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Jimmy's era: Butler arrives in Miami, and Heat hopes soar

MIAMI (AP) Jimmy Butler wants this made clear: He is not in Miami to be the next Dwyane Wade.

He wanted to be in Miami to honor his retired friend's legacy - and pick up where Wade left off.

Wade's "one last dance" is over, his retirement has come after 16 seasons and now Butler has arrived to become the Heat's go-to guy in winning time. Adding Butler on a four-year contract was the centerpiece of the Heat's offseason, and even in a year of transition - learning to play without Wade, again - Miami believes a return to the playoffs is well within reach.

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Leaders
Points: Jimmy Butler18.7
Rebounds: Bam Adebayo7.3
Assists: Goran Dragic4.8
FG%: Dwyane Wade43.3%
Steals: Jimmy Butler1.89
Blocks: Bam Adebayo0.79
Defense (Rank)
Points: 105.9 (2)
Rebounds: 44.2 (9)
Assists: 23.3 (4)
FG%: 44.1% (2)
FT%: 76.9% (18)
3P%: 35.8% (17)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 105.7 (26)
Rebounds: 46.3 (10)
Assists: 24.3 (17)
FG%: 45.0% (23)
FT%: 69.5% (30)
3P%: 34.9% (21)
Standings
Southeast Division
  W L Pct GB
Atlanta 0 0 - --
Charlotte 0 0 - --
Miami 0 0 - --
Orlando 0 0 - --
Washington 0 0 - --
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/15/2019 Jeremiah Martin Waived
10/15/2019 Mychal Mulder Waived
9/21/2019 Daryl Macon Signed as Free Agent
9/11/2019 Bam Adebayo Exercised Contract Option Fourth-year team option
9/5/2019 Davon Reed Signed as Free Agent
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Injuries
Date Player Status
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