The Miami Heat were in the 2022 Eastern Conference Finals, but this year, it seems as though the team has taken a step back. Despite them having largely the same roster, they are currently 11th in the Eastern Conference, most recently losing to the Detroit Pistons.

Many people have suggested that the Miami Heat need to make a trade to either go all-in for a championship or rebuild. As of right now, the team has clearly reached its ceiling, and some analysts have suggested that they are too old to make a deep run in the playoffs.

Despite their current situation, it seems as though the Miami Heat have no intention of tanking this season. A recent report from Ric Bucher of Fox Sports revealed that the Miami Heat consider stars Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo as untouchable when it comes to trade talks. It is clear that the team is focused on building around its stars rather than starting anew.

The Heat and Bulls are in a similar predicament, laden with expensive rosters and high expectations and currently on course to miss the postseason. But with stars that league sources say they've deemed untouchable — Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo for the Heat, Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan for the Bulls