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  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    The four-team trade involving Jimmy Buttler became official on Saturday.

    In summary, the Heat received Jimmy Butler and Meyers Leonard, the 76ers received Josh Richardson, the Blazers received Hassan Whiteside and the Clippers received Moe Harkless, Mathias Lessort and a conditional future protected first from Miami. Butler will be the clear lead dog in Miami and should have no issues producing late first round value as long he is healthy.

    Source: Miami Heat on Twitter

  • Ryan Anderson
    PF, Miami Heat

    The Heat will waive and stretch the remainder of Ryan Anderson's contract.

    Anderson is in the final year of his contract but this move is necessary to complete the Jimmy Butler trade. He will count against the Heat cap for $5.2 million in each of the next two offseasons. From a fantasy perspective, Anderson has not been productive for the last two seasons and that is unlikely to change although he should be able to land a minimum contract somewhere.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Tyler Herro
    PG, Miami Heat

    Tyler Herro scored 23 points on 5-for-13 shooting with four assists, three steals, two rebounds and four threes in Friday night's win over China.

    The steady diet of shots continued for Herro, whose aggressive game also enabled him to go a perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line. It seems the Heat will continue heavily featuring Herro in their Summer League gameplan.

  • Tyler Herro
    PG, Miami Heat

    Tyler Herro put up 20 points on 7-of-21 shooting (2-for-11 from deep) in Wednesday's California Classic victory.

    Herro certainly wasn't afraid of getting his shots up today, and there's no downside to letting him shoulder the load as a primary scorer in these summer session contests. Consider this the inevitable regression after he started 5-for-6 in Monday's opener.

  • Kendrick Nunn
    PG, Miami Heat

    Kendrick Nunn led the Heat in scoring for the second straight day at the California Classic, putting up 21 points on Wednesday.

    Nunn went 6-of-15 from the field with three 3-pointers as well as three assists and two steals. The Heat look unlikely to have backcourt minutes available but Nunn has an established track record as a scorer, so perhaps he can find a niche role as a microwave type. Yante Maten had his second straight solid game as well with 16 points, eight rebounds, two steals, a block and a triple.

  • Charles Cooke
    G, Miami Heat

    Charles Cooke will miss Tuesday's Summer League game because of a concussion.

    Cooke has 13 NBA games under his belt, coming back in 2017-18 with the Pelicans. Last season he was with Sioux Falls in the G-League and signed a 10-day with Miami, but never appeared for the Heat. He'll look to make the roster with a strong showing this summer, though this isn't a great start.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Yante Maten
    PF, Miami Heat

    Yante Maten had 21 points (11-for-13 FTs) and 9 boards on Monday in Summer League Action.

    After going undrafted last summer, Maten was a two-way Heat player that averaged 23.5 points per game for the G-League's Sioux Falls Skyforce. It's a long shot, but Maten certainly wouldn't be the first G-League player to crack the Heat's rotation.

  • Kendrick Nunn
    PG, Miami Heat

    Kendrick Nunn had quite a night in the California Classic Summer League as he led the Heat to an 89-88 win over the Kings by posting 27 points (9-for-20 FGs, 5-for-5 FTs), four threes, five rebounds, three assists and two steals in 35 minutes.

    A high school teammate of Jabari Parker, Nunn also had all six of his fouls in his first 17 minutes, but Summer League allows for ten. Nunn averaged 19.3 points in 29.0 minutes per game off the bench over 49 games for the Santa Cruz Warriors last season. He was also a 25.9 ppg scorer the previous season as a senior at Oakland. The Heat have quite a crowded backcourt, but they probably have the best track record when it comes to developing undrafted G-League players, so there's hope that Nunn could stick on the big-league squad.

  • Rodney McGruder
    SG, Los Angeles Clippers

    According to Chris Haynes, Rodney McGruder has agreed to a three-year deal with the Clippers worth $15 million.

    The Clippers claimed McGruder off waivers near the end of the season after being waived by the Heat for whom he played his three NBA seasons. The 27-year-old received a good deal here, but he's also joining a crowded backcourt, regardless of Kawhi Leonard's decision. McGruder has had some impressive stretches in his career and he's a good 3-point shooter, so he'll certainly find a few minutes on the Clippers this coming season.

    Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

  • Duncan Robinson
    PG, Miami Heat

    Duncan Robinson went 5-of-8 from the field, 3-of-5 from deep and perfect on four free throw attempts to score 17 points in Monday's Summer League win over the Lakers.

    Robinson did his damage efficiently and only logged 20 minutes as the Heat led by 20 or more for most of the night. He also chipped in five rebounds and four assists. Robinson only played 160 minutes last season, with 36 of those coming in the season finale. The sophomore doesn't figure to be a rotation player this year but more performances like this would help his case.

  • Tyler Herro
    PG, Miami Heat

    Tyler Herro put up 18 points, three rebounds, four assists, a steal and five 3-pointers in Monday's California Classic Summer League opener.

    Herro shot 6-of-15 overall and 5-of-10 from deep, though it's worth noting he started off 5-of-6 from behind the arc and this game was out of hand extremely quickly. Miami's first-rounder can certainly shoot with the best of them, and that's a nice projectable skill for dynasty players to target. Depending on what happens with the rest of the Heat's summer, Herro might emerge with a small role in year one.

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    The sign-and-trade deal surrounding Jimmy Butler has been completed, per Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe of ESPN, with Butler set to join the Heat on a four-year, $142 million contract.

    This deal hit a snag yesterday when the Mavs and Heat got crossed up on who they would be exchanging, so the deal had to be re-worked to include the Blazers and Clippers. Butler is going to supply Miami with the sort of shot-creating and swagger that the team so desperately needs and will put them back into playoff contention as the East continues to level out. Interestingly, Butler reportedly turned down a full five-year max offer from Philadelphia in order to head to the Heat.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Meyers Leonard
    C, Miami Heat

    Meyers Leonard will be traded to the Heat when Monday's Hassan Whiteside trade becomes official.

    Leonard will slot into the frontcourt mix for Miami, playing behind Bam Adebayo and jockeying for any power forward minutes with guys like Kelly Olynyk (if he's not traded), James Johnson and Moe Harkless. With Olynyk a popular trade candidate, getting a similarly-skilled player in Leonard isn't a bad move for Miami. Don't expect much fantasy value, though.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Maurice Harkless
    SF, Miami Heat

    Moe Harkless will be dealt to the Heat when the offseason moratorium ends.

    Harkless and Meyers Leonard will head to the Heat with Hassan Whiteside going to Portland. The move takes Whiteside's absurd $27.1 million salary off the books, and Harkless and Leonard will make about $22 million combined. That extra room will make completing the Jimmy Butler sign-and-trade much easier. As it stands, Harkless has a chance of starting for Miami, though there are more personnel moves to come. Currently his biggest threats to playing time look like James Johnson, Kelly Olynyk (who may be traded) and Derrick Jones Jr. Harkless was a top-150ish player last year and closed his season with a top-90 run. Don't forget about him. Back in Portland, Kent Bazemore, Rodney Hood, Mario Hezonja and Nassir Little should step into extra minutes, which helps their outlooks considerably.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Miami Heat

    The Heat and Blazers are finalizing a deal that would send Hassan Whiteside to Portland in exchange for Moe Harkless and Meyers Leonard.

    The Heat and Whiteside have been headed for divorce for some time now, and they've finally found a way out from his big contract. Whiteside should start at center and split minutes with Zach Collins until Jusuf Nurkic is healthy again, while Harkless and Leonard get added to a deep frontcourt rotation in Miami.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter