While the Miami Heat have been interested in trading for disgruntled superstar Kevin Durant, it now seems that the team is moving on to other prospects including veteran small forward Gordon Hayward.
Basketball writer Sean Deveney of Heavy.com talked with an anonymous NBA executive earlier this week, that disclosed Miami’s plan B. “I think a guy they will keep an eye on is Gordon Hayward. Charlotte’s in a tough position with the (Miles) Bridges thing, they have (Steve) Clifford coming in, they’re in a position to rest things a little bit around LaMelo Ball. Hayward has two years left,” said the exec.
“It’s a short-term move for Miami, but they need to make their move now. You can play him at the 3 and go big or go small at the 4. He’s a guy they’ve had interest in before.”
The Nets organization was reportedly offered a Tyler Herro-based trade package that the team had no interest in. Brooklyn felt as if Durant’s value is worth at least Bam Adebayo and some young talent, but the Heat apparently didn’t feel the same.