Philadelphia’s former team expressed interest

The U.S. local media outlet “The Athletic” reported on the 5th (Korea time) about the future of Miami Heat ace Jimmy Butler.

“Butler is eligible to sign an extension this summer. However, rumors are growing that Butler will not remain in Miami as he is aging and has to pay a huge amount of money. It is also noteworthy that he mentioned the snake Adebayo as a symbol of his hit culture and Butler did not mention it at a press conference at the end of the season in Miami,” he said.

Butler currently has an approximately $50 million contract with Miami until the 2025-2026 season. However, a contract for the 2025-2026 season is a player option. In other words, Butler could end up as a FA after the 2024-2025 season.

According to recent news, Butler wants a two-year, $113 million extension with Miami. He wants a maximum contract through the 2027-2028 season, adding two years to the current guaranteed contract through the 2025-2026 season.

The issue at hand is Butler’s age. Born in 1989, Butler is a veteran who is in his mid-30s. If he signs a contract by 2028, he will receive a maximum contract until his late 30s. For Miami, no matter how good Butler is, it will be burdensome.

Against this backdrop, rumors of Butler’s trade have emerged. The team that has been mentioned recently to target Butler is none other than the Philadelphia 76ers, Butler’s former team.

Philadelphia acquired Butler, a former Minnesota Timberwolves player, in a trade in exchange for Robert Covington and Dario Saric in the mid-2019 season. Philadelphia acquired Butler and built a big three with Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, but was unfortunately eliminated after Kawhi Leonard’s Game 7 matchup in the playoffs.

Philadelphia did not catch Butler, who became an FA after the season. Instead, he signed Tobias Harris to a five-year, $180 million contract, which Butler moved to Miami.

Philadelphia fans expressed regret over Butler’s transfer at the time. This is because he was close to ace Embiid and was strong in the playoffs.

Butler, who moved to Miami, was a two-time runner-up, while Philadelphia never made the NBA Finals.

Currently, Philadelphia has strong Embiid and even an All-Star guard named Tyreece Maxey. If Butler joins the team, it will be a good enough chance to win. The problem is that Miami has no reason to send Butler to Philadelphia, its Eastern Conference rival.

What will happen to Butler and Miami? Already, attention is being paid to Miami’s offseason.

BY: 토토사이트

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