Jimmy Butler expects the Miami Heat to win a championship this season: ‘I know the caliber of player that I am’

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Miami Heat superstar Jimmy Butler made it perfectly clear what his expectation is for the upcoming season.

The five-time All-Star wants to win it all.

“Championship,” Butler said when asked about his expectations for the year. “Championship, that’s it. … You ask anybody that question, that’s gonna be the goal. … I believe it because I know the caliber of player that I am, he is, he is and everybody else around here, and I know the why in which we do it and that’s to win.”

The Heat, who made the NBA Finals in 2020, are looking to return there in the 2021-22 season. Although the team had an underwhelming 2020-21 campaign, optimism is high going into the upcoming season.

Newcomer Kyle Lowry is one of the biggest reasons why, as he projects to make a massive impact. Moreover, Lowry recently spoke about how he shares Butler’s mindset regarding the team’s quest for a title. For both players, and seemingly many more, winning a championship is all that matters.

Butler averaged 21.5 points, 6.9 rebounds and 7.1 assists per game in the 2020-21 season. He’s clearly motivated to have a big year in the 2021-22 campaign.

The Heat organization has three titles to its name, but it hasn’t won one since 2013. Butler, Lowry and company will look to end the mini drought in 2022.

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Jason has covered the NBA for multiple years and has plenty of memories involving the Miami Heat. He expects there will be winning basketball in South Florida for years to come.