This Heat-Knicks trade forms a Jimmy Butler, Julius Randle duo

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Why This Trade Would Benefit The Miami Heat

After a magical run to the NBA Finals a year ago for the Miami Heat, it was assumed that Jimmy Butler was going to be their franchise player. That could still be the case but again, anything is possible. However, this season, Miami got off to a slow start while Butler was injured but relied on some of their younger talent.

Bam Adebayo is continuing to improve and show that he can lead a team. He is currently leading Miami with 19.6 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. Tyler Herro has taken his game to another level in just his second year and is looking like he is going to be good for a long time.

The same can be said about Kendrick Nunn and Duncan Robinson, who have solidified themselves as key contributors for the Miami Heat. Adding more young pieces into the mix to build around this core group could result in an intriguing team as they develop.

The Miami Heat have plenty of talent to rely on in the future and could add more in a deal like this. RJ Barrett and Obi Toppin have a chance to be stars in the league, if put in the right situation. Miami could be their situation.

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This all depends on how Pat Riley views this team. If they want to win now, it is difficult to picture than parting ways with Butler. If Riley believe the team would benefit from gaining some younger assets, this is a deal to certainly keep an eye on.