As the NBA offseason continues to draw closer, there are plenty of teams who fans are already focusing on. Of course, the Los Angeles Lakers are going to be one of the most-watched teams in the offseason. While most of the rumors are surrounding a potential Russell Westbrook trade, could the Lakers actually try to make a bigger move with the Miami Heat that would feature Bam Adebayo joining forces with LeBron James?
Let’s slow down for just a minute and let all the readers digest that statement. How could the Lakers possibly acquire Adebayo from the Heat?
Over at Fadeaway World, they discussed a blockbuster trade between the Lakers and Heat. The trade would look like the following:
Heat Receive: Anthony Davis
Lakers Receive: Bam Adebayo, Tyler Herro, Gabe Vincent
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Wow, talk about a blockbuster. From the Lakers’ perspective, this trade would make all of the sense in the world. However, looking at this trade from the Heat’s perspective, the exact opposite could be argued.
Anthony Davis is a great player, but his injury issues have been well-documented. Trading Adebayo, Herro, and Vincent for him is a very high price to pay. A healthy Davis could be an upgrade over those guys, but no one can guarantee a player’s health.
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Looking at things closer for the Lakers, this is exactly the kind of trade that would resurrect their team. Bam Adebayo would fill in nicely for Davis in the front-court, while Herro would give them a lethal scoring threat in the back-court. It would provide some youth around LeBron James, which would be a welcome addition.
With all of that being said, we can’t say that this trade makes much sense for the Heat. The Lakers would pull the trigger on this all day long, but Miami shouldn’t even consider this deal. It’s interesting to think about, but something that is extremely unlikely to even be talked about.