7 Jimmy Butler trade ideas for the Heat that are crazy enough to work

The Miami Heat would never trade Jimmy Butler before the trade deadline... but what if they did?

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5. Butler on Beale Street

Marcus Smart, Jimmy Butler
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Miami gets: Marcus Smart, Luke Kennard, Zaire Williams, Jake LaRavia, 2024 first-round pick
Memphis gets: Jimmy Butler

This season is all but over for the Grizzlies, but if they can acquire someone like Butler at a low cost with an eye at returning to contending status next season it could be worth exploring.

Here, the Grizzlies trade a hodgepodge of role players and a future first-round pick to help Miami retool around Bam Adebayo. Meanwhile, the Grizzlies add Butler to a returning group of Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr. for next season.