76ers trade James Harden to the Heat and land another star in this all-in proposal
In this trade proposal hashed out by Bleacher Report just recently, the Philadelphia 76ers trade James Harden to the Miami Heat for Tyler Herro, Caleb Martin, and rights to swap a future first-round draft pick.
After striking out embarrassingly in the Damian Lillard sweepstakes, the Heat will basically banner the same core that has given them two NBA Finals losses in the last four seasons. That’s better than how almost all teams have fared during that span, but Miami is not just playing to be a Finals participant.
Hence, to shake things up, Pat Riley and co. should make a run for Harden and give the Clippers a run for their money. While older than Herro, the All-Star guard is still the best playmaker in the league, and touts a still-lethal scoring prowess that, in theory, fits like a glove next to Jimmy Butler’s all-around game and Bam Adebayo’s stylings as a force in the paint.
Clearly, the Heat would benefit from adding Harden to form a Big Three of their own. But on the other side, how can this trade benefit (or sink) the 76ers in their still-boisterous edict to win a championship as soon as possible?