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  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Jimmy Butler will not participate in the Heat's game against the Hornets on Wednesday due to illness.

    Justise Winslow (rest) and James Johnson (conditioning) will also be held out on Wednesday. Butler should be a first or second round pick in most drafts this season.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    Erik Spoelstra has agreed to a long-term extension with the Heat.

    Spoelstra is heading into his 12th season as head coach and has built a culture during his tenure. He had one year left on his deal and now it's one less distraction to a team and organization who is looking to bypass a rebuilding process by trading for Jimmy Butler.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Ben Simmons in unlikely to play for Australia in the FIBA World Cup.

    The news came from his agent Rich Paul, who said Simmons will instead focus on preparing for the upcoming season with the Sixers. It's no secret that Simmons needs to work on his jump shot, but he is also is expected to be the primary ball handler with Jimmy Butler now playing in Miami.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Kawhi Leonard
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    According to Stephen A. Smith, "noise is elevating" that Kawhi Leonard and Jimmy Butler will end up with the Clippers.

    Consider your source here, but it's a pairing that's gained momentum in recent days, even with the Lakers making Kawhi their top target and Butler reportedly proclaiming his interest in Miami. Leonard still has to meet with the Raptors while Butler is a top target of Houston, so there's nothing to get too worked up about just yet. The Lakers and Clippers seem to be dueling through the media while the Raptors remain air-tight as usual. These two are the last top-tier free agents available, and the market may settle down until they make their decisions.

    Source: Stephen A. Smith on Twitter

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Philadelphia Sixers

    The Lakers are making an aggressive bid to meet with Jimmy Butler, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.

    Butler is meeting with the Heat when free agency opens tonight, where it is assumed that he'll inform the team of his desire to play in Miami. The Lakers certainly have a more appealing core to join, however, and given the gymnastics Miami will have to perform to open up cap space the door is certainly open for Butler to listen to other suitors.

    Source: Marc Stein 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

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Philadelphia Sixers

    The Nets, should they fail to sign Kevin Durant, have been keeping an eye on both Tobias Harris and Jimmy Butler, per SNY's Ian Begley.

    Brooklyn is expected to come to a quick agreement with Kyrie Irving and is hoping to pair him with a second max-level player. Butler is believed to be going to the highest bidder, but the sign-and-trade market has opened up additional possibilities. Whether either he or Harris is intrigued enough by Brooklyn's situation could be the determining factor, as both players will have no shortage of suitors, all likely checking in with similar offers.

    Source: SNY

  • Kawhi Leonard
    SF, Toronto Raptors

    According to Marc Stein, Kawhi Leonard wants to be joined by a top-flight free agent should he decide to leave the Raptors and join with the Clippers.

    The Clippers are exploring the feasibility of bringing Leonard and Sixers' Jimmy Butler together. Both are excellent two-way players and would make for an interesting pairing, to say the least. This not the first we've heard of this rumor, so credence it's building for sure. That said, exploring the feasibility of something and actually making it happen has a great divide in between though. The Clippers would be one of the big winners in free agency, should they be able to pull this off.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Philadelphia Sixers

    According to Shams Charania, Jimmy Butler is expected to meet with the Sixers soon, but also has strong interest from teams with max salary cap space.

    Butler is a top option among the second-tier stars on the FA market. He's been linked to the Lakers and Nets but several teams have also expressed interest in signing him via sign-and-trade packages. As one of the league's best two-way players, it's no surprise that Butler is in high demand.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter