Report: Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers ‘determined’ to find 3rd team to facilitate Jimmy Butler trade'
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The Miami Heat are working to ensure that they still land Jimmy Butler this offseason despite their most recent deal with the Philadelphia 76ers and Dallas Mavericks falling apart.

According to reports, the Heat are looking for another team to keep the deal in place but most likely with different players in the mix to make it work.

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Marc Stein of the New York Times added that Goran Dragic is one of the players that is reportedly being shopped around to free up the cap space needed for the Butler sign-and-trade to be finally completed.

According to The Athletic’s Tom Cato, it was a misunderstanding of the moving parts that were included in the deal with the Mavs that led to the collapse of the agreement with the Heat.

But the opportunity to land Butler is still in play for the Heat as long as they get the deal done as soon as possible.
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Omar is a freelance writer who has followed the NBA for more than 30 years. Prior to the Internet, he devoured every reading material he could find on the game from newspaper articles to books and magazines. He became a Heat fan the moment they acquired Tim Hardaway and his killer crossover, and lamented not seeing him and Alonzo Mourning win a championship. Seeing Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh play in Miami was a surreal moment for him and more so after they validated the Decision with back-to-back championships. He is ecstatic to cover Miami basketball for Heat Nation.