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Report: Heat & James Harden have mutual interest, Tyler Herro not considered untouchable in potential trade

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The Miami Heat are willing to trade for James Harden if the Houston Rockets will entertain a proposal. That is according to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson, who cites a source and also reports the NBA finalists do not consider Tyler Herro to be untouchable in a potential trade situation, contrary to previous reports.

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Per Jackson:

“Though the Heat loves Herro, the source advised against any conclusion that he wouldn’t be made available in a Harden deal if serious talks eventually happen. He would be in play.”

Herro, who joined the Heat as the 13th overall pick in last year’s Draft, had an amazing rookie season, averaging 13.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists a game during the regular season. The youngster shot 42.8 percent from the field and 38.9 percent from downtown.

The former Kentucky star raised his output during the playoffs, logging 16.0 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.7 assists per contest as the Heat made an unlikely run to the NBA Finals. Heat fans would hate to see their new favorite son leave South Beach yet the possibility of a Big Three featuring the likes of Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo, and James Harden might be too tempting for Pat Riley to pass up.

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