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Pros and cons of trading Tyler Herro for Zach LaVine with the Heat

It’s no secret that Tyler Herro, the Miami Heat’s polarizing combo guard, has been at the center of numerous transfer rumors for quite some time.

Over the past three offseasons, Herro’s name has been mentioned in transfer proposals. Whether it came in the form of bogus transactions or official reports, it’s clear that if the Heat are serious about improving, it will likely come at the expense of the former Sixth Man of the Year.

The Heat have recently been linked to a possible DeMar DeRozan duo. If they can get the talented scorer from the Chicago Bulls, Miami would have to cut some salary to make room financially. Whether that will be one (or a combination) of Herro, Duncan Robinson and Terry Rozier remains to be seen.

If the DeRozan option doesn’t materialize, the Heat could switch to Chicago’s other scoring winger, Zach LaVine.

The partnership between the Bulls and LaVine has reached an all-time low over the years. Much like Herro in Miami, LaVine has been the subject of transfer rumors in Chicago for some time. In fact, it has gotten to the point where the Bulls are reportedly willing to demand a draft pick just to get rid of LaVine and his contract.

It seems that the Jimmy Butler/Bam Adebayo/Herro core has unfortunately served its purpose. The Heat not only need to refresh their roster, but also need draft picks. A trade with the Bulls for LaVine would satisfy both needs. But is it worth it?

Let’s go through some pros and cons of signing the former All-Star guard.