After nabbing their 30th win of the season and claiming the top spot in the Eastern Conference, the Miami Heat are back to championship form and ready to compete for this year’s NBA title. As it fate would have it, the Heat have once again found themselves in the midst of trade rumors just as they’ve started to get their act together.
Only this time the Heat have their sights set on Houston Rockets center Christian Wood. There’s no denying that the addition of Wood would have an immediate impact for the Heat on both ends of the floor and possibly even be the missing link to their next title run. On that note, let’s now breakdown the perfect trade the Heat must offer the Rockets for Christian Wood.
Heat Christian Wood Trade
Miami Heat receive: Christian Wood, Daniel Theis, Eric Gordon, and Jae’Sean Tate
Houston Rockets receive: Duncan Robinson, Victor Oladipo, KZ Okpala, and Omer Yurtseven
In this proposed trade scenario the Miami Heat would gain a young and athletic combo big that would bolster their frontline and bring them a level of depth and versatility on both ends of the floor that they’ve been sorely lacking at the center spot for the past few years. Wood’s ability to space the floor with his well-rounded offensive game while being able to provide the Heat with elite rim protection, rebounding, and size would make him an invaluable asset for Miami.
Other notable additions for the Heat in this trade would be savvy veterans Daniel Theis and Eric Gordon who would bring more length, scoring, and playmaking to the team. Jae’Sean Tate could also be a quality addition for the Heat as a multi-skilled combo forward with a ton of untapped potential that could be unleashed in Miami.
On the flip side, the Rockets would gain an elite 3-point shooter in Duncan Robinson and an ultra athletic combo guard in Victor Oladipo who would be making a return to Houston. KZ Okpala and Omer Yurtseven would add to Houston’s youth movement and give them a more complete frontcourt rotation. If the Rockets want to get quality and quantity at the same time, then this may be the best offer they’d be able to get from the Heat in a trade involving Christian Wood.