After missing out on Damian Lillard and Bradley Beal, it’s only natural to pencil the Miami Heat in the market for the next star to hit the rumor mill. And if Zach LaVine does in fact hit the block, the Heat will likely at the very least register interest. The big problem for the Heat is I’m not sure they’d be willing to meet the asking price for LaVine. And adding LaVine doesn’t make much sense unless the Heat is willing to trade Tyler Herro in the process. I’m not sure they’d want to.
With how Herro has started the season, I’m sure there will be some in the Heat’s front office that sell themselves on the idea that Herro is as good as LaVine is right now and much cheaper. I may not agree with that belief, but I can see that narrative taking place.
However, if Miami has a somewhat surprising change of heart, LaVine on the Heat would work. He’d be a great fit next to an aging Jimmy Butler and an improving Bam Adebayo. Miami also has a pretty good supporting cast where a star boost could be exactly what this team needs to jump back into the championship conversation in the Eastern Conference.