to take a sign-and-trade to get it done. Duncan Smith broke down to very different approaches to the sign-and-trade that might appeal to various elements of what the Philadelphia 76ers might be looking for in return.

Making sense of the Dion Waiters trade scenario: Dion Waiters has been linked in trade rumors to the Golden State Warriors given their desperate state of affairs thanks to injuries to Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant. Our Kenneth Wilson walks us through what those rumors might mean and how likely things are to go forward.

Kentucky flame-thrower Tyler Herro taken at 13: At long last, the Miami Heat were on the clock with the 13th pick in the NBA Draft, and they selected Tyler Herro. We break down his selection in virtual real-time on draft night.

The 7-foot pump fake and what might have been: The Heat drafted Bol Bol with the 44th overall pick, and immediately traded him. We’ll never know how the pterodactylean Bol would have worked out in Miami, but it will be a fun brand of torture to ponder it.

Instant grades of the Heat draft night showing: Around the internet, a variety of major outlets had instant draft reactions. We picked five of the biggest and discussed their takes on the Miami Heat draft night.

How Tyler Herro and KZ Okpala fit with the Heat roster: Our Lauren Gewirtz walks us through how Herro and KZ Okpala will fit with the Heat roster, both in the rotation and against the salary cap.

Which minimum players the Heat should invest in: Our Jon Jablonka breaks down the minimum veteran market, and points us at a handful of players the Heat should check out.

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Make sure to join us again next week as we look back at the week that was for the Miami Heat.