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) pressures Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Miami Heat got a flat-out baller in Tyler Herro from Kentucky. Do they trade him now though… for anything?

Sam Allen (@WarSamEagle)

Pat Riley is right to not include Tyler Herro in any trades for a star, because Herro proved in the playoffs that he’s already on the verge of stardom. A second-team All-Rookie, Tyler surpassed all expectations from last year.

He even has a popular hip-hop song named after him and a meme including his smug look during the playoffs.

In a league where talent is so hard to come by, especially young talent, Miami has one of the few young studs in the entire league. If Miami does trade Tyler, it had better be for a superstar.

Who are those few players? Let’s take a look.

Giannis Antetokounmpo

As unlikely as it is for Milwaukee to trade the two-time MVP, I don’t see a scenario where Miami would not have to give up Herro if they want to acquire Giannis. The Bucks should absolutely ask for Tyler in a trade with Miami.

Growing up in Wisconsin, Tyler wouldn’t sell as many tickets as Giannis, but it would still give the Bucks a young piece to build around. In this trade, I’d be fine with giving up Herro, which seems funny to say considering Miami would be getting, at worst, a top 3 player in the league.

Bradley Beal

Let me preface by saying this, I love Bradley Beal. The former Florida superstar should have been an All-Star last season.

As much as I would love to get Beal out of Washington, I don’t think I would trade Herro for Bradley Beal. As good as Beal is, Herro is almost a decade younger and Herro shot better from deep last season.

Granted, a lot of that is Bradley Beal had to yet again do everything for the Wizard’s offense in the absence of John Wall. On the surface, I would not trade Tyler Herro in a deal for Bradley Beal.

Devin Booker

This comes on the heels of the rumors that Devin Booker wants out of Phoenix. If this is true and I’m not here to speculate if it is true or not, if it is true, I think Pat Riley should at least call about Booker.

I think I would include Herro in a deal for Devin Booker. A literal walking bucket, the Phoenix Suns guard would be a perfect fit on this Heat team.

He would be allowed to do a bunch of the same stuff he already does on the Suns, plus he’d be playing with much more competent teammates. It also doesn’t hurt that there are also rumors that Devin Booker and Karl Anthony Towns have talked about playing on the same team in the future.

This is years down the road, but imagine if Riley could also sign KAT, keep Bam, and have Devin Booker. That sounds like a fun team.

Jrue Holiday

I wrote last week how Miami should look at trading for Jrue Holiday, especially if they decide to not bring back Goran Dragic. Holiday makes a lot of sense for Miami, but Pat Riley should not give up Tyler Herro in a deal to get him.

Holiday is on the wrong side of 30 and is much more of a short-term play than one for the long term. As good of a fit as Jrue would be defensively, he’s not worth giving up one of the best young players in the league.