KEY POINTS

  • Miami Heat are unlikely to trade Herro for Oladipo
  • Heat are interested only in big names to consider dealing Herro
  • Herro is expected to be targeted by multiple NBA teams after his 2019-20 season performance

The Miami Heat know that they have a gem of a young player in Tyler Herro. The 20-year-old played big for the South Beach-based squad during the 2019-20 NBA season, including a 37-point performance during the Eastern Conference finals.

In the eyes of Zach Harper of The Athletic, it would not come as a surprise if other NBA teams try to pitch a trade for the 13th overall pick of the 2013 NBA Draft.

The Heat are unlikely to entertain offers although they might consider if it includes a big-name player in the mix.

Among the NBA stars that could get Miami’s attention is Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks or Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards.

Antetokounmpo or Beal could convince the Heat to include Herro in a trade. Right now, there is no telling if such an offer could be made.

Aside from Herro, another option to land a big name for the Heat would likely involve Kendrick Nunn or Duncan Robinson, as well as some of their future draft picks.

Zach Harper suggests that if Herro would be involved, Miami would not have to add future picks.

It would be best to note that these are scenarios for Antetokounmpo and Beal only. Victor Oladipo is another name being linked to the Heat, but Herro is unlikely to be part of it.

Oladipo is a player most are watching, and he is said to be exploring options as the 28-year-old guard enters the final year of his deal.

There were initial reports that Oladipo wanted to move out of Indiana, but he eventually denied it. Instead, the two-time NBA All-Star is believed to be seeking a max contract extension, per Eric Pincus of the Bleacher Report.

It would take much to pry Herro from the Heat, especially after his showing last NBA season. He is considered to be someone who could follow in the footsteps of Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns if given the chance.

For now, it would be fair to conclude that he will be staying at South Beach. But the story could be different--depending on the contract situations of Antentokounmpo and Beal moving forward.

Tyler Herro #14 of the Miami Heat Tyler Herro #14 of the Miami Heat Photo: Getty Images | Michael Reaves