07 Sep 2023 13:20:10
Heat get: Lillard, Nurkic, Bertans, '25 MIA 1st

76ers get: Herro,Robinson, Highsmith, Oladipo

Clips get: Harden, Tucker, House, '26 LAL 2nd

Thunder get: Lowry, '26 MIA 1st

Blazers get: Mann, Jaquez, '24, '28, & '30 MIA 1sts, '25, '27, & '29 MIA swaps, '28 LAC 1st, 4 expirings (Batum, Covington, Morris, Korkmaz)


* Get their big fish and manage to keep Caleb Martin and Nikola Jovic out of the deal by taking back salary.

* They trade a disgruntled Harden for a young dynamic scorer in Herro, keeping them competitive.

* Add a third top 30 player into the mix with Kawhi & PG for a poo-poo plater of Mann, expirings, & a 1st.

* Ultimately get cap relief (dumping Nurkic, taking back expirings), two young rotation pieces (Mann, Jaquez Jr.), and a stockpile of draft picks (four 1sts & 3 swaps) for their franchise guy who is 33 & doesn't want to wait around for a rebuilding era in Portland.

* Get a more favorable pick from Miami in '26 as opposed to the protected pick in '25, and dump a very bad contract with Bertans in the process.

1.) 07 Sep 2023
07 Sep 2023 15:13:21
Jovic has to be added too. Miami can’t keep either of their ok prospects and get Dame. Just not happening.

2.) 07 Sep 2023
07 Sep 2023 21:24:40
OKC already gets Miami's 2026 unprotected first if the 2025 does not convey.

There is zero reason here for OKC to take on Lowry's contract.

3.) 08 Sep 2023
08 Sep 2023 21:14:19
horrible return for Portland. Let's dispel this superficial gunk. Salary cap space is needed to prepare for valuable free agents and/ or resigning/ extending key players. As everyone says, in-demand free agents don't want to go to Portland and Scoot and Sharpe extensions/ resigning are a few years out. So little value of salary cap relief in '24 in a rebuild. Swaps going from top 5 teams to bottom five teams are worth zero. And 4 picks going 7 years into the future that will all be nearly second round picks? Oh yeah, and Portland needs front court players, not 3rd, 4th, 5th string shooting guards.