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The Miami Heat have acquired All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler in a sign-and-trade deal from the Philadelphia 76ers for Josh Richardson, according to Shams Charania of Stadium.
Butler, 29, is signing a four-year, $142 million maximum contract with the Heat, according to Charania.
The 76ers acquired Butler from the Minnesota Timberwolves in mid-November. He averaged 18.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists in 55 games for the 76ers. In the playoffs, he upped those numbers to 19.6 points, 6.1 boards and 5.2 dimes.
Richardson, 25, averaged 16.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.1 steals in 34.8 minutes in 73 games last season for the Heat, shooting 41.2 percent from the field, 35.7 percent from beyond the 3-point arc and 86.1 percent from the free-throw line.