The Miami Heat need a go-to scorer. The Cleveland Cavaliers need defense. Ira Winderman addressed the posibility of a Hassan Whiteside for Kevin Love trade.
Would Love-Whiteside be a viable trade proposition? Latest "Ask Ira" at https://t.co/DWLlgVFNAP plus more.— Ira Winderman (@IraHeatBeat) January 25, 2018
The Heat seemingly want to create a roster space for Derrick Jones Jr. and/or Derrick Walton Jr. before their allotted NBA days run out. Adding Justise Winslow along with Whiteside in a trade package for Kevin Love works in the ESPN Trade Machine. Essentially the Heat would be swapping Winslow’s roster spot for Jones Jr.
This season Miami may have a $5.5 million cap exception available for a trade or to sign a free agent before March 15. Next season Miami has a healthy Dion Waiters and Rodney McGruder available. The team also realizes Tyler Johnson’s contract goes up to $19 million and has to factor his salary hit into the 2018-19 cap space. Lot of things to consider before the Feb. 8 trade deadline.
The Miami Heat would have their All-Star and Love would resume the role he successfully played with the Minnesota Timberwolves. For the Cleveland Cavaliers Whiteside relieves a lot of their defensive issues, and lets LeBron James, Isaiah Thomas, Dwyane Wade, and company focus on padding their stats.
Whether a trade happens or not, the Heat have theme songs for the MIAMI VICE squad uniforms debuting tonight.