Heat Trade For Blazers’ Malcolm Brogdon In Blockbuster New Proposal

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One NBA writer is proposing that the Miami Heat acquire Malcolm Brogdon from the Portland Trail Blazers in a blockbuster deal. Greg Swartz of Bleacher Report proposed the following trade idea between the Heat and Blazers:

Miami Heat Receive: PG Malcolm Brogdon

Portland Trail Blazers Receive: PG Kyle Lowry, 2029 first-round pick (unprotected)

The Heat tried to acquire Damian Lillard and Jrue Holiday this past offseason. However, Lillard landed with the Milwaukee Bucks despite requesting a trade to Miami and Holiday got traded to the Boston Celtics.

Swartz believes the Heat need to move on from veteran Kyle Lowry and replace him with Brogdon, who won the Sixth Man of the Year Award last season with the Celtics.

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“Brogdon going to Miami makes all the sense in the world,” Swartz wrote in his NBA trade column. “The 30-year-old would be a big upgrade over Lowry.”

Brogdon is averaging 18.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.4 assists through five games this season while shooting 44.3% from the field, 39.3% from beyond the arc and 71.4% from the free-throw line.

The Blazers are in rebuild mode after trading Lillard. Swartz thinks Portland would benefit from adding Lowry since the NBA champion is on an expiring contract.

“Lowry’s expiring contract gives the Blazers future salary relief and nets them a future unprotected pick via Miami,” Swartz wrote.

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The Heat could start Brogdon, Tyler Herro, Jimmy Butler, Kevin Love and Bam Adebayo if Miami’s front office — led by Pat Riley — figured out a way to acquire Brogdon from Portland.

Brogdon has career NBA averages of 15.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists with the Bucks, Indiana Pacers and Celtics.

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