3. Heat get warmer in package to acquire Bradley Beal
ESPN’s Bobby Marks ran through a few Beal trades on NBA Today where he mentioned this package with the Heat.
Robinson played well in the playoffs, but the Heat would still love to dump his contract with three years and $57.4 million remaining. The sharpshooter is a fine role player, but he is overpaid at his current price.
The Wizards accepting one first-round pick here is a win for Miami, but do they need to give up Tyler Herro? The 24-year-old would see his playing time decrease with Beal and Jimmy Butler in front of him, but Heat should try to keep him to use in a future trade. Herro is certainly an asset that other teams will want.
There are spending concerns in Miami and having four massive contracts is a no-go with the addition of the second tax apron. The Heat would have to trade Herro at some point if they acquire Beal, but it does not have to be to Washington.
Could the Miami Heat shift the package to be built around some negative contracts even if they have to give up more draft capital? The return for Bradley Beal is expected to be low for a star, but how low?