Jimmy Butler threatened to physically harm Goran Dragic if he didn’t return to Miami

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Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler really wanted Goran Dragic to stay in Miami.

Luckily, Dragic did, signing a two-year deal to remain with the Heat and run it back after their NBA Finals appearance last season.

However, Butler reportedly called Dragic and threatened him to make sure he re-signed, half-jokingly of course.

Butler knew that he needed his veteran point guard to make a run at another title.

Dragic’s deal is worth a reported $37.4 million over two seasons.

Dragic was huge for the Heat last year, both in the regular season and playoffs.

During the regular season, he averaged 16.2 points and 5.1 assists per game.

Butler and the Heat are certainly glad he will be on their side next season.

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Peter is a graduate of Quinnipiac University where he covered the MAAC and college basketball for three years. He has worked for NBC Sports, the Connecticut Sun and the Meriden Record-Journal covering basketball and other major sports. Follow him on Twitter @peterdewey2.