This Heat-Pacers Trade Features Duncan Robinson To Indiana

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Does this trade make sense for the Miami Heat?

Financially, Myles Turner is only making $1.1 million more than that of Duncan Robinson next season, not putting too much pressure on the Miami Heat’s front-office financially, and talent-wise, Turner would be a massive upgrade for this Heat team. 

Other than being a catch-and-shoot three-point shooting threat, Duncan Robinson does not bring much to the table for the Heat, which is why his role has lessened this season.

Already having Bam Adebayo in the frontcourt, it would be interesting to see how the Heat roll out a “2-center” lineup essentially, but if there is any team and coach in the league that can make this work, it is the Miami Heat and Erik Spoelstra. 

Adebayo and Turner are two of the best rim-protectors in the NBA today and while Robinson’s shooting is essential, he would be replaced by Gabe Vincent and Max Strus, two players on the Heat’s bench who are both shooting above 36% from deep this season. 

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By making this trade, the Heat would suddenly have three All-Star players, plus another All-Defensive big man in Myles Turner to go along with a handful of key secondary talents in P.J. Tucker, Tyler Herro, Caleb Martin, Max Strus, Gabe Vincent and possibly other key veterans they sign to minimum contracts that are hunting championships. 

Not many people are paying attention to the Miami Heat being a threat to pursue Myles Turner in the offseason, but this fit makes complete sense and if Bam Adebayo is willing to make it work, the Heat could suddenly become the best defensive team in NBA history. 

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