April 13, 2024

 

 

Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix and Rohan Nadkarni thinks the Miami Heat should go after OG Anunoby of the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Tyler Herro.
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Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro has been linked in trade speculation through most of his career.

A recent podcast by Sports Illustrated writers Chris Mannix and Rohan Nadkarni will only fuel those rumors. Both said the Heat should consider trading Herro and two first-round picks for Toronto Raptors center OJ Anunoby.

“I think Tyler Herro and two firsts would be a good haul for Anunoby,” Mannix said. “… Anunoby gives them a guy that they need. They need another defender, a three and D type of guy who can match up with Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and all the guys they are going up against in the playoffs. They’re definitely a team to watch in the coming months. Right now, they’re just average. Jimmy’s [Butler] right, `We’re mediocre.’ I’m not sure counting on health is guaranteed to get it done.”‘

Despite Herro’s hot start before sustaining a sprained ankle this season, both feel Anunoby would make the Heat more competitive in the Eastern Conference. The notion is Anunoby gives them a better defensive presence but would once again put the offensive burden on Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo.

“If the Heat made a move like that, they’d be right in the mix,” Nadkarni said.

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Shandel Richardson covers the Miami Heat for Inside The Heat, a Fan Nation channel for Sports Illustrated. He has covered the NBA since 2010.

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