7. Tyler Herro
Herro will be on the move if the Miami Heat acquire Damian Lillard, but Portland has no interest in the 6’5 wing. The 23-year-old has scored 20-plus points per game in two straight seasons, but the Blazers have no room in the backcourt. Scoot Henderson, Shaedon Sharpe, and Anfernee Simons will be their present and future guards. Miami must find a third team willing to take Herro if they want to get the deal done.
The 76ers want a star, but they may have to settle for Herro given their limited trade assets. Tyrese Maxey and Boy Wonder are not the cleanest fit in the backcourt together, but it would give Philadelphia plenty of scoring and shot creation to support Joel Embiid. The Sixers might be able to save a bit in the current season by trading Tobias Harris for Herro and another piece.
The Heat would not be eager to see Tyler Herro head to Philly. The two sides linked up on the Jimmy Butler trade, but are direct rivals in the Eastern Conference. Both hope to make deep playoff runs in 2024.
This would be a bold move by Daryl Morey and the Philadelphia 76ers. They must believe Herro can transform into an All-Star for it to make sense. His defense is below average at best, but the 6’5 guard gives the Sixers some needed firepower if James Harden departs.