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What I would do as the Heat GM: Build a Formidable Big Four, Supporting Cast


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Heat

Heat

+9 players ($70.2m),
Cap Impact + $39.3M
    Roster Moves
  • Andre Iguodala

    DO

    Andre Iguodala
    SF, 6' 6", -1.04 LEBRON
    Declined Team Option, Stationary Shooter

    $15.0M

    1yr

    16
  • Trevor Ariza

    FA

    Trevor Ariza
    SF, 6' 8", 0.12 LEBRON
    Re-Sign Free Agent, Stationary Shooter

    $7.1M

    3yrs

    16
  • Kyle Lowry

    FA

    Kyle Lowry
    PG, 0.22 LEBRON
    FA Signing, Primary Ball Handler

    $22.0M

    3yrs

    16
  • Nemanja Bjelica

    FA

    Nemanja Bjelica
    PF, 6' 10", -0.62 LEBRON
    Re-Sign Free Agent, Stretch Big

    $8.5M

    2yrs

    16
  • Zach LaVine

    ET

    Zach LaVine
    SG, 6' 5", 1.13 LEBRON
    Extend & Trade, Primary Ball Handler

    $19.5M

    5yrs

    5
  • Josh Hart

    FA

    Josh Hart
    SG, 6' 5", -0.06 LEBRON
    FA Signing, Stationary Shooter

    $8.8M

    4yrs

    16
  • Duncan Robinson

    FA

    Duncan Robinson
    SF, 6' 7", 0.4 LEBRON
    Re-Sign Free Agent, Movement Shooter

    $17.0M

    3yrs

    16
  • Gabe Vincent

    FA

    Gabe Vincent
    PG, 6' 3", -1.77 LEBRON
    Re-Sign Free Agent, Secondary Ball Handler

    $1.5M

    2yrs

    16
  • Max Strus

    FA

    Max Strus
    SF, 6' 5", -1.17 LEBRON
    Re-Sign Free Agent, Movement Shooter

    $1.5M

    3yrs

    16
  • Notes

    Declined Andre Iguodala's team option for 2021 worth $15.0M.

    Re-signed free agent Trevor Ariza to a 3 year contract worth $21.5M.

    Signed free agent Kyle Lowry to a 3 year contract worth $66.0M.

    Re-signed free agent Nemanja Bjelica to a 2 year contract worth $17.0M.

    Extend-And-Trade Zach LaVine for a 5 year contract worth $179.5M.

    Signed free agent Josh Hart to a 4 year contract worth $35.2M.

    Re-signed free agent Duncan Robinson to a 3 year contract worth $51.0M.

    Re-signed free agent Gabe Vincent to a 2 year contract worth $3.0M.

    Re-signed free agent Max Strus to a 3 year contract worth $4.5M.

+3  Wins

-5.93  MPG

+4.93  Off.

-1.41  Def.

Bulls

Bulls

+4 players ($31.7m) +3 picks,
Cap Impact + $12.2M
  • Tyler Herro

    TO

    Tyler Herro
    SG, 6' 5", -1.63 LEBRON
    Team Option, Secondary Ball Handler

    $4.0M

    2yrs

    16
  • Precious Achiuwa
    Precious Achiuwa
    PF, 6' 8", -1.42 LEBRON
    Roll + Cut Big

    $2.7M

    3yrs

    16
  • draft-pick-player

    2024 - Round 1

    16
  • draft-pick-player

    2026 - Round 1

    16
  • draft-pick-player

    2028 - Round 1

    16
  • Roster Moves
  • Victor Oladipo

    ST

    Victor Oladipo
    SG, 6' 4", 1.36 LEBRON
    Sign & Trade, Secondary Ball Handler

    $15.0M

    3yrs

    16
  • Kendrick Nunn

    ST

    Kendrick Nunn
    PG, 6' 2", -0.52 LEBRON
    Sign & Trade, Secondary Ball Handler

    $10.0M

    3yrs

    16
  • Notes

    Sign-And-Trade Victor Oladipo for a 3 year contract worth $45.0M.

    Sign-And-Trade Kendrick Nunn for a 3 year contract worth $30.0M.

+1  Wins

+69.48  MPG

-4.88  Off.

+1.54  Def.

I know the Heat are coming off a disappointing season, but I think they are a couple moves away from becoming a championship contender. With these moves, I think they will be one of the top teams in the league this season.

1. Trade Tyler Herro, Precious Achiuwa, Kendrick Nunn, and Dipo plus FRPs for Zach LaVine

This has to be enough if you are the Bulls. Youngsters with potential in Herro and Achiuwa are valuable. Nunn and Dipo are guys that can help you stay competitive in the near future. Add in the capital and this is a good deal. LaVine may be growing unhappy by the Bulls' failure, and it might be a mutual agreement to part ways. Plus, he's about to get expensive. For the Heat, got Bing up Herro and Achiuwa is easy because Herro wants to become a celebrity and Precious hasn't gotten minutes. Oladipo is coming off another injury, and Nunn is the only loss here.

2. Sign Kyle Lowry to a $90 million contract

Lowry would be great next to LaVine thanks to his superior defense and leadership for thus Heat squad. The contract isn't too bad either.

Decline option on Iggy for cap room

We need cap space to complete the signings, so let's let Iggy, 37, walk.

Then let's sign Josh Hart using the midlevel, and also keep Dragic in the backcourt. A following backcourt of Goran and Hart would be nice. Next, we retain Ariza to be our starting power forward and Robinson as our backup swingman. We give Okpala playing time at the 4 in the backup five. We also sign Dedmon to be a backup center. Finally, for more depth, we sign Gabe Vincent,Nemenja Bjleica and Max Strus to Olay roles just in case of injuries.

I think all of these moves make the Heat a strong team,and for the Bulls, a nice rebuild to start with.


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