Heat Will Pivot To Bradley Beal If Giannis Antetokounmpo Extends With Bucks

While the Miami Heat consider Giannis Antetokounmpo their preferred acquisition target, they plan to shift to Bradley Beal should the two-time MVP sign an extension with the Milwaukee Bucks.

If Giannis Antetokounmpo signs a max extension with the Bucks, Washington guard Bradley Beal becomes the No. 1 Heat target if or when he becomes available,” writes Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald. “The Heat’s interest remains very high, according to a source with direct knowledge.”

The Heat could likely build a trade package around Tyler Herro, either Duncan Robinson or Precious Achiuwa and a 2025 first rounder.

Beyond Antetokounmpo and Beal, the next most-likely option would be Victor Oladipo if he returns to his All-Star level. Oladipo is unlikely to be pursued via trade unless it is clear the Heat won’t acquire Antetokounmpo or Beal.

Miami could sign Oladipo outright next offseason while keeping Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and Tyler Herro if Oladipo signs for $4 million less than his max.