NBA Rumors: Heat Could Acquire John Wall For Goran Dragic, Tyler Herro & Kelly Olynyk In Proposed Blockbuster

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As the 2021 trade deadline approaches, rumors surrounding veteran point guard John Wall and his future with the Houston Rockets have started to heat up. The Rockets may have initially said that they have no intention of undergoing a full-scale rebuild after parting ways with James Harden. However, with the team currently in a 13-game losing streak, multiple signs are pointing out that they would soon trade Wall and their other veterans and focus on the development of their young players.

John Wall To Heat

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One of the teams that are currently being heavily linked to Wall is the Miami Heat. The Heat may have managed to find their way back to the playoff race after struggling earlier in the 2020-21 NBA season, but in order to have a legitimate chance of reaching the NBA Finals for the second consecutive year and winning the NBA championship title, they obviously need more star power around Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo. Wall may have gone through plenty of ups and downs in the past years, but if he could bring back his old self and stay away from any major injury, he could help the Heat achieve their main goal this year.

Potential Trade Package For John Wall

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In a recent article, N.B. Lindberg of Fansided's Space City Scoop came up with a blockbuster trade idea that would enable the Heat to acquire Wall from the Rockets before the 2021 trade deadline. In the proposed trade scenario, the Heat would be sending a package that includes Goran Dragic, Tyler Herro, and Kelly Olynyk to the Rockets in exchange for Wall. If the deal would push through this season, it would help both the Rockets and the Heat in filling up the needs to improve on their roster.

Heat Creates Own 'Big Three'

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Wall would undeniably be an intriguing addition to the Heat. When healthy, he could provide a significant improvement with their offensive efficiency that currently ranks No. 24 in the league, scoring 106.1 points per 100 possessions, per ESPN.  He would give the Heat a very reliable third-scoring option behind Butler and Adebayo, as well as a great playmaker and three-point shooter.

This season, the 30-year-old floor general is averaging 21.0 points and 6.0 assists while shooting 42.4 percent from the field and 34.0 percent from beyond the arc, per ESPN. If Wall, Butler, and Adebayo build good chemistry, the Heat would form the league's newest "Big Three" that would give them a better matchup against Eastern Conference powerhouse teams like the Brooklyn Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, and the Philadelphia 76ers.

Why The Trade Make Sense For Rockets

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If the Heat are really willing to include Herro in the trade package, the proposed deal would definitely be a no-brainer for the Heat. Aside from successfully getting rid of Wall and his lucrative contract, Herro would give the Rockets a young and promising talent that could be one of the centerpieces of the next title-contending team that they are trying to build in the post-Harden era.

Going to Houston, where Herro can lead an offense and the organization can live with the growing pains, is the best place for him to try and reach his potential. The Rockets would love to land a player with this much potential and even if he never becomes an All-Star he’s under contract for two more seasons for a total of $9.7 million.