Miami Heat Roundtable: Would you trade Tyler Herro as a part of any deal?

Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) drives around Orlando Magic guard Terrence Ross (8) (Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports)
Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) drives around Orlando Magic guard Terrence Ross (8) (Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) celebrates after among a layup against the Boston Celtics(Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Miami Heat seemingly have a stud on their hands in Tyler Herro. Would you trade him?

Garrett Brooks (@Garrett_Brooks1)

The Miami Heat must avoid the temptation of including Tyler Herro in any trades this off-season. While he holds great value and will have many suitors, Pat Riley and Co. must remain focused on next offseason.

Instead of using him to acquire a player that will help Miami this upcoming season, the Heat need to remain focused on the big picture. Herro was a key contributor in the deep, eye-opening playoff run the Heat made.

Players that will be available this offseason via trade simply aren’t worth the short term upgrade they’d bring.

The main reason it’s not worth it, especially when focusing on the big picture, is because of the limited assets the Heat have besides the Kentucky product. When the organization goes big game hunting in the 2021 offseason, having Herro on the roster will be valuable in two different ways.

First, it will give the front office flexibility if they are successful in signing Giannis or another elite free agent. By waiting it out, the Heat have the extra juice in a sales pitch of either listing him as a teammate for years to come or listing him as a trade asset to form the roster around said player.

Without knowing who exactly they will add, there’s no reason to move Herro before knowing how the roster will be built.

Second, the worst-case scenario is that Herro offers the Heat a great backup plan should they miss on all the key free agents of 2021 free agency. If that happens, Herro again offers two benefits.

One, he could be used as a building block next to Bam Adebayo for years to come, especially as Jimmy Butler gets older. Second, he can be used to acquire the player they want to pair with their current All-Stars in Adebayo and Butler.

As the Heat prioritize 2021 free agency, they’re best off keeping as much flexibility as possible. Resisting a trade including Herro this off-season is the best way to maximize their flexibility for the big FA class of 2021.