With the acquisition of Jimmy Butler, the Miami Heat got a building block towards contention. With a few more moves, they could finish what they started.
As suggested by Andy Bailey of Bleacher Report, a three-team trade between the Heat, Wizards, and Mavericks involving John Wall and Bradley Beal could be a possibility as the season draws near.
“Three-teamers are tricky. Some draft considerations may have to be thrown in there somewhere. But this would give the Heat a Wall/Beal/Butler core. And while all the Wall concerns remain, Beal and Butler would make for one heck of a top two. Plus, Jackson still has some potential as a floor-spacer. Dallas would get to reunite Dragic and Doncic, add an intriguing athlete in Jones and get a positionless mystery box in Bonga. Washington would get out of its salary-cap nightmare while still adding some long-term hope in Winslow.”
A haul of Wall and Beal would vault the Heat into instant contenders in the East. The Wizards, in return, would open up some cap space, and acquire a young asset in Justice Winslow. The Mavs would get back a great player back in Gordan Dragic.
It’s a win-win scenario for all involved, and it will be interesting to see how it plays out.