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Heat ‘Not Shopping’ Jimmy Butler

Heat ‘Not Shopping’ Jimmy Butler

According to NBA press reporter Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Miami Heat are “not shopping” Jimmy Butler. 

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Butler prepares to end up being a totally free representative next offseason. 

“Butler originally wanted an extension from the Heat this summer, but then changed his mind after Miami did not offer one,” Jackson composed. “He now intends to play out this season and not sign an extension with any team and will become a free agent in the summer of 2025. The Heat is not shopping Butler, according to a source.”

Butler will make $48.8 million next season. The forward has a gamer alternative worth $52.4 million for the 2025-26 season. 

The Heat lost to the Boston Celtics in the preliminary of this year’s postseason in 5 video games. Butler didn’t play since of a knee injury. 

A six-time All-Star, Butler balanced 20.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 5.0 helps, 1.3 takes and 0.3 blocks in 60 video games in 2023-24 while shooting 49.9% from the field, 41.4% from beyond the arc and 85.8% from the free-throw line.

Butler has profession averages of 18.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.3 helps, 1.6 takes and 0.4 blocks with the Chicago Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves, Philadelphia 76ers and Heat. He’s made 5 All-NBA groups and 5 All-Defensive groups.

The Sixers had an interest in getting Butler, who played 55 video games for them in 2018-19. According to NBA press reporter Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia was prepared to provide Butler a max extension.

However, Butler will stay in Miami and continue his collaboration with Bam Adebayo, who signed a three-year extension with the Heat worth $166 million. 

Adebayo, among the leading two-way gamers in the NBA, will make $34.8 million next season and $37.1 million in 2025-26. 

Butler signed up with the Heat in 2019. Miami lost in the 2020 Finals to the Los Angeles Lakers, lost in the preliminary of the 2021 playoffs to the Milwaukee Bucks, lost in the 2022 conference finals to the Celtics, lost in the 2023 Finals to the Denver Nuggets and lost in the preliminary this year to Boston. 

The Houston Rockets were likewise thinking about trading for Butler, sources informed Hoops Wire. 

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