5 Stars Jimmy Butler should quietly be recruiting to the Heat right now

The Heat need Jimmy Butler to convince a star to join him in Miami.

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3. Paul George

The Clippers have a ton riding on this season. They are opening a new arena in the 2024-25 campaign and want to be competitive, but Kawhi Leonard, James Harden, Russell Westbrook, and George can all become free agents in the offseason. LA has an aging roster that has struggled to stay healthy. Will they keep it together or look to move on?

George has a player option for the 2024-25 campaign, which he is expected to decline to become an unrestricted free agent. The eight-time All-Star would be free to sign with any team and could come to South Beach in a sign-and-trade or via an opt-in and extension.

PG13 is still an elite two-way force. He is averaging 23.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 1.6 steals in 35.6 minutes per game while playing with three other future Hall of Famers. George is a career 38.1 percent 3-point shooter and would make the Heat better on both ends of the floor.

Does Miami go all-in on George, given his injury history? It would be a gamble, but the Heat want another ring. Acquiring one always takes some risk. If Paul George remains at the top of his game, no team would be eager to face the Miami Heat.