NBA Rumors: Heat, Bulls Linked In Trade Talks

According to sources, the Miami Heat are looking to rectify a roster situation. They have a glut of scorers, but outside of Bam Adebayo, are a bit thin in the 'big man' department. One unnamed NBA executive told insider Sean Deveney of that the Chicago Bulls' Nikola Vucevic is on their radar. 

“There are not a lot of teams actively looking for big guys now, especially frontline big guys. I think once the season gets going, if there is an injury, maybe that gets revisited. But probably the only team — and we’d have to see how things shake out there — is Miami,” the exec said. “They wanted to make a big move, and they did not, not yet.”

The Heat lost power forward PJ Tucker to the Philadelphia 76ers in free agency, and are looking to add some beef to their roster. 

And which of their 'scorers' would they be willing to sacrifice to get such a deal done? The executive continued:

“The Bulls had some interest in Duncan Robinson before and if the Heat really wanted Vuc, that could be the basis of a deal, Vuc for Robinson. The Heat would have to add [Omer] Yurtseven, give Chicago a big guy to work with. And the Bulls would probably want them to take back Tony Bradley just to have a little more money under the tax in case they want to add a guy.”

There's no question Pat Riley is not done tinkering with his roster, as training camp quickly approaches. 

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