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Report: Butler to say he “wishes to play” for Heat

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What, exactly, does that mean?

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The Associated Press’ Tim Reynolds reported Sunday afternoon that impending free agent will tell Miami Heat officials that he “wishes to play” for the team.

Butler himself also referenced the rumors about his interest in Miami when he responded to former NFL star Chad Johnson on Twitter.

Free agency is set to begin at 6 p.m. ET. Butler will meet with Heat officials this evening, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Will Riley find a way to facilitate a sign-and-trade to get Butler in a Miami uniform, something that didn’t happen in October 2018? Would Miami have to surrender some of their young, talented players — Justise Winslow, Josh Richardson and Bam Adebayo — to convince the Philadelphia 76ers to make the trade?

We’ll see what happens.