Something to liven up your slow sports time.
Nothing gets Miami Heat fans more excited — other than an Udonis Haslem angry Instagram post — than a good transaction rumor.
Especially one that involves Jimmy Butler.
You remember October and November? It was Butler all the time, and we played into that — after all, I was the one who kept reporting strong mutual interest when the big national guys were writing and re-writing Butler’s lists.
Anyway, it’s back. And it fits the whole narrative of some star needing to force his way here, which Pat Riley alluded to during his press conference right after the season.
Miami Heat & Houston Rockets battled to get Jimmy Butler via trade this fall.
Sixers ultimately got Butler from the Timberwolves.
While a Sixers return is hopeful, in the last 24 hours I have heard that the Miami Heat will get a meeting with Butler.
— Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson 📍 (@ScoopB) June 25, 2019
We covered it on today’s podcast.
You can hear it here:
— Five Reasons Sports Network (@5ReasonsSports) June 25, 2019
Of course, the issue now is making it happen.
Because there’s three elephants in the room, named Waiters, Whiteside and Johnson that crowd out a lot of options.
Jimmy Butler: Hi
Miami Heat: pic.twitter.com/btZKdUmge5
— Kodak Beige 🇭🇹🇭🇹 (@Alf954) June 25, 2019
But you can bet we’ll be here to cover it and overcover it until Jimmy puts on his Clippers jersey.
And maybe not stop then.