Report: 4-team sign-and-trade that sends Butler to Heat completed

Philadelphia 76ers forward Jimmy Butler. (Chris Szagola/AP)

A four-team, sign-and-trade deal that sends superstar Jimmy Butler to the Miami Heat has been completed, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe.

The exchange will also see the Los Angeles Clippers receive Maurice Harkless from the Portland Trail Blazers and a first-round pick from the Heat, while the Philadelphia 76ers get Miami’s Josh Richardson.

The trade allows Butler to sign a four-year, $142-million deal with the Heat.

The 29-year-old Butler is coming off a run to the Eastern Conference semifinals with the 76ers, in which he played a vital role. They lost in seven games to the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors.

Butler put up 18.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 55 regular season games last season.

Richardson, a 25-year-old shooting guard, just finished his fourth NBA season with Miami, averaging 16.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 73 games.

Harkless, 26, is a seven-year veteran small forward who produced a per-game stat line of 7.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.1 steals across 60 games with the Blazers last season.

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