This thermal rocket business sends Eric Gordon to Miami

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The Miami Heat are actively looking for ways to improve their roster and have been linked to some NBA All-Star names. Pat Riley has a penchant for swinging a big trade if he thinks it will bring the team closer to winning a championship and the rumors have been swirling this offseason.

Miami has been linked to both Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets and Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz. Given their lack of draft capital, it’s hard to imagine them being able to complete a trade for either player.

Especially considering the player package they will be offering, as Tyler Herro, Duncan Robinson and Kyle Lowry are the three players who have been mentioned as potential trade bait. You need extra capital to make up for that and the Heat just don’t have it.

Alas, they can’t be kicked out until those players end up with another team or are removed from the trading block altogether. The Heat are working feverishly to find more teams to get involved in the deal to help meet the team’s draft demands.

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If those plans don’t pan out, the Heat still have contingencies in place. Could one of those backup plans this offseason include Houston Rockets’ Eric Gordon? He’s the last veteran standing in Houston as the team traded Christian Wood earlier in the offseason and agreed to a buyout with John Wall.

Gordon is someone the Rockets love, but passing up the chance to capitalize on his value may be too hard to turn down. What might it take to land Gordon? Let’s take a look at this hypothetical trade that brings him to South Beach.

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