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Heat Continue Underwhelming Season: 3 Big Miami Heat Trades That Make Sense

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The Miami Heat are on their second win streak of the season with wins over the Washington Wizards and New York Knicks. Should you be worried about the Heat yet?

There are plenty of trades swarming around the NBA currently, but what are the best Miami Heat trades?

In the Heat’s nine wins, only four of them have been by double digits. Sure, a win’s a win, but shouldn’t a team coming off a finals run be beating teams by more points more often than not?

I will say this, although the Heat are ranked 27th in scoring, that is typically not the issue. The issues normally come by way of the team’s horrid rebounding or terrible turnover rate (ranked last in the league).

Here are some Miami Heat trades that I think could solve some of the problems the Heat are encountering.

Three Miami Heat Trades That Could Benefit the Heat

There are a few lingering problems that Miami is facing.

  • Rebounding
  • Turnovers
  • Defense

With these Miami Heat trades, the Heat should look to improve on these downfalls and build the chemistry back to where it was last year.

1. Miami Heat Receive Lonzo Ball and J.J. Redick; Pelicans Receive Andre Iguodala, Maurice Harkless and Duncan Robinson

This is probably the best case scenario for the Heat. They receive a desperately needed point guard in Lonzo Ball, who can pass and defend extremely well, and swap Duncan Robinson for another shooter in J.J. Redick.

While this doesn’t solve the center problem we’ve seen throughout the season, it helps the Heat’s point guard issues. Ball has averaged 17.2 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 4.2 apg, 1.6 spg, all while shooting 47% from both the field and 3-point range over his last five games.

While Robinson has finally started turning it on from deep, he has proven to be inconsistent throughout the season. We will see how Pat Riley approaches his situation come closer to the trade deadline.

This also allows Tyler Herro to move back into his more comfortable shooting guard role alongside a phenomenal passer in Lonzo Ball.

2. Miami Heat Receive Kyle Lowry; Toronto Raptors Receive Duncan Robinson, Maurice Harkless, Meyers Leonard, Kelly Olynyk and 2022 Second Round Pick

This trade, again, centers around Duncan Robinson, the young sharpshooter. Given, that’s about all they are losing.

Players like Harkless and Leonard are more or less salary fillers. This won’t hurt the team too much, and it will get us an all-star point guard to run with Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo.

Kyle Lowry, averaging 17 ppg and 6.7 apg, is also tallying a steal per game. His defense and championship pedigree will be a great addition to this Heat team.

3. Miami Heat Receive Mo Bamba; Orlando Magic Receive Maurice Harkless and 2022 Second Round Pick

This scenario gets the Heat the defensive minded center that they so desperately need. Mo Bamba, the 22 year old seven footer, could be an incredible asset to this Heat team. Bamba is currently shooting nearly 63% from the field and 30% from deep.

As he continues to grow into his own, this could be the steal out of the Miami Heat trades. With a 7’10 wingspan, Bamba will challenge every shot at the rim and provides defensive help to Adebayo in the paint.

As for offense, Bamba can spread the floor and leave room for Adebayo to do his thing in the high post area. This could make for an interesting front court tandem for the future if this trade happens.


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