HoopsHype ranks the 10 players who have appeared most often in trade rumors over the past week, led by Kevin Durant and Donovan Mitchell.
Because the Heat are over the salary cap and do not have Bird Rights on Martin, they cannot match outside offers above the $10.5 million mid-level exception as a 2022-23 starting point for a contract. Even then, the Heat are not likely to go above the $6.5 million taxpayer mid-level exception, since any starting salary above that figure would trigger a hard salary cap. In addition, extending such a $6.5 million salary to Martin would likely preclude adding an outside free agent above the minimum.
As the Kevin Durant sweepstakes continue, the Miami Heat’s roster for next season remained a work in progress on Day 5 of free agency Monday.