3 Under-the-radar trade proposals to improve the Miami Heat’s title chances

Can the Miami Heat make a minor move that improves their championship chances?

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A Heat-Wizards point guard swap

Tyus Jones
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Trade 2

Washington gets: Kyle Lowry, Dru Smith, 2026 second-round pick (via LAL)
Miami gets: Tyus Jones, Landry Shamet, Danilo Gallinari

The Heat find an upgrade at point guard while adding depth in the backcourt and frontcourt, while the Wizards clear some money off the books and get a second-round pick for playing nice.

Jones is a lot like Lowry, only he’s 10 years younger (27) and healthy. He’s also averaging 12.6 points and 5.5 assists this season while shooting a career-high 43.1% from 3-point range. If Lowry was a good fit around Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo, Jones could take that baton and play the same role.

Shamet has two more years worth a total of $22.7 remaining on his contract, but both of those years are non-guaranteed. He’s a reliable depth piece who can be traded or waived this summer. Gallinari, a long-time Heat target, would finally join the team. Only at 35 years old.