The Miami Heat have probably been the most active team in the rumor mill these past few weeks. After acquiring Jimmy Butler this offseason, it’s clear they are trying to gun for additional talent to place alongside him.
They’ve struck out so far, but one has to think they’ll strike gold eventually.
According to Greg Swartz of Bleacher Report, one of the potential trade targets for the Heat before the February could include 5x All-Star Kevin Love.
“Miami is looking to lock up a postseason spot after falling just short a year ago, led now by Jimmy Butler and the likely emergence of Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro. Love would certainly help the cause. A five-time All-Star power forward, Love could slide between Butler and Adebayo and become the second offensive option for a team that could struggle to score. The Heat lost both Josh Richardson and Hassan Whiteside through trade this summer, and starting point guard Goran Dragic’s scoring dipped to 13.7 points per game in 2018-19.”
Kevin Love averaged 17 points and 10.9 rebounds last season with the Cavs. At 31-years-old, Love’s increasing health issues are calling into question his availability going forward.
But if he can stay healthy, and revert back to his All-Star ways, he could be essential in helping a team like the Heat reach their goals this upcoming season.