UPDATED 07/01/19 5:25 p.m. ET: Jimmy Butler to the Heat is a done deal, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.
Jimmy Butler deal is complete with Heat -- with Clippers added as a fourth-team in trade that also includes Philadelphia and Portland, league sources tell @ZachLowe_NBA and me.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2019
Maurice Harkless is on his way to Clippers in the deal, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2019
Miami is also sending a future first-round pick to the Clippers, league sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/q4cip3sR0X— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2019
The Sixers get Miami's Josh Richardson in the deal, too. And ... Jimmy Butler gets his four-year, $142M max deal.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2019
So the Clippers get a future first-round pick to take on Harkless, who is another starting level forward with significant playoff experience to surround -- potentially --- Kawhi Leonard.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2019
In other news, NBC Sports' Tom Haberstroh reports that Butler turned down a 5 year, $190M max contract with the 76ers.
I’m told that Jimmy Butler did receive the 5-year full max offer from Philly and he turned it down to go to Miami. https://t.co/RqmYcHLD8c— Tom Haberstroh (@tomhaberstroh) July 1, 2019
See original story below.
The Miami Heat are close to acquiring Jimmy Butler in a sign-and-trade deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports. The 76ers will reportedly receive Josh Richardson in exchange for Butler, who has agreed to a four-year, $142 million max deal, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Miami is finalizing a sign-and-trade with Philadelphia to acquire Jimmy Butler, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2019
Sources: Jimmy Butler is signing a four-year, $142M maximum contract with the Miami Heat.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2019
Butler has been hinting at the possibility of joining the Heat these last two days on Twitter.
Earlier today, the 76ers agreed to terms to a five-year, $180 million with Tobias Harris, signaling that either Philadelphia preferred keeping Harris, or the Sixers' front office knew that Butler was headed elsewhere.
A sign-and-trade deal involving Butler is a huge win for the Sixers as the team finds a way to improve their roster by adding Richardson, who scored a career-high 16.6 points per game last season.
Meanwhile, the cash-strapped Heat were able to win the Jimmy Buckets sweepstakes the only way they could.