Miami Heat Rumors: Jrue Holiday is the move to make but at what cost?

New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) guards Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22)(Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports)
New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday (11) guards Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22)(Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Miami Heat have been linked to Jrue Holiday for a year or so now. With a chance to land him, how much should they willing to part with?

Since last season, the Jrue Holiday to the Miami Heat rumors have continuously been picking up steam. We have continued to hear it throughout the year and without a doubt, Holiday would be perfect for Miami in a variety of ways.

Anybody who watches basketball will tell you that Holiday is an elite defender and is arguably the most underrated player in the game today. Offensively, Holiday is solid all around and can create his own shot, run your offense, and spread the floor.

Holiday shot 35.3 percent from three last year, so he has the ability to hit threes at a decent clip. On paper, the fit is too good to be true with the notion of potentially having Holiday, Jimmy Butler, and Bam Adebayo on the perimeter, a scary sight for any offense to contend against.

But sadly, this isn’t NBA 2k, so Miami can’t give up nothing to acquire Holiday. Contending teams will be calling the New Orleans Pelicans to put their best trade packages together.

It’s not a question if Miami can acquire Holiday, it’s about how high they are willing to go?

The Miami Heat should make a play for Jrue Holiday, but not by giving up the farm.

Miami is in a really good spot this offseason and upcoming off-season’s with their Finals run and cap space that they will have. But, New Orleans doesn’t care about that.

They care about getting their hands on Tyler Herro, Duncan Robinson, and Kendrick Nunn. Would Miami put Herro in that trade?

If the Miami Heat really want Holiday, then yes. You had to know that, of course, Herro will have to be in the trade and the same goes with Robinson in my opinion. If you’re New Orleans, the more spacing for Zion Williamson the better.

The question is what kind of package the Miami Heat want to offer and what would New Orleans want in return? Miami can try and make the trade around Nunn, Kelly Olynyk, and their first-round pick.

But New Orleans can get something better than that from other teams and Miami can offer more too. To get Holiday, Miami would have to give up Herro, Robinson, a first-round pick, and the salary of either Olynyk/Andre Iguodala.

Sadly I don’t think Miami pulls the trigger on a Holiday trade with Herro. Holiday would be an amazing fit with Miami but I don’t know if I would part ways with Herro just yet, even for Holiday. Now, if a trade was centered around Robinson, Nunn, and another big salary to match up with Holiday’s, then yes I would make that trade.

Holiday has a player option next season for 26 million and who’s to say that Holiday won’t opt-in, impacting Miami’s chance of getting a whale that summer? I don’t know if Holiday would want to opt-out of that money as of right now because of what the salary cap would look like and how the NBA is going to make up their money due to covid.

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There are a lot of moving parts in a potential Holiday deal that doesn’t catch the eye. I want Holliday on Miami but again, it has to make sense and trading Herro for Holiday right now isn’t the move to make.