5 Tyler Herro trades that would net Miami Heat another star: Zach LaVine
Similar to Damian Lillard, this trade would see the Miami Heat land their new offensive fulcrum, upgrading from Tyler Herro at the shooting guard position.
Again, like Lillard, LaVine is a defensive liability on the perimeter, but Miami’s system could help mitigate that flaw. And his offensive production would be worth the trade-off.
At his best, LaVine is one of the most efficient scorers in the league. He’s had to carry a heavy load in Chicago and, for the past two seasons, has shared scoring duties with DeMar DeRozan.
In Miami, LaVine could be handed the keys, free to play his game. And with the well-rounded cast the Heat could put around him, he may end up getting some of the best looks of his career.
Meanwhile, the Chicago Bulls would hit the reset button in this deal, but they would also stay fairly competitive if they held on to DeRozan and Nikola Vucevic.
Tyler Herro would slot in as their new franchise centerpiece (at least, for the time being), and Duncan Robinson would help fix some of their shooting woes, as Chicago ranked last in three-point attempts last season.
And since the Bulls don’t currently have a pick in this year’s NBA Draft, adding pick 18 would give them a chance to add even more youth to a roster in desperate need of just that.
Potential starting lineups
Heat: Gabe Vincent (if re-signed), Zach LaVine, Jimmy Butler, Caleb Martin, Bam Adebayo
Bulls: Alex Caruso, Tyler Herro, DeMar DeRozan, Patrick Williams, Nikola Vucevic (if re-signed)