2019 NBA Free Agency – Live tracker, updated daily

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Miami Heat:

June 30: The situation in Philadelphia is up in the air as the Jimmy Butler agreement to join Miami Heat hinged on a sign and trade with three teams. Butler was set to get a max deal of 4-years, $142M.

Philly was set to get Josh Richardson and initially, the Mavericks were said to be the third team with Goran Dragic going to Dallas. Subsequent reports said the deal which hinged on this portion of the trade in order for the Heat to clear enough cap space switched to Kelly Olynyk and Derrick Jones Jr. Then tweets surfaced saying the deal was dead.

July 6:  Heat will waive and stretch Ryan Anderson‘s $15.6M guaranteed salary over three seasons.

July 31: Heat waive Yante Maten

Heat 2019 free agents:

  • None remaining

As for the barriers to finalizing the Butler deal this tweet explains it the best.


Along with a clear misunderstanding with the Mavericks:

And, of course, there are all the other parties involved if this trade falls through and the deals it would effect.

July 1:  The Hassan Whiteside saga comes to end as Miami trade him to the Blazers for Mo Harkless and Meyers Leonard. This has been on Pat Riley’s must-do list for what seems an eternity as the Heat wanted to feature Bam Adebayo and there were on-going issues between coach Spoelstra and Whiteside. Ironically the deal occurs at a convenient time as it will likely enable the Heat to clear space and or enable further trades so the club can push forward with the Jimmy Butler sign and trade deal.

July 1: Finally the deal to bring Jimmy Butler to the Heat is finalized. It required four teams a draft pick and five players in all.

Free Agents Signed:

Free Agent Exits:

  • None yet


  • Jimmy Butler via sign and trade, July 1 (4-year, $142M)
  • Maurice Harkless and Meyers Leonard arrive via Hassan Whiteside to Blazers deal, July 1 (presumably to help clear space for Jimmy Butler sign and trade)

2019 Roster Depth:

Bam Adebayo
Jimmy Butler
*Goran Dragic
James Johnson
*Derrick Jones Jr.
Meyers Leonard
Yante Maten
Kendrick Nunn
*Kelly Olynyk
Duncan Robinson
Dion Waiters
Justise Winslow

*Note: Initially as part of the Butler sign and trade Kelly Olynyk, Derrick Jones Jr and Goran Dragic were all named as outgoing players. How the Heat navigates the fact that trio remains with the team could prove interesting.

Draft Picks:

  • Tyler Herro
  • K.Z. Okpala