The Wizards should trade for Tyler Herro
The team that is most present in rumors around Bradley Beal is the Miami Heat. Fresh off their NBA Finals run, the Heat have apparently decided that what they have is good but not quite good enough, and they are entering the offseason with their sights set on a star.
Any package they offer for Bradley Beal almost certainly has to be built with Tyler Herro at the center; it doesn’t make sense for the Wizards to take in Kyle Lowry, and the Heat kind of need him. Herro is the only other realistic path to matching Beal’s $46.7 million salary.
The Heat’s run without Herro in the lineup doesn’t scream “secret star” but he is better than his reputation at this point. Herro is a career 38.3 percent shooter from deep who just led the league in free-throw percentage this past season; the guy can shoot. He’s a good passer, crafty with the ball , and can play both on-ball and off-ball.
Still just 23 years old and under contract for four more years, he’s a relatively safe asset, and he could continue to develop on a team where he is given more of a central role. The Heat would need to add salary and draft picks to the deal, and in doing so they might make enough of an offer for the Wizards to say yes.