NBA Rumors: Top 3 Trade Candidates From Miami Heat

As the February 9th NBA Trade Deadline approaches, we continue our look at the top trade candidates from a number of teams, today turning to the Miami Heat, who are as "active as anybody" as D-Day approaches, according to a report. 

It's been a disappointing season thus far, but the Heat remain a team with championship aspirations—just ask Jimmy Butler. Some moves will have to be made, and these three are the ones who could be dealt. 

Duncan Robinson

If the Miami Heat had their druthers, this is the player they would be dealing come Feb. 9th. An anonymous Eastern Conference executive has told that "they’re trying hard to convince everyone that Duncan Robinson is a trade asset but that has not gone over that well, has it?”

He recently had hand surgery, and was only shooting 33% on threes this season, with a 6.9 PPG average. Plus he is still owed $47 million over the next three seasons of the $90M deal they signed him to in 2021. It could be difficult to find a taker, no matter how hard they try. 

Kyle Lowry

The Heat could be facing the same dilemma with Lowry. The former NBA champ and 6-time All-Star is 36 now, and is clearly on the 'back nine' of his career. He's still owed $29.7M next season. There are rumors the Heat are trying their best to shed his contract. The Heat are 6-1 in games he's missed this year. 

Caleb Martin

As opposed to Robinson and Lowry, this is not a player the Heat are trying to deal, but according to a report, Martin is actually Miami's best trade asset. 

“Caleb Martin, if you are asking other teams, he’s probably (Miami's) best asset. He has a decent enough contract, he can play a few different spots, he can fit off the bench or be a starter. If they make a deal, it is probably going to have to include Martin," an Eastern Conference exec told Sean Deveney of

He signed a 3-year, $20.4M deal before the season, so he's affordable, and he's proven himself worthy of a regular spot in the starting lineup this season, knocking down 39.4% of his threes, while averaging 10.3 points and 4.8 rebounds. 

Whether or not they do anything major, the Heat will definitely be active on the phone lines leading up to the deadline. 

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