Jimmy Butler and Jordan Brand part ways

According to ESPN’s Nick DePaula, Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler and Jordan Brand agreed to a mutual parting of ways. The deal was set to end September 30 and Butler is “expected to now begin discussions with multiple brands toward negotiating a new multiyear endorsement deal” , possibly getting something done before the All-Star break in February. This will mark the third brand that the 2014-15 Most Improved Player will wear over the course of his career. After being taken 30th overall in the 2011 out of Marquette by the…

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Jimmy Butler out for Rockets game

According to Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Miami Heat head coach Eric Spoelstra says that Jimmy Butler will miss the team’s tilt against the Houston Rockets Wednesday night. This will be the fourth missed game for Butler this season. He missed the first game of the season and two others when he had his first child. So far this season Butler is averaging 18.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game.

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Jimmy Butler to miss next two games

The Miami Heat won their season opener against the Memphis Grizzlies without Jimmy Butler and it looks like they will have do so for two more games. That is because Butler became a father, as his girlfriend had a baby girl Wednesday night. Head coach Eric Spoelstra has this to say at Heat practice on Friday: “Jimmy is now a proud father, and he has a baby daughter. The rest I’ll let him give you the details. Everything has obviously been unbelievable news in the last 24 hours. We’re thrilled…

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Goran Dragic not involved in Butler deal

In the sign and trade that sent Jimmy Butler to the Miami Heat in exchange for Josh Richardson , it was previously reported that point guard Goran Dragic was going to Dallas, but apparently that will not be the case. The New York Times’ Marc Stein reported that forwards Derrick Jones and Kelly Olynyck were the heat players that ended getting sent to Dallas. Stein added that it was initially headed to the Mavericks but Dallas decided not to go that route to retain financial flexibility for other roster moves…

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Jimmy Butler joins heat in sign-and-trade

The Miami Heat have acquired Jimmy Butler via a sign-and-trade with the Philadelphia 76ers , per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania reported that the Heat sent the 76ers Josh Richardson in the deal. Goran Dragic was sent to Dallas as part the deal as well. Charania also adds that Butler will also received the full four year max, which for his is $142 million over those years. For Butler, this will be his third team since the start of last season and though his bumpy time…

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Jimmy Butler out against Rockets

Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard Jimmy Butler will miss the team’s game against the Houston Rockets tonight, according to Kyle Neubeck. Neubreck also added that Butler informed the team he was experiencing discomfort in his wrist and that the team is calling it a “mild wrist sprain.” Since being traded to the Sixers earlier this season, Butler has averaged 19.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists in 32.1 minutes per contest.

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Jimmy Butler calls players only meeting

After yesterday’s explosive Timberwolves practice, I wondered what would be the next attraction added to what is becoming a three ring circus. It looks like an explanatory meeting is the latest saga of All My Timberwolves. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Jimmy Butler initiated a players-only meeting. Butler made his issues with management known with the team and that he “would compete with them”. However, his primary message was that he’d be the one to lead the club. Sources on @TheAthleticNBA @WatchStadium: Several players spoke up in players-only meeting,…

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Jimmy Butler shows up and shows out at Timberwolves practice

If nothing else, the protracted Jimmy Butler-Minnesota Timberwolves divorce has been a boon for team content. The smoke, the back and forth on social media has been tragically entertaining to watch what was potentially a team on the rise become a toxic dumpster fire. As a trade had not been reached as the season loomed, Jimmy Butler would be expected to report to the team and when he did, high-grade accelerant would be added to that fire. That fire was fueled Wednesday. Butler showed up unexpectedly to Timberwolves’ practice (he…

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Miami offered Josh Richardson and first round pick for Jimmy Butler

The Jimmy Butler trade fiasco languishes into its third week, two things are abundantly clear-the Army Corps of Engineers cannot rebuild the bridge between Butler and the Timberwolves and whenever they ultimately move Butler, they will not get back fair market value back or even as much talent and assets they sent to acquire him in the first place. The later seems to already be playing itself out in their talks with the Miami Heat. The Heat offered Josh Richardson and a protected first round pick in exchange for the…

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Timberwolves preparing to start season with Jimmy Butler on their roster

Although Jimmy Butler still wants to be dealt, the Minnesota Timberwolves have been slow in acquiescing to this request.  This seems to be in part because the team President and Head Coach, who are the same person, do not want to trade him and the Wolves not getting a offer they deem satisfactory enough to warrant pulling the trigger. It appears the club is planning to start the 2018-19 campaign with the All-Star guard on their roster, according to Jon Krawczynski of the Athletic. Butler was at the Timberwolves’ facility…

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