3.) Tyler Herro
Tyler Herro has been the third fiddle for a Miami Heat team that has leaned on Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo on both ends of the court, and he graduated from the bench unit to the starting lineup after winning Sixth Man of the Year in 2022 and inking a massive contract extension the following summer. Though the fourth-year swingman sustained his production in a new role, his ball club underachieved during the regular season and landed in the Play-In Tournament.
The former lottery selection is one of the most talented young scorers in the association. He can get buckets off the bounce in the pick-and-roll, make threes on the move, and leave defenders on skates with his buttery-smooth handles. There is no doubt Herro has the skills and showmanship to become an All-Star, but the Heat making a run to the Finals after he fractured his hand in round one of the NBA Playoffs has caused some fans to question his impact on winning.
San Antonio is a rebuilding organization in the fledgling stages of figuring out how all its young pieces mesh together, and paying a pretty penny for Herro feels like a less-than-wise use of their assets. The 23-year-old guard could thrive with the Spurs, but why not give Jeremy Sochan, Keldon Johnson, and Devin Vassell a chance to showcase their development alongside Victor Wembanyama? There is zero reason to rush the timeline for a trade that doesn't shift the scale.