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Heat solve their point guard problem with Malcolm Brogdon


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+1 player ($22.5m),
Cap Impact - $7.1M

-1  Wins

-8.45  MPG

+1.08  Off.

-1.02  Def.

Trail Blazers

Trail Blazers

+1 player ($29.7m) +1 pick,
Cap Impact + $7.1M

+1  Wins

+8.45  MPG

-1.08  Off.

+1.02  Def.

Trade Breakdown:

Heat get:

  • Malcolm Brogdon

Trail Blazers get:

  • Kyle Lowry

  • 2029 first-round pick

Lowry isn't a starting-level NBA point guard anymore, which is perfectly understandable considering his age (37). The Heat knew this last year when they benched him in favor of Gabe Vincent.

With no Damian Lillard trade ultimately coming to fruition, however, Lowry is currently the best option that Miami has.

While the initial ripple effects of Lillard being traded to the Milwaukee Bucks ultimately landed Jrue Holiday with the Boston Celtics, there could be yet another wrinkle to this point guard do-si-do. Brogdon going to Miami makes all the sense in the world.

The 30-year-old would be a big upgrade over Lowry. He's averaging 19.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists while shooting 41.7 percent from three off the Blazers' bench thus far.

Lowry's expiring contract gives the Blazers future salary relief and nets them a future unprotected pick via Miami.

Credit: BleacherReport