heat4life wrote: SA37 wrote:
BBallFreak wrote:Such a bad deal for Miami in my opinion. Still the article makes a good point. Herro will be due an extension somewhat soon and if we're going to trade him, our time is this season.
If the deal brought back Terrence Ross, that would be more interesting for Miami since he'd be able to help immediately and has 2 years left on his deal at ~$12M a year. However, Miami would have to include more than Herro to make it work financially.
The guy I'd really like to see Miami acquire is Larry Nance Jr. However, Cleveland is already so guard-heavy, you'd think there'd need to be a 3rd team involved.
Another interesting player could be Rui Hachimura.
If you can get him on a Duncan-type of contract next offseason, would you rather extend Herro or still prefer Ross (31yo) who is going to want an extension at around the same dollar amount down a year after?
That's tough. It really depends on 1) what other assets Miami acquired aside from Ross 2) how much upside you think Herro has and if you think he'd holdout for a bigger payday and 3) what happens with Oladipo.
Miami could not justify a more or less straight-up swap for Ross. However, if Miami got a 1st round pick + a young player, then it becomes more interesting, especially since Miami does not know when it will have a draft pick again (and presumably it will be in the lower half of the 1st round). Cole Anthony doesn't really do it for me, but if Miami could find a 3rd team to send him to and get back a different player or another pick, that would be ideal. Something like:
Miami gets: Ross + Dort
Magic get: Herro + Okpala + filler
OKC gets: Cole Anthony + Magic 1st
Oladipo is kind of the wildcard in all of this and if he comes back and plays well, Miami is going to really have to think about its finances.
In 23'-24' Miami will have ~$125M committed to Butler, Adebayo, Lowry, and Robinson. If Herro were on a Duncan-type deal, Miami would have another ~$16M committed; if Oladipo were to make a "spectacular" return, he'd be a 30-year old looking for a payday.
The following season, Miami would have ~$120M committed to Butler, Adebayo, Robinson, and Herro; anything Oladipo might have re-signed for would have to be added.
Would Miami have enough flexibility to surround that core with talent? Would that core still be good enough to compete for a title?
Given Miami's lack of assets, it is hard to see Miami being able to trade Herro and get equal value unless it is another player on a rookie deal that a team is willing to part with (someone along the lines of Rui Hachimura, Cam Reddish, Kevin Huerter, Colin Sexton or someone like that).