June 13, 2024

An NBA analyst has suggested a trade between the Miami Heat and the Utah Jazz for the upcoming offseason. According to Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report, the proposed trade involves:

  • The Utah Jazz sending John Collins, the No. 29 pick, and the No. 32 pick to the Miami Heat.
  • In return, the Heat would trade Duncan Robinson and Caleb Martin to the Jazz.

The Jazz are reportedly considering trading Collins after just one season, while the Heat are expected to actively seek trades this offseason.

Buckley noted that while the draft picks might seem valuable for two role players, the Jazz might prefer acquiring more shooting and stronger wing play over adding more rookies. He highlighted that Robinson is an elite outside shooter and Martin is a diligent two-way player, suggesting this trade could address key needs for the Jazz.

Robinson averaged 12.9 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 2.8 assists, shooting 39.5% from three-point range and 88.9% from the free-throw line. Martin averaged 10.0 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 2.2 assists, with a player option worth $7.1 million for the next season.

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John Collins, who averaged 15.1 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 1.1 assists, shooting 37.1% from beyond the arc and 79.5% from the free-throw line, would make $26.6 million next season.

The Jazz missed the playoffs this year, and the Heat were eliminated in the first round by the Boston Celtics. This trade aims to improve both teams’ rosters for the next season.

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