The Miami Heat won’t be contenders, but they might aim to be entertaining on the court this season.
Rumors have surfaced lately about a possible sign-and-trade deal for Jimmy Butler in the near future.
“The four-time All-Star is ‘very interested’ in the Miami Heat, per AP NBA writer Tim Reynolds.”
A quick Jimmy Butler note: Nothing has changed -- he's still "very interested" in Miami, per a source tonight, despite the obstacles that exist on the Heat deal-making fronts right now. He still wants to talk with the Heat, the source said.— Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) June 29, 2019
“A quick Jimmy Butler note: Nothing has changed -- he’s still ‘very interested’ in Miami, per a source tonight, despite the obstacles that exist on the Heat deal-making fronts right now. He still wants to talk with the Heat, the source said.”
The reason for Butler’s interest could result from his desire to jump aboard the banana boat of Dwyane Wade and his close friends.
Butler retweeted Wade’s hint of coming out of retirement to team up with Butler in Miami.
“hey big head.”
The price for having Wade and Butler perform together during the 2019-20 could displease some Heat fans, but the duo would fill the seats in AmericanAirlines Arena.
“Much like with the Houston Rockets, Butler would have to force the Sixers into a sign-and-trade with the Heat. While the preferable scenario to trading him to either place is keeping him, Miami may actually possess a couple assets worth asking for.”
“The deal would be something like [Josh] Richardson, [Bam] Adebayo, [Tyler] Herro and the dreadful contract of Kelly Olynyk for Butler.”
“But if it isn’t the Sixers’ choice, the Heat might have more to offer than the Rockets.”
Perhaps Butler prefers friendships with LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, than youngsters such as Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, or MVP candidate James Harden.
All of these trial balloons leaked to the media by the interested parties were floated to gauge the reactions of the general public, and as negotiating tactics.
The plan for Butler could be one season with Wade, then adding max players as cap space becomes available in the future.
A detailed year-by-year scenario, over four seasons, might be lead to the NBA Finals once again.
After a disappointing 39-43 season the Heat’s front office won’t let feelings hinder making the best possible business decision for the franchise this time around.