The Miami Heat’s 2020 – 2021 season ended in a very disappointing fashion. With their superstar, Jimmy Butler
being at the age of thirty-one, Pat Riley and his front office will need to quickly assess the factors that contributed to this poor result. One player who contributed to this was Tyler Herro, who was wildly inconsistent. Following his spectacular bubble run, the Heat expected Herro to take a step forward and earn a larger role. This however never occurred. With the offseason rapidly commencing, Herro may be on his way out of Miami. A rebuilding team could buy-in on the tremendous flashes and potential from an only twenty-one-year-old Herro, resulting in the Miami Heat receiving a more win-now player. According to Ethan Skolnick of Five Reason Sports, Tyler Herro is likely to be traded this offseason. Here are some potential Tyler Herro trade packages:
Tyler Herro Trade Packages
Malcolm Brogdon is coming off of a strong fifth-year campaign. Brogdon obtained career highs in points per game as well as rebounds. He averaged 21.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 5.9 assists. While putting forth all of this production he also almost joined the exclusive 50,40,90 club. Trading for a player of Brogdon’s stature seems almost impossible right? Well according to Jason Dumas of Bleacher Report, the Pacers offered up Brogdon and a future first-round pick to obtain Ben Simmons, which the Philadelphia 76ers ended up declining. However, it seems as though Brogdon could be available at the right price.
For the Miami Heat, obtaining a player like Malcolm Brogdon would immediately elevate them to title contenders. Brogdon would likely slot in at the point or shooting guard position depending on the upcoming decision of Kyle Lowry in free agency. Brogdon gives the Heat a player who can create shots for himself off the dribble which is something that they did not have on the roster last season.
For the Indiana Pacers, obtaining two players with definite upside in Tyler Herro and Precious Achiuwa as well as a veteran in Andre Iguodala accelerates their rebuild. The Pacers also receive financial flexibility as Herro and Achiuwa are still on their rookie contracts.
Collin Sexton is coming off a very solid third season in the league averaging 24.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 4.4 assists. However, the Cavaliers are at a crossroads with Sexton and have a multitude of questions to answer. Such questions include: Is Sexton worth a max contract? Who is the point guard of the future, Collin Sexton or Darius Garland? Could a backcourt of Sexton and Garland work? It is becoming more and more evident as Sexton is being mentioned in multiple trade packages that the Cavaliers are trending towards Garland leading their franchise forward. The Cavaliers may feel that Garland will be their franchise point guard as he offers more in the playmaking facet of the game as well as they can wait to pay him a couple more years down the line.
For the Miami Heat, acquiring a “culture” player like Collin Sexton who is tremendously skilled on the offensive end will help the team out immediately. Sexton would fit into the Heat’s ball and player movement system as he is tremendous at cutting without the basketball. He has also shown multiple flashes defensively that the right coaching staff could develop him into an average defender. Also included in this trade package is Larry Nance Jr. Nance who would be an ideal fit next to Bam Adebayo as he can stretch the floor. He is also a very versatile defensive player who moves laterally very well for his size.
For the Cleveland Cavaliers, acquiring three young players in Tyler Herro, Precious Achiuwa, and KZ Okpala may intrigue them. Andre Iguodala would most likely be bought out in this situation. The Cavaliers could potentially run out a starting lineup next season of Darius Garland, Tyler Herro, Jalen Green, Kevin Love, and Jarrett Allen. This is a lineup that looks poised for future success.
CJ McCollum and the Portland Trailblazers are also coming off of a disappointing season. McCollum had a very solid season averaging 20.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 4.3 assists. However, their franchise superstar Damian Lillard may potentially want out of Portland which could cause a major shake up of the current roster.
For the Miami Heat, acquiring a veteran player of McCollum’s magnitude would definitely improve the roster. McCollum is yet another guard who can create offense for himself which the Heat lacked last season. A big three of Butler, Adebayo, and McCollum would definitely move the Heat back into title contention.
For the Portland Trailblazers, acquiring two young players in Tyler Herro and Precious Achiuwa would be appealing. Herro and Achiuwa could both potentially start next season for the Trailblazers depending on if Portland decides to hold onto Jusuf Nurkić.