No you can’t wear number 3 & No you can’t have my locker.No
Jimmy Butler seems to be acclimating to his new surroundings just fine. Since agreeing to a deal with the Miami Heat as part of a four-team sign and trade, Butler has already been spotted in South Beach wearing a fedora and playing dominos with the locals.
Butler’s arrival in Miami on a four-year, $142 million deal resulted in veteran center Hassan Whiteside being traded to the Portland Trail Blazers and swingman Josh Richardson joining the Philadelphia 76ers. Additionally, Miami dealt a protected 2023 first-round pick to the Los Angeles Clippers, who also acquired Portland’s Moe Harkless as part of the sign and trade. Meyers Leonard will also be joining Butler in Miami.
That said, Jimmy Buckets’ Miami welcome wasn’t complete until his good friend and Heat legend Dwyane Wade gave him a shout out. The recently retired Wade took to instagram on Wednesday night to officially welcome the 29-year old All Star to Miami, while adding that Butler still can’t have his old locker… or his No. 3.
Butler, a four-time All Star, averaged 18.2 points with 5.3 rebounds and 4 assists in 55 regular season games with the Sixers last season. He reportedly turned down a five-year, $190 million max offer from Philadelphia in order to make his way to South Beach.