Miami Heat Roundtable: Is price worth it for Kevin Durant or Donovan Mitchell?

Donovan Mitchell #45 of the Utah Jazz in action against Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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The Miami Heat are still in the business of landing another star to add to their core. However, it’ll probably take giving up something of extreme value to them already.

With the price to do business with the Utah Jazz for Donovan Mitchell, reportedly, set around seven first-round picks, that seems a bit too high for what the return will be. Even in the Kevin Durant contest, the price for Miami Heat is one that is only enough if Bam Adebayo is included in the package.

Though you knew the cost would be high to land either the whole while, could anyone have imagined it could perhaps be that high in both scenarios? Possibly, but seeing it reported makes it real and altogether different.

With that, it leads to a very interesting question, are either Kevin Durant or Donovan Mitchell worth the price it’ll take to land them from their current teams? Well, that’s the question we answer today in All U Can Heat’s latest Miami Heat Roundtable. 

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My Take (@K_Said_Que)

It’s a very simple answer. If the price for Kevin Durant is only a package containing Bam Adebayo, then you pass on that deal.

With the reports indicating that to be the price of doing business, then you have to pass if you are the Miami Heat. Bam Adebayo means to much to the team and organization, from a foundational perspective, to even think about letting him go for a guy with less than five prime years left, one would imagine.

If you can get the Kevin Durant deal done for anything less than a package with Bam Adebayo included, you have to do that deal. In Donovan Mitchell’s case, you have to leave it be and that’s because you know the price will already be too high.

On top of the reported Knicks situation, you saw what they landed for Rudy Gobert. If that’s what they got for him, their ask for Mitchell was only going to be higher or more severe.

It’s basically good logic and common sense. So, when it comes to KD, anything outside of Bam is fair.

However, because you would have to gut your team as well for Mitchell, without the certainty that he can help you become a surefire championship contender, you don’t do that deal.