5 Tyler Herro trades that would net Miami Heat another star: Dejounte Murray
Rather than trade for a singular star, this trade would help the Miami Heat round out their depth, bringing in two starting-caliber players to replace Tyler Herro.
With the new CBA on the way, the Heat might not be able to re-sign both Gabe Vincent and Max Strus, so bringing in another point guard could be a worthwhile effort for them.
Dejounte Murray isn’t a great shooter, but when given the chance, he’s proven to be a guy who can give you double-digit assists on a nightly basis. The Heat could use someone like that running the show (especially with Murray’s defensive talent).
Meanwhile, John Collins would look nice next to Bam Adebayo, and Miami could give him the freedom to play the game that he hasn’t had in years with the Atlanta Hawks.
The Hawks would be shifting gears a bit in this deal. This past year, it looked like both Trae Young and Murray needed the ball in their hands to be effective, and that’s not a winning formula.
Tyler Herro is comfortable playing off the ball, but he can also be a shot-creator, which would give the Hawks nice flexibility. Duncan Robinson could give them a nice shooting boost on the wing, or they could flip him in hopes of fixing their books.
A future first-rounder would help them replenish their draft cabinet after dumping it out last summer in the deal for Murray.
Potential starting lineups
Heat: Dejounte Murray, Max Strus (if re-signed), Jimmy Butler, John Collins, Bam Adebayo
Hawks: Trae Young, Tyler Herro, AJ Griffin, De’Andre Hunter, Clint Capela