7 Jimmy Butler trade ideas for the Heat that are crazy enough to work

The Miami Heat would never trade Jimmy Butler before the trade deadline... but what if they did?

Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat
Dallas Mavericks v Miami Heat / Megan Briggs/GettyImages
facebooktwitterreddit
Prev
5 of 7
Next

3. Butler to the Bay

Klay Thompson
Golden State Warriors v Memphis Grizzlies / Justin Ford/GettyImages

Miami gets: Klay Thompson, Jonathan Kuminga
Golden State gets: Jimmy Butler, Caleb Martin

The Warriors need a bona fide No. 2 next to Steph Curry and I wonder what the Heat would say if Mike Dunleavy Jr. called up the front office and offered Klay Thompson’s expiring and the young Jonathan Kuminga for Butler and Caleb Martin. Both players who help address major needs with the Warriors during what’s left of Curry’s window.

Meanwhile, the Heat would get Thompson, who could help Tyler Herro realize the potential of thriving as a catch-and-shoot guy, and Kuminga to help jumpstart the post-Butler rebuild.