Miami Heat Rumors: Why They Need To Be All-In On Donovan Mitchell

Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) drives against Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45)(Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports)
Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) drives against Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell (45)(Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Kyle Lowry #7, Tyler Herro #14 and Duncan Robinson #55 of the Miami Heat look on after losing to the Los Angeles Lakers(Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /

Miami Heat Rumors: Mitchell Could Instantly Help Them Get Back To NBA Finals

What should you be willing to give up if you’re the Miami Heat chasing a Mitchell, who, by the way, finished last season with averages of 26 points, four rebounds, and five assists per game?

To be frank and somewhat fair, it should be everyone not named Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo. That’s who should be made available if Mitchell is an option.

The emergence of Max Strus as a player this year, seeing himself elevated to the starting unit late, would make this the perfect time to get top value for him. Although you love the veteran leadership that Kyle Lowry provides, his inability to stay healthy makes him a candidate to be moved as well.

The package you’d offer the Jazz is as follows.

You offer them Tyler Herro, Duncan Robinson, a choice of Kyle Lowry or Max Strus, and a first-round pick. You offer them second-rounders too if that’s what it takes.

Duncan Robinson may have become expendable during these playoffs and his $18 million dollar average salary over the next four years might be hard to keep on the roster. That goes especially if he is not to be in the playoff rotation.

The addition of Mitchell can allow Jimmy to take some plays off on the offensive side of the ball while letting Mitchell orchestrate the offense, allowing him to display his playmaking and shot-making ability.

Paired with Bam Adebayo, the pick and roll combination could be combustible.

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Pat Riley needs to be licking his chops at the possibility of adding a proven star to help Jimmy and Bam get the Heat back into the NBA Finals. This is why they should be all-in on Mitchell.