This Heat-Pistons trade sends two intriguing stars to Miami

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Miami Heat Receive: Blake Griffin, Derrick Rose

Detroit Pistons Receive: Andre Iguodala, Kelly Olynyk, Kendrick Nunn, KZ Okpala, 2022 1st Round Pick

Blake Griffin and Derrick Rose going to Miami would give the Heat some more star power and depth to the roster. Both are important down the stretch of the season when playing in the most important games. The other bonus is they might not have to give up too much to acquire these players.

Andre Igoudala and Kelly Olynyk are veteran players in their own right on short-term deals that Detroit could either flip or play out the remainder of the contracts. It would be simply for salary matching purposes for the Pistons to be able to get a deal done.

Kendrick Nunn and a first-round pick are the real pieces of this deal for the Pistons. Nunn is a young player while a first-round pick always helps every building squad.

Let’s take a closer look and see how this deal benefits each team right away.