Trade Proposal Sends John Collins To Heat, Duncan Robinson And Caleb Martin To Jazz

One NBA analyst proposed that the Miami Heat and Utah Jazz make a trade with each other this offseason. 

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Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report proposed the following trade idea between the Heat and Jazz:

The trade: The Utah Jazz trade John Collins, the No. 29 pick and the No. 32 pick to the Miami Heat for Duncan Robinson and Caleb Martin

The Jazz are open to trading Collins after just one season.

Meanwhile, the Heat are expected to be aggressive on the trade market this offseason. 

“Utah should be (and probably is) seeking out alternatives, and this would be an intriguing one. Maybe a late first-round pick and early second-rounder feels a bit rich for a pair of role players, but this Jazz roster doesn’t need three more rookies,” Buckley wrote. “What it could use is more shooting and better two-way play on the wing, and this package checks both boxes.

“Robinson is an elite outside shooter who just averaged more than 2.5 triples on 37-plus percent shooting for the fourth time in five seasons. He’s overpaid, but so is Collins, so the Jazz might opt for the cleaner fit. Especially if it meant getting Martin, a relentless worker on both ends who’s shown flashes of high-end shot-making.

“Martin would have to pick up his below-market $7.1 million player option for this deal to work, but maybe he’d do so with the promise of getting a long-term extension down the road.”

The Jazz missed the playoffs this year, while the Heat lost in the first round to the Boston Celtics. 

Collins averaged 15.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists for the Jazz this season while shooting 53.2% from the field, 37.1% from beyond the arc and 79.5% from the free-throw line. He’ll make $26.6 million next season. 

One of the top shooters in the NBA, Robinson averaged 12.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.8 assists for the Heat while shooting 45.0% from the field, 39.5% from 3 and 88.9% from the foul line. He’ll make $19.4 million in 2024-25. 

Martin averaged 10.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists while shooting 43.1% overall, 34.9% from deep and 77.8% from the free-throw line. He has a player option worth $7.1 million for next season. 

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