Miami Heat Rumors: John Wall Trade To South Beach Possible?
The Miami Heat are expected to pursue superstars in the coming months in the hope of becoming relevant in the Eastern Conference again after missing the playoffs last season.Advertisement
They recently lost Dwyane Wade to the Chicago Bulls and are not expected to have Chris Bosh when training camp begins. But knowing Heat president Pat Riley, Miami might cook up something big in the coming months.
John Wall To Miami Heat?
John Wall has been mentioned in numerous trade rumors over the past several weeks. It all started when news about his difficult relationship with fellow Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal surfaced.
Wall admitted in a recent interview with CSN that he and Beal have the tendency to dislike each other. While their relationship appears to be still repairable at this point, most analysts are convinced that the Wizards will eventually find the need to choose between Wall and Beal.
And in the event the Wizards decide to trade Wall, the Heat could be one of the most ideal landing spots for the superstar point guard. According to FanSided’s All U Can Heat, the Wizards will not easily give up Wall, raising questions on Miami’s ability to create a package that will be too good to pass up for Washington.
Wall averaged 19.9 points and 10.2 assists on top of 4.9 rebounds per game last season. Losing him will be a big blow to Washington, but the report pointed out that the Heat have the assets to make a deal work for both sides.
“Wall’s resume is certainly impressive, and the Wizards may not be ready to ship him off just yet,” FanSided noted. “However, a deal consisting of Dragic and Justise Winslow could peak their interests, but is Miami willing to part ways with such potential?”
Wall, who was the first overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, was also mentioned in trade rumors involving the Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers and Phoenix Suns. However, NBC Sports already debunked the said four-team deal.