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Heat to get first meeting with free agent Jimmy Butler, report says

(Associated Press)

MIAMI – Let the NBA's Free Agent Frenzy begin! 

The Miami Heat will get the first meeting with four-time All-Star Jimmy Butler when the NBAs free agency period tips off at 6 p.m. Sunday, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. 

Along with his all-star accolades, Butler is also a two-time All-NBA third-team performer. 

Miami was reportedly close to a deal which would have brought Butler to the Heat from Minnesota via a trade back in 2018, but that deal fell apart. Butler was ultimately dealt to Philadelphia. 

The Heat are well over the salary cap, but could execute a sign-and-trade deal with Philadelphia's help. There's also an outside chance they could free up some money by trading away some current players, but that would require a lot more dealing.