Jimmy Butler Staying in Miami

Jimmy Butler’s future with the Miami Heat has been a hot topic lately.

Shams Charania, an NBA insider, shared some insights on the Pat McAfee Show about where things stand between Butler and the Heat. “My sense is Jimmy Butler does not want to be anywhere but Miami,” Charania told Pat McAfee. “Sense is that he loves it in Miami. But again, he is extension-eligible this year. There are multiple teams out there that would give him an extension, and I think this is something that we’ll see play out over the next month or so. The Heat don’t want to trade him; he wants an extension. Will they give him an extension? That’s the question.” The All-Star wing is reportedly seeking a two-year extension for over $112 million.

Jimmy Butler’s Time with Miami

Butler has had some great moments with the Heat, leading them to two NBA Finals appearances and making two All-Star Teams during his tenure. He averages 21.3 points, 1.7 steals, 6.1 rebounds, and 5.7 assists per game while shooting at nearly 50%. In his career overall, he’s averaged 18.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game with a field goal percentage of 47%.

He’s formed a strong defensive duo with Bam Adebayo over the past five seasons that’s been tough for opponents to handle.

Potential Interest from Other Teams

One team to watch is the Philadelphia 76ers who could have over $60 million in cap space soon; they might trade for Butler and extend his contract easily since they’ve shown interest in both him and Paul George.

Another team possibly interested in Butler could be the Golden State Warriors if Klay Thompson leaves this offseason—though matching salaries for a trade would be tricky but doable.

Fans really hope he stays because he’s been amazing!

James Shotwell
James Shotwell
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