NBA Rumors: Kyrie Irving To Heat For Kyle Lowry & Tyler Herro In Proposed Blockbuster Trade

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JB Baruelo

Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving is one of the NBA superstars who are expected to change teams in the 2022 NBA offseason. Irving may have expressed his commitment to return to the Nets in the 2022-23 NBA season, but with his constant unavailability, Brooklyn doesn't seem willing to give him a massive contract extension.

If they fail to agree on a new deal, most people expect Irving and the Nets to part ways this summer.

Kyrie Irving To Miami Heat

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One of the potential trade destinations for Irving is the Miami Heat. In a Twitter post, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN revealed that the Heat would be among Irving's preferred landing spots should he and the Nets decide to go in separate directions in the 2022 NBA offseason.

With their obvious need for more star power around Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo, the Heat would love to have Irving on their roster next season. However, with their limited salary cap space, the Heat must sign and trade with the Nets to acquire Irving this summer.

Proposed Heat-Nets Trade

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Irving's trade value may not be at its all-time high, but the Heat should still come up with an intriguing offer to convince the Nets to make a deal. In a recent article, Grant Hughes of Bleacher Report created a list of realistic trades that could happen after the 2022 NBA Draft.

These include a hypothetical blockbuster deal that would enable Irving to join forces with Butler and Adebayo in South Beach. In the proposed trade scenario, the Heat would be sending a trade package that includes Kyle Lowry and Tyler Herro to the Nets in exchange for Irving.

Heat Form Own 'Big Three'

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Sacrificing Lowry and Herro to get Irving would be a no-brainer for the Heat. Despite his off-court issues, Irving is still one of the best active players in the league. His potential arrival in South Beach would significantly improve the Heat's offense and enable them to create their own "Big Three" with Butler and Adebayo in the 2022-23 NBA season.

Irving would give the Heat a prolific scorer, an incredible playmaker, and an elite three-point shooter. Last season, he averaged 27.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 5.8 assists, and 1.4 steals while shooting 46.9 percent from the field and 41.8 percent from the three-point range.

Why The Nets Would Make The Trade

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The proposed trade would be worth exploring for the Nets, especially if the Heat would add more young players and future draft picks in their offer. If the Nets can convince Kevin Durant to stay, Hughes believes that the addition of Lowry and Herro would give them the option to remain competitive in the Eastern Conference next season.

"From Brooklyn's perspective, a closing lineup of Lowry, Herro, Joe Harris, Kevin Durant and Ben Simmons would figure to be dangerous. Retain Nic Claxton or add a conventional center at the minimum, trust Seth Curry to offer enough supplemental shooting as a starter and sign a wing defender with the mini mid-level exception, and the Nets can head into 2022-23 with justifiable confidence that they can compete with anyone."

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