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  • Goran Dragic
    PG, Miami Heat

    The Heat and Sixers are "determined" to find a new third team that will help the complete the sign-and-trade deal that would send Jimmy Butler to Miami.

    Things fell through with the Mavs, who misunderstood exactly what package Miami was sending over. ESPN's Ramona Shelburne is reporting that the Heat are trying to find a trade partner for Goran Dragic before July 6 after the team was prepared to trade him to Dallas on Sunday.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Goran Dragic
    PG, Miami Heat

    Tim Cato of The Athletic is reporting that the deal between the Mavs and Heat is off after the teams misunderstood who would be sent to Dallas.

    Miami believed they would be sending Goran Dragic, with the Mavs insistent that they've been discussing Kelly Olynyk and Derrick Jones Jr. all along. Cato believes that the Heat will have to salvage the trade, and will likely do so with a team other than Dallas. That said, the Heat need to open up space in order to execute their sign-and-trade for Jimmy Butler and their leverage is dwindling by the minute. One wonders if they'll really let the departure of Jones cost them a chance at acquiring Butler, especially as other teams fill up cap space and become unlikely or impossible trade partners.

    Source: Tim Cato on Twitter

  • Derrick Jones Jr.
    SF, Miami Heat

    Jared Weiss has reported that the Heat do not want to give up Derrick Jones to the Mavs as part of the sign-and-trade deal that facilitates their landing Jimmy Butler.

    The Mavs only agreed to join in the trade to help make the math work under the assumption that they would be getting both Jones and Kelly Olynyk out of this deal. If the Mavs pull out, the Heat will need to find another trade partner and possibly ship off Goran Dragic to make the numbers work out.

    Source: Jared Weiss on Twitter

  • Goran Dragic
    PG, Miami Heat

    Updating a previous report, Goran Dragic will remain with the Heat and is not part of Sunday's sign-and-trade for Jimmy Butler.

    The Mavs like Dragic but did not want his $19.2 million salary to limit their flexibility this summer — understandably so. Dragic figures to slide back into his starting PG spot for the Heat and could be a sneaky bounce-back candidate in fantasy coming off an injury-riddled year.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Kelly Olynyk
    C, Miami Heat

    The Mavs are set to acquire Kelly Olynyk and Derrick Jones Jr. as part of Miami's sign-and-trade for Jimmy Butler, per Marc Stein.

    Olynyk figures to mix into the frontcourt rotation, though with Dwight Powell, Maxi Kleber and Dorian Finney-Smith (both currently unsigned) all capable of playing the four and Kristaps Porzingis returning to action, this is a really tough spot for him to carve out fantasy value. The same can be said for Jones, though his athleticism and stat set will have a slightly larger opportunity to shine as a reserve on the wing.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Goran Dragic
    PG, Miami Heat

    Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel is reporting that Goran Dragic will be traded to the Mavs for Miami to complete Sunday's sign-and-trade acquisition of Jimmy Butler.

    Josh Richardson is going to Philly and Dragic, who picked up his $19.2 million player option a couple weeks ago, is headed to Dallas. The Heat are without a true point guard at the moment, though both Butler and Justise Winslow are capable being primary ball-handlers. Dragic figures to start at the point in Dallas, pushing Jalen Brunson back to backup territory.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler will sign a four-year, $142 million contract with the Heat as a result of Sunday's sign-and-trade, per Shams Charania.

    Butler unexpectedly identified the Heat as his top destination earlier in the day, and things moved quickly to get him to South Beach. He's going to be a perfect fit with Miami's culture. The Heat will be sending Josh Richardson to Philly, but there are going to be other players headed out as well. We'll write it up as the news breaks.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Philadelphia Sixers

    The Heat are finalizing a sign-and-trade for Jimmy Butler, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

    The Heat were Butler's first meeting when free agency opened and he's believed to have Miami as his preferred destination. Josh Richardson is expected to head to Philly, with more details surely to emerge. Stay tuned.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Jimmy Butler is meeting with the Heat on Sunday, when he is expected to inform them that he wishes to play for the team.

    The Heat do not currently have the money to make it work, but they can get there. It won't be easy but they will do whatever is necessary assuming that Butler has eyes on Miami and Miami alone. The Heat were in the Butler sweepstakes last season but ultimately did not want to give up Josh Richardson in a trade with the Wolves. There are several teams expected to go hard at Butler, so we will see what ends up happening.

    Source: Tim Reynolds on Twitter

  • Quinn Cook
    PG, Golden State Warriors

    Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype is reporting that Quinn Cook is attracting early interest from the Wizards, Sixers, Suns, Heat, Hornets, Nets and Mavs.

    The Warriors have the right to match any offer that comes Cook's way. That's a very lengthy list of teams, some with huge holes at point guard and others in the market for depth signings. Cook doesn't figure to be a fantasy factor but we'll wait for the dust to settle to declare anything officially.

    Source: Alex Kennedy on Twitter

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Jimmy Butler will meet with the Heat on Sunday, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

    The Heat have been increasingly mentioned as potential Butler suitors in the last few days, and it's notable that they're getting the first meeting. Houston and Philly are both in on the action as well, and the Clippers have reportedly been trying to land Butler and Kawhi Leonard. The Sixers are said to be amenable to sign-and-trade agreements so Butler can get his coveted fifth year while Philly doesn't lose him for nothing, and both Houston and Miami would need to go that route in order to add Butler.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Zach Lowe reported on Friday night that in addition to the Rockets, the Heat have a chance to entice Butler to play in Miami.

    If the Sixers feel like there is a chance they could lose Butler for nothing in free agency, it's very possible they would prefer to go the sign-and-trade route to try and recuperate some of the value they traded for Butler.

    Source: Zach Lowe on ESPN

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Miami Heat

    Hassan Whiteside officially opted into his $27.1 million player option for next season, as expected, but multiple reports are saying that he did not request a trade.

    Perhaps Whiteside knows how unlikely it is that he'll be traded while making that much money. He's been upset with his playing time for a couple years running now (just 23.3 mpg last year) and would obviously like a fresh start — so would the Heat, probably — but as long as he's not causing a fuss in the locker room it's definitely a workable situation. Consider Whiteside one of the league's best shot-blocking specialists whose one-dimensional game will leave him with late-middle round value. He's a borderline early-round guy if you punt free throws, though.

    Source: Tim Reynolds on Twitter

  • Kz Okpala
    F, Miami Heat

    KZ Okpala will become a member of the Miami Heat after being selected at pick 32 in Thursday's draft.

    The Heat acquired this pick from the Pacers for three future second-rounders to grab Okpala. Okpala will fill in as a big athletic wing with a good jump shot, which falls into the vein of some of the pieces already on the roster. We'll see if there's enough playing time on the Heat, especially if they add pieces in free agency.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Hassan Whiteside
    C, Miami Heat

    According to Tim Reynolds of the AP, there is a growing sense that Hassan Whiteside will ask for a trade from the Heat when he is officially allowed to opt in to his player option for next season.

    A Whiteside trade has been the speculation of many Heat fans and pundits for a while now, as the big man has been upset about his role on the team. Now that Whiteside will be an expensive expiring contract next season, it'll be a lot easier for the Heat to find a trade partner willing to take a flier on him. With Whiteside's value dropping and the Heat having a cemented seat inside the luxury tax, it may not take much more than cap relief to get him.

    Source: Tim Reynolds on Twitter