The Heat are starting to round into form after a shaky start to the season and while there have been reports that they are unlikely to make major trades, they continue to be linked to rival guards.
It’s no secret that D’Angelo Russell, who is a free agent at the end of the season, could be on the move, and Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report hears that Miami could be a possible landing spot.
Moving Kyle Lowry for Russell is the easiest way to bring the former No. 2 overall pick to South Beach, yet Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald hears that the Heat are not looking to deal Lowry.
The Mavs, Suns, and Clippers have also been linked to Russell, who is sporting a career-high 60.2% true shooting percentage this season.
New Cavaliers Target?
The Cavaliers have been rumored to be on the lookout for a wing, though Sam Amico of Hoops Wire writes that the team has been linked to Spurs wing Doug McDermott. Cleveland sending Cedi Osman and Dylan Windler for McDermott would work from a salary standpoint.
McDermott arrived in San Antonio during the 2021 offseason via a sign-and-trade with the Pacers. The Creighton product has made 42.0% of his triples on 4.7 attempts over the past two years, so while he’s not the flashiest player, he has the skills set to be a complementary player on a playoff contender.
More Trade Buzz
- The Wizards are among the teams that would have interest in Fred VanVleet if the Raptors make the point guard available, per Pincus. The Heat, Lakers, Clippers, Wolves, Mavericks, and Suns are also mentioned as potential suitors for VanVleet.
- The latest report from Knicks beat reporter Fred Katz indicates that New York is resistant to trading Immanuel Quickley. The point guard has been the subject of trade rumors over the past year.
- The Nets are eyeing frontcourt help and we looked at a few candidates, including whether or not Kristaps Porzingis would make sense for Brooklyn.