manlisten wrote:Do the Pels have a real need for Herro with NAW and JJ on the roster? I think the value for them would come from the flexibility a Jrue trade would open up. They could do something like Dragic/Leonard and maybe draft considerations. They would recoup some of the veteran guard play that they give up with Jrue and add frontcourt shooting and potentially another pick down the line. Dragic/Leonard are both expiring and they would have space to keep both if they want or let them walk and look to make a trade into their cap.
Im personally not as high on NAW as most (I don't think bad or anything), but I do think Herro is the better prospect. Also wouldnt take JJ into too much consideration since I think he is just a stop gap solution because of his age. I think the Pels would just keep Jrue till the summer if all they get in return is Dragic and Leonard. If you look at Miami's draft picks, basically all of them are pretty heavily tied up.
I would expect the Pels would want Herro or Winslow, because again Herro is that sharpshooting guard that pairs perfectly with Zion and Lonzo. Winslow is that wing defender that they dont have on the team and he also can shoot the 3 now. Plus with him, if Ingram doesn't work out, you slide Winslow down to the 3 and have one of your young guards step up into the 2 spot. Plus both guys are young and fit with the young core.
I also want to be clear since I am the one that side tracked this thread with trade talks. I dont think the Pels need to be looking to trade right now. I am 100% with the mindset of sitting back and seeing if they can make work with what they have. Im just saying I can see in a few months Ingram no fitting in and looking to be moved for a wing that can shoot, also I can see them unloading Jrue because he isn't the shooter you'd like to pair with Zion/Lonzo plus he's an unrestricted free agent in 2 years.