Miami also acquires a trade exception

Your Miami HEAT announced today that they have acquired a second round pick from the Cleveland Cavaliers (Lakers own 2026) and a trade exception in exchange for Max Strus. As part of the trade, the HEAT is exchanging second round picks with the San Antonio Spurs as Miami will receive a 2027 second round pick (least favorable of San Antonio/Houston/Indiana/Miami/Oklahoma City) and the Spurs will receive a 2026 second round pick (least favorable of Oklahoma City/Dallas/Philadelphia) that Miami received in the KZ Okpala trade in 2022. Additionally, Cedi Osman, Lamar Stevens, cash considerations and a 2030 second round pick (Cleveland’s own) are also going to San Antonio as part of the transaction.

Strus, who was originally signed by the HEAT on November 30, 2020, spent three seasons in Miami, appearing in 187 regular season games (49 starts) averaging 10.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 23.3 minutes while shooting 42.7 percent from the field.