4 Stars who could get traded to the Heat this summer, including 1 big surprise

In the NBA, the next big star trade is always just around the corner.

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Trae Young

Trae Young
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The noise around Trae Young’s uncertain future in Atlanta is getting louder, and some executives think the Hawks could opt to trade Young instead of Dejounte Murray, who had been on the trade block but wasn’t moved before this season’s deadline.

The biggest reason that the Hawks could trade Young instead of Murray is simply the return. Young is a polarizing player, but nobody doubts his genius playmaking or ability to score in bunches. The Hawks are eighth in offensive rating this season – that’s mostly because of Young.

If the Hawks were to field offers for Young, it would be enough to rebuild the team overnight. Multiple quality draft picks and young players would have to get sent back to Atlanta for a 25-year-old All-Star in his prime.

The Spurs were one team that reportedly made a call about Young before the deadline, and it would make sense if they circled back this summer.

But what about the Heat? Miami has been chasing an All-Star guard for the past two summers – from Donovan Mitchell to Damian Lillard and Jrue Holiday. Whatever you might think of the fit, Young is on the same level as that group.

It would cost the Heat nearly everything, and it’s unlikely that the Hawks would decide to trade the face of the franchise to a division rival, but it’s our first name worth monitoring.