Miami Heat Roundtable: Should they look to reengage in Kevin Durant rumors?

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) reacts during the second quarter against Miami Heat forward Jamal Cain (8) and guard Dru Smith (9)(Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant (7) reacts during the second quarter against Miami Heat forward Jamal Cain (8) and guard Dru Smith (9)(Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports) /
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Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets drives to the basket while being defended by Bam Adebayo #13 of the Miami Heat(Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images) /

The Miami Heat are off to a not-so-hot start, currently sitting at 4-6 and though a look around the league and Eastern Conference don’t make this especially concerning, what others are doing shouldn’t ultimately decide how they choose to move.

With that though and speaking of “move” or moves, to be more specific, the Miami Heat found themselves firmly in the throws of the Kevin Durant melodrama of this past summer. With him wanting out of Brooklyn, not wanting to return until significant changes were made, and then deciding to return as is—it all turned out to be one big storyline to get everyone through the dull period of NBA action.

Or maybe not? As the coach that Durant wanted to be fired has since been giving those walking papers in Steve Nash and his All-Star cohort in Kyrie Irving has continued to find himself in the midst of turmoil, there is chatter out there that the rest of the league sits, awaiting a proper opportunity to pounce.

Here is what ESPN’s Zach Lowe had to say on the topic, as conveyed by Joseph Zucker of Bleacher Report.

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"ESPN’s Zach Lowe reported on the Lowe Post podcast (via HoopsHype) “the whole league is ready now to reengage” in trade discussions centered around the Brooklyn Nets star. He added at the 26:24 mark “the vultures are gonna circle on Durant” amid the Nets’ ongoing turmoil."

And with that, the question must be asked. Should the Miami Heat be in that number ready to ‘reengage’ trade talks for the Nets’ superstar?

That’s the topic of the latest All U Can Heat Roundtable.

My Take – No They Should Reengage Kevin Durant Rumors

The Miami Heat have issues to sort out, this is true. However, they can sort those issues out internally if they are patient enough to figure them out.

And at the very worst-case scenario, they can figure them out externally via outsourcing with a trade or some other mechanism—without it having to be Kevin Durant and here’s why. The Nets showed you that they were not willing to part with Durant unless it was a boatload coming back in return, something that would surely all but sabotage a team at this point in the process.

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Even for Kevin Durant, who is averaging nearly 32 points, six rebounds, and five assists through 10 games thus far this season, that might be too much for a team to withstand. Just look at the Nets, they are but 4-6 themselves.

That leads to the next point and that’s this question. Why help out the Nets?

They are clearly in the middle of rocky times and to help them out now, when they could have helped themselves out this past summer, as stated, isn’t the best approach. Lastly, that’s a tense scenario over in Brooklyn.

With all they have going on, it may be too radioactive to touch it in any sense. Ultimately, there are other ways to get it done, while that one may not be worth it in a myriad of ways.

What you have to send out may make it a moot move, while Durant may not put you over the top as you expect for several reasons. That’s why they shouldn’t reengage—at this particular point.