Hawks Trade Luke Babbitt To Heat For Okaro White

1:31pm: The trade is now official, according to a press release from the Heat. Atlanta intends to waive White, according to Michael Cunningham of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (Twitter link).

11:15am: The Hawks will trade veteran forward Luke Babbitt to the Heat for Okaro White, tweets Marc Stein of The New York Times.

This will be a return to Miami for Babbitt, who spent the 2016/17 season there. He signed a one-year, veterans’ minimum contract with the Hawks this summer and is averaging 6.1 points and 2.2 rebounds in 37 games.

White is in his second season with the Heat, but has appeared in just six games, spending most of the year in the G League. He also has a minimum deal, so salary matching won’t be a problem.

A larger trade could be in the works as Miami continues to talk with Atlanta about Marco Belinelli, tweets Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald. Belinelli would give the Heat another wing shooter after losing Dion Waiters for the season.

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4 thoughts on “Hawks Trade Luke Babbitt To Heat For Okaro White

  1. WazBazbo

    Old man problems. Didn’t see the decimal, thought it said he was averaging 61 points and immediately wondered why he didn’t get a better return…

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  2. formerlyz

    As a heat fan….nooooo. Okaro was just about to come back in these next couple of weeks.

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    • KCelts

      No great loss though. There is no way he’s in the rotation with Whiteside, Olynyk, and Bam.

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      • formerlyz

        Okaro plays the 4 and a bit of the 3, and some small ball 5…Babbit and Olynyk together is a defensive nightmare

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