Jimmy Butler’s sign-and-trade saga is complete. The star guard/forward was traded to the Miami Heat in exchange for Josh Richardson. He signed a four-year, $142 million max deal.
Along with names such as Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard, Butler was one of the most sought-after free agents this offseason. The 29-year-old is one of the best two-way players in the NBA.
Butler averaged 18.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, and four assists in 55 games after the Philadelphia 76ers acquired him from the Minnesota Timberwolves early last season. He’s averaged 20 or more points per game four times and his career and is an elite perimeter defender.
Meanwhile, Richardson is a decent piece for the 76ers. He scored 16.6 points last season while shooting over 35 percent from the three-point line. He’ll have a pretty small role behind names such as Joel Embiid and Tobias Harris, but should fill J.J. Redick’s spot pretty nicely.