Miami Heat: Trading Jimmy Butler for Anthony Davis wouldn’t make sense

Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers and Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat(Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /
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Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat and Jimmy Butler #22 of the Miami Heat defend Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers(Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images) /

Miami Heat: Davis Misses A Lot Of Games And Wouldn’t Be Best Fit With Bam

Ideally, trading for Anthony Davis would be a no-brainer. In reality, however, it would not make sense for the Miami Heat to give up their best player for Davis.

First of all, he suffers too many injuries. Last season, he played 40 games.

The season before that, he played only 36. He also missed some important playoff games during the 2021 playoffs.

While his Lakers had a 2-1 lead over the Suns, they ended up losing three games straight, partly because of the absence of Davis. The Heat have already dealt with enough injuries the past few seasons.

They do not need to risk adding a player who will not be available when they need him most. Second, the Adebayo-Davis pairing only works if one of the two can shoot.

Bam has allegedly been working on his shooting, but we do not know what his shot is going to look like next season. There are no guarantees that he becomes a legitimate perimeter threat.

Davis has been atrocious from three-point range over the last two seasons. This past season, he shot a near league-worst 18.6 percent from three.

That was only good enough for the 490th place ranking among all qualifying players this past season. Again, he isn’t a good enough outside shooter either.

Anthony Davis is one of the top ten players in the NBA. If the Miami Heat had an opportunity to acquire him in the future, he could be a great addition to the team.

However, the time for that is not now. Fortunately, it is unlikely that the Heat would ever part ways with Jimmy Butler, especially after the way he has carried them in the playoffs during their two deeper runs during his tenure.

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And if the Heat are considering trading him for Anthony Davis right now, they would be making a huge mistake.