A profitable first market day in Miami. The franchise that Pat Riley runs from the offices has closed three acute operations in the first hours of the 2021 summer market that assures them of three important players for the future. Namely: Jimmy Butler will sign for the maximum, Duncan Robinson renews with a contract that sets a precedent and Kyle Lowry is the signing that was expected like May water to return to the level of 2020.
Jimmy Butler (184 million for 4 years). Nothing that was not foreseeable despite the disappointment of this last postseason, where they finished in the first exchange but eliminated by the ultimately champion. Butler was included in the third best quintet of this last season after making 21’5 points, 6’9 rebounds, 7’1 assists and 2’1 steals.
Duncan Robinson ($ 90 million for 5 years). This is the most lucrative contract of a player who was not chosen in the draft. It will contain an option of early termination for the last year.
Kyle Lowry ($ 90 million for 3 years). The base that many teams dreamed of arrives. He will do so with a transfer agreed with the Raptors, the team in which he was captain and with which he was champion two years ago. His averages in the last regular phase were 17.2 points and 7.3 assists.
This will mean the departure of Goran Dragic, who was also a free agent in this market.