Miami Heat Rumors: When it comes to Tyler Herro/Harden, it’s bigger than just now

James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets drives to the basket defended by Goran Dragic #7 of the Miami Heat and Tyler Herro #14(Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets drives to the basket defended by Goran Dragic #7 of the Miami Heat and Tyler Herro #14(Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /

The Miami Heat might have a chance to land James Harden, but it might take Tyler Herro. Making that move would be much bigger than about just now.

The Miami Heat are at the top of the NBA heap when it comes to scouting, drafting, and developing talent. One of the latest examples is their upcoming second-year dynamo, Tyler Herro.

Taken late in the lottery, he looked like he should have been a top-five pick minimally after last season’s performance. In the bubble, not only was he one of the Heat’s best players, but he was one of the best players in the whole thing.

It comes as no surprise then, that in the talks that are starting to bubble up about the Miami Heat landing James Harden, Tyler Herro’s name is also at the forefront of that mix. Basically, in order to land Harden, the running thought is that the Miami Heat would have to include Herro in any package.

That’s smart. That’s what I would be asking for if I was Houston.

The Miami Heat may be able to land James Harden, but only if they include Tyler Herro is the likely outcome. Should they though?

On the other side though, I am not so sure I would be running to move him if I am Miami. A lot of people have opinions on the topic.

The running thought there seems to be a fascination with how many people are against trading Tyler Herro, even for Harden. I can’t speak totally towards what their notions are, but I can say this, trading Tyler Herro is bigger than just now in this current moment.

Let’s look at that a bit.

With Herro only entering his second season, the Miami Heat have a cheap guy that they know is a quality guard and player, with control over him for the next three years including this one. If they trade for Harden, he becomes a free agent after this year.

Not only will the Heat then be without Harden’s services, but also then the players that they traded to get him. That’s what it’s about for me.

I love Herro and don’t want to trade him… even for Harden, but if they do, what about beyond this season? For a team that has been playing the long game towards next offseason for so long, why throw that kind of wrench in those plans?

Again, I am indifferent to attempting to acquire Harden, as I don’t know how much better it would make them. This, though, is my issue with including Herro in a deal.

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It gives up too much now and puts too much into flux with the future of the franchise for a guy who will simply walk to the highest bidder at the end of the season. It’s always much deeper than a lot of you tend to think.