The mentality and work ethic of Jimmy Butler appears to be a perfect fit for the Miami Heat, who have long prided themselves with fitness.
“I think the fan base feels the same way we do about Jimmy,” Erik Spoelstra said. “We just feel that he has Heat DNA, that he was meant to play here and meant to put on a Miami Heat uniform. He has a magnetic personality that the fan base is really going to enjoy and he’s a very good basketball player. At the end of the day, he’s a throwback. He’s a two-way player. He makes the game easier for other guys, and that’s what you want star players to do.”
Butler also became close to Dwyane Wade during their lone season together with the Chicago Bulls.