Heat trade for Jimmy Butler, according to report

Richardson, Jones Jr., Olynyk on the move from Miami

MIAMI – The Miami Heat are finalizing a trade for Jimmy Butler, according to multiple reports.

Final details are still coming in, but the deal will include Josh Richardson heading to Philadelphia.

The NY Times and the Athletic are reporting that Miami is trading Derrick Jones Jr. and Kelly Olynyk to Dallas. Initial reports indicated that Goran Dragic would be on the move, but Shams Charania reports he will be staying in Miami.

Butler is a four-time All-Star and 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 in 2018, but that deal fell apart. Butler was ultimately dealt to the 76ers.

But now, Butler will end up in Miami after all.


The deal is reportedly for four years and $142 million, the maximum anyone can receive when changing teams.

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David Lang is executive producer of the Local 10 sports department.