Miami Heat Rumors: Several Possible Routes If You Must Trade Tyler Herro

Tyler Herro #14 of the Miami Heat warms up before a game against the Utah Jazz(Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)
Tyler Herro #14 of the Miami Heat warms up before a game against the Utah Jazz(Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images) /
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Tyler Herro #14 of the Miami Heat warms up prior to the game against the Milwaukee Bucks (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /

If the Miami Heat do move Tyler Herro this offseason, what are their options or desired outcomes?

Another option is this. The Heat could look to lean towards package scenarios involving Tyler, as Miami could pick up their other team options with Goran Dragic and Andre Iguodala to match salary for a veteran scorer to compliment Jimmy and Bam.

If teams are asking for a little more, lower-end assets such as Precious Achiuwa and KZ Okpala could be used as sweeteners. A final, yet other, realistic choice is for Miami to obtain some sort of draft currency in return for Herro, which would help Miami gain more clarity in a possible star-trade.

Take the Oklahoma City Thunder, for example. The Thunder currently hold 20 future first-rounders, including a 2023 first via Miami.

If Miami can, either convince Oklahoma City to lift certain protections from the 2023 first and unlock later selections (i.e. 2026 and 2027) or work to simply send Herro to Oklahoma City to retrieve that pick, it should be done with the idea that a star (or superstar) has chosen Miami as his preferred destination. Then Miami will be able to rotate several assets, along with the ‘23 first.

All examples are hypothetical, although, completely doable. However, this all comes to how high the Miami Heat believe Herro’s ceiling will be and if he can, perhaps, reach it.

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It’s clear that as the Eastern Conference continues to improve vastly, that Miami’s road back to the NBA Finals could likely be more challenging. The fear must be that with Herro as one of their go-to options, it might not get them to the highest stage again.