Miami Heat to Acquire Jimmy Butler in Sign-and-Trade
Miami Heat to Acquire
Jimmy Butler in
Sign-and-Trade Butler will be leaving the City of Brotherly Love
for the Sunshine State.
The Philadelphia 76ers will receive
Josh Richardson from the Miami Heat
as part of the deal.
Other terms of the deal were still being negotiated on Sunday night.
The Dallas Mavericks were originally interested
in acquiring Miami's Goran Dragic
as part of a three-team deal.
Bill Duffy, Dragic's agent, via ESPN Butler was drafted by the Chicago Bulls
with the No.
30 pick of the 2011 NBA Draft.
The All-Star was traded to the Minnesota
Timberwolves two years ago and led Minnesota to its first playoff appearance in 13 seasons.
Butler was traded to Philadelphia in November
for Robert Covington and Dario Saric.
The 76ers lost in the Eastern Conference
semifinals in 7 games to the NBA
champion Toronto Raptors.