dean456 wrote:That Orlando trade is intriguing. RJ Hampton and Cole Anthony are 19 and 20yo respectively and are both finishing their rookie season so they are both still under rookie scale contract for another 3yrs which would benefit us financially if we are unsure about paying Herro.
Add to that I expect Orlando to be in the bottom 4 teams next season which means their 2022 FRP will at least be in the lottery and could very easily be a top 4 pick.
I think Herro is the best player in the package but the total value could be better in the long run.
If the Heat are confident in Oladipo returning to form then I'd say its a good move but if he doesn't this could hurt our chances this season at surprising people.
1) Orlando would surely put protections on any pick they sent to Miami.
2) The most likely scenario is that neither Hampton nor Anthony will develop fast enough (if at all) to really help Miami's title push.
3) If Herro and Oladipo play well enough to earn big contracts, then Miami is going to have to make a move. However, that move might be Duncan Robinson being shipped out.
The only way I see Herro being moved is if Miami can acquire a really good player in return (like Colin Sexton) or if Miami can get a combo where they acquire a veteran who can help now + an asset they can cash in on down the line (like Nance Jr and a pick). However, Miami's lack of draft assets and Herro's low salary limit the options enormously.