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Nets lukewarm on trade involving Tyler Herro, Duncan Robinson and draft picks for Kevin Durant

In the case of Mitchell, the fact Herro is contract extension eligible this offseason — and would be a restricted free agent in 2023 if no extension is reached — gives the Jazz pause. Especially considering Herro is asking for a max contract. While he may not get the full max, he will land a big number deal. The rebuilding Jazz are not looking to add that to their payroll right now — it’s why they are not interested in RJ Barrett from the Knicks in a trade (Barrett, too, is up for a big new contract). Robinson already signed his extension and has four years, $74.4 million left on it (the last year is a player option). In the case of Durant, the Nets want an All-Star and the buzz from league sources is they are lukewarm on a Herro and Robinson package, even with more picks. Never count out Pat Riley. He has a way of making the unexpected — and seemingly impossible — happen. And there is a reason the Heat are in the mix for both players.
Source: Kurt Helin @ NBC Sports

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Adam Himmelsbach @AdamHimmelsbach
They just showed some old KD summer league highlights during a timeout in this Nets game. Awkwerrrrd. – 9:09 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
A potential Tyler Herro extension creates a sense of urgency for the Heat this offseason. We explain miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…7:20 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
From earlier — ASK IRA: Will Duncan Robinson leave the Heat at a trade deficit? sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…5:30 PM
Evan Sidery @esidery
Updated odds on where Kevin Durant will play next season (via @DraftKings):
Nets = -140
Raptors = +350
Suns = +425
Heat = +700 – 5:20 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Took another stab at a Kevin Durant trade, this time to Toronto.
Raptors get Durant and a bunch of role players.
Nets get Mitchell, Siakam and OG.
Jazz get some young guys and a bunch of picks.
Kings get Ben Simmons.
How far off am I here? I feel like Utah wants a bit more? pic.twitter.com/FpNugkaRdO2:33 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
ASK IRA: Will Duncan Robinson leave the Heat at a trade deficit? sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…1:36 PM
Anthony Chiang @Anthony_Chiang
NEW: A potential Tyler Herro extension creates a sense of urgency for the Heat this offseason. We explain miamiherald.com/sports/nba/mia…12:16 PM
Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Report: Heat trying to acquire more picks to trade for Mitchell or Durant nba.nbcsports.com/2022/07/16/rep…12:14 PM
Dave Early @DavidEarly
What are the chances Kevin Durant is a Net by opening tip? – 11:56 AM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
“My best guess…he’s not going to be traded. You can’t give enough to get a guy like [Kevin Durant]”
Jerry West doesn’t think the Nets will be trading KD
@TermineRadio | @Eddie Johnson | #NetsWorld pic.twitter.com/wl0GvC1csw11:28 AM
Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA
ICYMI Friday: Lowe Post podcast: @Tim MacMahon on the Donovan Mitchell trade landscape (hi, Knicks!), then @Kevin Pelton and react to the Ayton offer sheet drama — plus the impact of both on the KD landscape:
Spotify: spoti.fi/3PbDJNc
Apple: apple.co/3APmugc11:04 AM
Adam Zagoria @AdamZagoria
Now on @njdotcom
NBA rumors: Kevin Durant-to-Phoenix trade option takes a hit with Deandre Ayton returning to Suns nj.com/nets/2022/07/n…11:02 AM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
From PM: Readers asked if Donovan Mitchell is really THAT much better than Tyler Herro, enough to justify giving away three 1st rounders, Herro and more. We explore: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…10:10 AM
Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA
“It’s what the owners have been doing to the players for years…I don’t feel bad for what KD is doing at all”
NBA legend, @Scottie Pippen, supports Kevin Durant’s trade request from Brooklyn #NetsWorld
@Frank Isola | @Eddie Johnson pic.twitter.com/IeJFkh1gRg9:56 AM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
From PM: Heat adds Oakland University rookie, who has spoken with and hopes to follow in steps of fellow Oakland alum Kendrick Nunn. Where roster stands amid latest Durant, Mitchell chatter: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…9:44 AM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Sports+: Cameron Thomas’ scoring won over Kevin Durant, but can his developing playmaking win over the #Nets? nypost.com/2022/07/16/can… via @nypost9:42 AM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Will Duncan Robinson leave the Heat at a trade deficit? Latest “Ask Ira” at sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… plus more. – 9:38 AM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Summer Raptors 70, Heat 49 going into fourth in Vegas. Heat without Adebayo, Butler, Lowry, Herro, among others. – 11:19 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
With trade talks brewing and Utah seeking an historic return of assets, a look at how Utah’s Mitchell and Heat’s Herro really compare. What metrics, other indicators reveal: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…5:04 PM
Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
Kevin Durant and Myles Turner to Miami.
Bam Adebayo to Indiana.
Tyler Herro, Nikola Jovic and a mountain of picks to Brooklyn.
How does this look? Close? If it’s unfair for anyone, who am I screwing over? pic.twitter.com/RkZ1E2gFg13:10 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
NEW: I’ve been asked by several readers whether there’s that big a difference between Herro and Mitchell to justify the Heat giving up a lot more assets for Mitchell, including several first rounders. We explore with data. And where things stand: miamiherald.com/sports/spt-col…2:02 PM
Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar
The Athletic’s @SethPartnow ranked the Top 125 NBA players by tiers for 2022-2023.
Lu Dort ranked 85-125 with the likes of Randle & Conley.
Josh Giddey ranked 60-84 with the likes of Fox & Herro.
SGA ranked 25-32 with Beal, DeMar, Draymond, Mitchell, Murray, Siakam & Lavine. – 1:38 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Interesting, from @Andy Larsen of Salt Lake Tribune, “At least one voice in the Jazz’s front office prefers Herro as a return to [RJ] Barrett … Tyler Herro’s likelihood of being a cheaper contract moving forward and his more advanced shooting stroke are reasons for optimism.” – 6:43 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
From earlier — ASK IRA: Will Heat extension waiting game create a strain with Tyler Herro? sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…5:10 PM
Barry Jackson @flasportsbuzz
With Ayton off table in Durant talks, not sure why a Phoenix offer built around Mikal Bridges/Cam Johnson/picks would be better than hypothetical Heat offer of Herro, Lowry, picks, other non-Bam and non-Butler assets. We’ll see if Durant cheerfully accepts trade to another city. – 3:57 PM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
ASK IRA: Will the Heat extension waiting game create a strain with Tyler Herro? sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h…11:54 AM
Ira Winderman @IraHeatBeat
Will Heat extension waiting game create a strain with Tyler Herro? Latest “Ask Ira” at sun-sentinel.com/sports/miami-h… plus more. – 9:28 AM

