3 Desperate trades the Heat could still make to salvage offseason

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With 14 players on standard contracts and insufficient space to sign another veteran in free agency, the Miami Heat’s roster appears set.

That is unless they make a trade to shake things up. There are still three months before the start of the season – plenty of time for weird stuff to happen. The Heat kicked the tires on trades for Lauri Markkanen, Mikal Bridges and DeMar DeRozan to no avail, but other targets could be available to help the Heat salvage the offseason.

Let’s take a look at three trade ideas the Heat might still be able to make.

Miami gets: Bruce Brown, 2027 pick swap
Toronto gets: Tyler Herro

Brown seems every bit a Heat player – a defensive stalwart who can do a little bit of everything and play bigger that his position. Brown, who went to college at Miami, could welcome a return to South Florida. He’d plug into almost every lineup the Heat could put together, including the starting five. Brown’s ability to provide point-of-attack defense would pair nicely with Terry Rozier in the backcourt.

For the Raptors, likely losing Gary Trent Jr. in free agency creates a desperate need for 3-point shooting on the roster. When Herro isn’t dancing his way into mid-range shots, he’s an elite 3-point shooter (40% last season and 43% on catch-and-shoot attempts). He’s an easy fit next to Scottie Barnes and, at 24, fits the timeline of Toronto’s core players.