Pros and Cons of the Heat trading Tyler Herro for Zach LaVine

With another offseason underway, now comes another summer-long Tyler Herro rumors. Could a swap centered around Herro and Bulls scoring guard Zach LaVine make sense?
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There is no secret that the Miami Heat’s polarizing combo guard Tyler Herro has been in the thick of trade rumors for quite some time now.

Over the last three offseasons, Herro’s name has been mentioned in trade ideas. Whether that came in the form of mock trades or official reports, it’s clear that if the Heat are serious about improving, it likely comes at the expense of the former Sixth Man of the Year. 

More recently, the Heat have been linked to a potential DeMar DeRozan pairing. If it becomes possible to attain the talented scorer from the Chicago Bulls, Miami would have to shed some salary to make room financially. Whether that involves one (or a combination) of Herro, Duncan Robinson and Terry Rozier, remains to be seen. 

If the DeRozan option falls through, the Heat could pivot to Chicago's other scoring wing in Zach LaVine.

The Bulls/LaVine partnership has hit an all-time low over the years. Similar to Herro’s situation in Miami, LaVine has been centered in Chicago trade rumors for quite some time. In fact, it’s gotten to the point where the Bulls are reportedly willing to attach a draft pick just to unload LaVine and his contract.

It seems like the Jimmy Butler/Bam Adebayo/Herro core has unfortunately run its course. Not only are the Heat in need of a roster shake-up, but they are also in need of draft picks. A trade with the Bulls for LaVine would address both of those needs. But is it worth it?

Let’s go over a few pros and cons of acquiring the former All-Star guard.