Miami Heat — Trading For Kevin Willis
Between 1991 and 1994, forward Kevin Willis was effectively a double-double machine, averaging at least 17.9 points an 12 rebounds during his last three years with the Atlanta Hawks.
That enticed the Miami Heat to send fourth-year guard Steve Smith and forward Grant Long to the Hawks in exchange for Willis, mostly because then-Miami General Manager Kevin Loughery was desperate to replace Rony Seikaly as Miami’s center.
But during his two years in Miami, Willis wasn’t quite the same player that he was in Atlanta. Meanwhile, Smith went on to become one of the more promising scorers in the NBA.