NBA Rumors: San Antonio Spurs Keldon Johnson Miami Heat Trade Deal in the Works

The San Antonio Spurs forward Keldon Johnson might get acquired by the Miami Heat this offseason. The Heat were expected to sign the Blazers’ star point guard Damian Lillard this summer, but the deal is far from happening. Damian requested a trade to the Heat on the first day of the transfer window and threatened not to show up for the training camp if traded otherwise. But the Blazers wanted more than the Heat could afford and that is why the deal collapsed. The Heat are now targeting some players to make other improvements to their roster.

The Kentucky Wildcats product played 63 games for the Spurs last season and averaged 22 points, 2.9 assists, and 5 rebounds per game while shooting 32.9 percent from beyond the arc. Will his stats prove enough for the Heat to acquire him? Here is all the information you need about the trade between the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs involving Keldon Johnson.

Keldon Johnson might get traded to the Heat this offseason

What would the Heat offer for Keldon Johnson?

The Heat are expected to offer Duncan Robinson, Nikola Jovic, and a 2027 first-round pick in exchange for the Spurs’ #3. While the Heat are making changes to their roster so as to win a title that they missed out on last season when they lost to the Nuggets in the championship finals, the Spurs are rebuilding.

#GLeagueAlum Keldon Johnson WENT OFF for the @spurs last season! ⭐️

He averaged a career-high and team-leading 22.0 PPG with eight games of 30+ points. #BESTofNBA

— NBA G League (@nbagleague) September 13, 2023

Why would the Heat like to sign Keldon Johnson?

The Heat will do this trade to cement their chances of another incredible season. They are making a win now to move here, the return they are getting is much better than both the players they are giving up on. The draft pick might not matter much to the contenders.

Tre Jones / Devonte’ Graham / Cam Payne
Vassell / Malaki Branham / Blake Wesley
Keldon Johnson / Bullock / McDermott
Jeremy Sochan / Cedi Osman
Wemby / Zach Collins / Mamu

Where does this team finish in the West?

— The Lead (@TheLeadSM) September 7, 2023

Why would the Spurs trade-off Keldon Johnson?

The Spurs landed Victor Wembanyama via the lottery system, and now they might go for a rebuild rather than making huge trades for contending purposes. How good will this decision prove to be for Victor and them? Will they tank again to land another quality talent via lottery?

When you land a generational talent, you have to nourish it well. The dynamics of the league depend on that. There are not many places better than the Spurs for a youngster. Will Victor thrive? We’ll keep you updated.