3 blockbuster trades that send Zach LaVine to the Miami Heat

Teams are reportedly monitoring the Chicago Bulls, who have stumbled to start the season and could be open to trading All-Star guard Zach LaVine. Should the Miami Heat get in the mix?

Nov 6, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) reacts after scoring
Nov 6, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine (8) reacts after scoring / Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
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This is a draft-pick-centric deal that also gives the Bulls more than $120 million in salary over the next three seasons (and gets them under the luxury tax this season).

The Heat part with Kyle Lowry's expiring and the improved Duncan Robinson to bring in Zach LaVine and Jevon Carter. LaVine and Tyler Herro could partner for a sharp-shooting backcourt that would instantly provide Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo with a lot more space and boost Miami's offense to above-average levels.

Carter is a reliable point guard who can come off the bench and give Heat coach Erik Spoelstra a defensive option in the backcourt.

Giving up first-round picks in 2028 and 2030 is risky, but if the Heat believe a starting lineup of Herro, LaVine, Butler, Haywood Highsmith and Adebayo can compete with the top teams in the East, it could be worth going all-in.

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