More on this storyline

 

The Spurs are actively looking to rent out their cap space in exchange for draft capital. With All-Stars like Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant and Donovan Mitchell on the trade market, the Spurs are hoping to be handsomely rewarded for helping to facilitate the acquisition of one of those big names. -via SpursTalk / July 15, 2022
Sean Deveney: What will it take to get Duncan Robinson from the @Miami Heat? Says one league exec: “A first-round pick, no protections.” As well as Yurtseven/Strus/Vincent/Martin played, they don’t have big trade value, execs say. Miami’s got big plans, no assets. Yet, at least. -via Twitter @SeanDeveney / July 15, 2022
“Another misconception is that I take up a roster spot,” Udonis Haslem said. “People don’t know that we got the most undrafted people in the NBA on our team. There’s literally something going on here, people, which you dumb motherf——- can’t understand. You’re so focused on my age and why I’m here. There’s a reason why I’m f—— here.” -via YouTube / July 14, 2022
“I have an opportunity to play here in Miami and Miami is a big developmental spot,” Orlando Robinson said last week. “So I’m just going to take this opportunity to the fullest and I’m actually glad to be here. I’ve heard a lot about how Pat Riley and the Miami Heat develop players like Duncan Robinson and a couple other guys. Just seeing that and just knowing my own nature that I feel like Miami is a really good fit for me.” -via Miami Herald / July 7, 2022
Jake Fischer: The word on the street is definitely that both Barrett and Tyler Herro are looking for maximum contract extensions. -via Spotify / July 16, 2022
The Heat made an offer weeks ago for Mitchell that included nearly all of those pieces, but the Jazz found it insufficient. At that time, sources tell the Tribune, the Jazz and Heat agreed that a third team that might be necessary in the trade in order to bring more value to the Jazz — likely meaning that the Heat would have to send veteran pieces elsewhere to get younger player or pick value in return. -via Salt Lake Tribune / July 14, 2022

 

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