NBA Trade Rumors: Tyler Herro could land with Jazz as part of Damian Lillard trade

Miami Heat Tyler Herro (Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports)
Miami Heat Tyler Herro (Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports) /

NBA Trade Rumors: The Utah Jazz could emerge as a possible landing spot for Tyler Herro as the Miami Heat pursue a bigger blockbuster deal for Damian Lillard.

As the Miami Heat continues to try and settle on an acceptable offer for Damian Lillard, who requested a trade to the team nearly two weeks ago, one big underlying theme centers around Tyler Herro and where he could land next. Herro almost has to be involved in the deal one way or another and the overwhelming thinking is that he’ll likely have to be moved to a third team considering the backcourt logjam that already exists in Portland.

There haven’t been many teams that have been mentioned as potential landing spots for Herro other than San Antonio, Brooklyn, and possibly Chicago. However, one other one has recently emerged. According to a recent report, the Utah Jazz are one other potential landing spot for Herro.

Would Tyler Herro be a good fit for the Utah Jazz?

In the early stages of a rebuild, the Jazz is an interesting suitor for Herro. Despite only hitting the reset button last summer, this is a team that already has a solid foundation of young talent in place. And adding a young seasoned talent such as Herro would only make Utah that much more intriguing heading into the 2023-24 season.

Theoretically, the Jazz could send out Kelly Olynyk and another roughly $7 million in salary to the Heat or Blazers along with a future first-round pick to make the deal work for them from a financial perspective.

At the very least, you’d have to think it’s something the Jazz will consider. Especially if they’re looking to take a step forward in the Western Conference this upcoming season.

Plus, let’s not forget how much former Boston Celtics president Danny Ainge wanted to draft Herro before he was drafted by the Heat. Through the first few years of his career, you can argue that Herro has actually been better than anyone could’ve imagined.

Perhaps Ainge still has some of that strong feeling toward Herro. Maybe this could be his chance to right a wrong in his mind. Ainge is not the only decision-maker in Utah, but it’s something to keep in mind as the Heat continues to look for third and fourth teams to possibly include in a blockbuster deal for Lillard.

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At this point, it would be surprising if Herro wasn’t on a new team by the start of the season. And, in fact, it will likely happen sooner rather than later. The question is, where will he land?