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Report: Miami is Jimmy Butler’s preferred trade destination

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The Miami Heat have risen to the top of Jimmy Butler’s list.

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According to a new report, the Miami Heat are now at the top of Jimmy Butler’s preferred list of destinations.

Marc Stein reported the following:

It should be noted that the Minnesota Timberwolves do not have to abide by any wishes of Jimmy and they have already said they won’t make a bad trade. However, Wolves ownership wants to make a deal quickly.

This is a good sign that trading for Butler would come with an indication that he will stay long term and not leave in free agency.

This news may give the Heat a better standing when it comes to trading for Butler, maybe allowing them to keep the better of their assets. But who knows. Pat Riley is being aggressive and doing his best to acquire a star.

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