Heat Trade For Jazz’s Collin Sexton, Kelly Olynyk In Blockbuster Proposal

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One NBA writer is proposing that the Miami Heat acquire Collin Sexton and Kelly Olynyk from the Utah Jazz in a blockbuster trade. Lee Tran of Fadeaway World proposed the following trade idea between the Heat and Jazz:

Miami Heat Receive: Collin Sexton, Kelly Olynyk

Utah Jazz Receive: Kyle Lowry, 2028 First-Round Pick (MIA)

“The key player that the Miami Heat would get in this scenario is Collin Sexton, a young guard,” Tran wrote in his latest NBA trade column. “Though he plays the point guard position, Sexton is definitely more of a scorer. On the Heat, he wouldn’t need to be a playmaker given Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo are both present on the roster, and Sexton would be allowed to fully focus on scoring with the Heat. This past season with the Utah Jazz, Sexton averaged 14.3 points, 2.2 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per game, while shooting 50.6% from the field and 39.3% from 3PT range. As of now, his box score numbers may be low, but Sexton has previously shown that he can be a 20+ points per game scorer with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

“The second part of this deal involves Kelly Olynyk, who profiles as a perfect fit in the frontcourt with Adebayo due to his floor spacing ability. During the 2022-23 season, Olynyk averaged 12.5 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game, while shooting 39.4% from 3PT range. He can do a little bit of everything offensively, and his playmaking should be useful for a team like the Heat in non-Adebayo minutes as well.”

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Sexton averaged 14.3 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists last season for the Jazz while shooting 50.6% from the floor, 39.3% from 3 and 81.9% from the free-throw line in 48 games. The point guard signed a four-year, $70.9 million deal in September 2022. He’ll make $17.3 million next season.

The 24-year-old Sexton has career NBA averages of 19.0 points, 2.9 boards and 3.2 assists with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Jazz. He was the eighth overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft out of Alabama. The Cavaliers traded Sexton to the Jazz last offseason in the Donovan Mitchell trade.

Meanwhile, Olynyk averaged 12.5 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.7 assists for the Jazz last season while shooting 49.9% from the field, 39.4% from beyond the arc and 85.3% from the free-throw line. He’s played in 265 games with the Heat.

NBA NEWS & TRADE RUMORS: Collin Sexton, Kelly Olynyk, Miami Heat, Utah Jazz Updates

The 32-year-old Olynyk signed a three-year, $37 million deal with the Pistons in August 2021. The Gonzaga product has played for the Boston Celtics, Heat, Houston Rockets, Pistons and Jazz. He has career averages of 10.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists.

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