Report: Heat finalizing sign-and-trade for Jimmy Butler with 76ers


Toronto Raptors' Danny Green, left, reacts as he takes a foul from Philadelphia 76ers' Jimmy Butler. (Chris Szagola/AP)

The Miami Heat are finalizing a sign-and-trade to acquire Jimmy Butler from the Philadelphia 76ers for Josh Richardson, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Shams Charania of The Athletic is reporting Butler has signed a four-year deal with the Heat.

Butler helped Philadelphia reach the Eastern Conference semifinals this season before the 76ers eventually lost to the Toronto Raptors.

Miami was seeking a replacement for the now retired Dwyane Wade and appears to have that in Butler.

The 29-year-old Butler averaged 18.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 55 regular season games last year for the 76ers.

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

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