Report: Heat still open to trading Chris Andersen and Mario Chalmers, but can’t find a trade partner

aksdkf9823-e1435016371328Going into the 2015-16 NBA season, many expect the Miami Heat to be a very good team. Expectations are so high, that many believe that they are on a collision course with the Cleveland Cavaliers. But that hasn’t stopped team president Pat Riley from trying to make changes to the roster. A few months ago, it was rumored that the Heat was looking to trade Chris Andersen and Mario Chalmers. Well according to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Heat is still open to trading Anderson and Chalmers but can’t find a trade partner.

 

Miami remains willing to dealing Chris Andersen (due $5 million) but hasn’t found much of a market for him, according to an NBA official who has been in contact with the Heat. There has been no evidence/confirmation that the Clippers are considering a Jamal Crawford-Andersen swap that has been raised only as a logical hypothetical by a couple of NBA media members. And though Crawford can’t be ruled out for Miami, the Heat is happy with its perimeter depth.

The Heat expects to bring Mario Chalmers to training camp (as opposed to trading him first) but hasn’t ruled out trading him in October or beyond if it can find a taker, something it hasn’t been able to do to this point.

 

I think that Chalmers would have the most trade value between the two, but it seems like no one wants him. As for Anderson, a playoff contender might calling later in the season due to his defense and rebounding.

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