Trade Deadline 2023: Miami Heat Mock Deadline

  • GM: Steven Bagell, @BirdRightsPod

    Salary Cap: $150,104,170

    Luxury Tax: $162,830

    • Given they are right under the luxury tax, it’ll be tough to take back much salary in a trade unless they salary dump a player

    GOAL: Search the market for upgrades, but I don’t think anything will be out there without pushing you into the tax


    • Honestly, I’m not sure there’s much the Heat will be able to do without going into the tax, as they would need to salary dump a player to get breathing room under the tax, plus Oladipo is their best mid-tier salary for an upgrade trade, and he has a one year NTC

    • Try getting off Duncan Robinson’s 4/$74.5 contract

    Players to Dangle

    Kyle Lowry (2/$50)

    o   You gotta at least test the market for him, right?

    o   Salary: $28,333,334

    o   You can salary match up to $35,516,667 but it puts you into the tax

    o   Targets

    • DeMar DeRozan
    • Spencer Dinwiddie+
    • D’Angelo Russell
    • Pascal Siakam or Fred VanVleet

    Duncan Robinson (4/$74)

    o   Salary: $16,902,000

    o   Can salary match up to $21,227,777 but it puts you into the tax

    o   Targets:

    • Tim Hardaway Jr. & Davis Bertans from Dallas
    • Doug McDermott for Robinson + an asset

    Victor Oladipo (2/$18.2 w/ PO in 2023-24)

    o   Salary: $8,750,000

    o   Can salary match up to $11,037,500

    o   One year no trade clause so I doubt he agrees to offer

    o   Targets:

    • Would Oladipo be willing to go to Brooklyn? If so, Seth Curry potentially
    • Jae Crowder

    Caleb Martin (3/$20.4 w/ PO in 2024-25)

    o   Salary: $6,479,000

    o   Can salary match up to $8,198,750 but again, puts you into the tax

    o   Doubt Miami would want to move him but aside from Oladipo, he’s the only mid-tier salary you can trade

    o   Targets:

    • PJ Washington for Martin + a first?
    • Cam Reddish

    Dewayne Dedmon (2/$9)

    o   Would you salary dump him into a TPE such as Denver or Clippers for salary relief for a subsequent trade?

    o   If you move him, then you sign Orlando Robinson to a standard NBA contract

    o  Salary: $4,700,00

    o   Targets:

    • Saddiq Bey for Dedmon + lightly protected first
    • KJ Martin for a minimum salary + a first round pick
    • Immanuel Quickley for a minimum + 1st
    • Amir Coffey
    • George Hill, Dedmon to a third team
    • Mike Muscala
    • Jarred Vanderbilt

    Assets Owned

    • 2023 1st
    • 2024 1st
    • 2025 1st (lotto protected to OKC)
    • 2026 1st (to OKC if 2025 not conveyed)
    • 2027 1st
    • 2028 1st
    • 2029 1st
    • 2024 2nd (top 50 protected)
    • 2026 2nd (less favorable of DAL, OKC, & PHI)
    • 2028 2nd
    • 2029 2nd



    Be sure to check back in over the next few weeks with the trade deadline window open now in our first annual mock trade deadline to see what mock transactions have been executed. The Mock Trade Deadline will conclude on February 2

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