Jimmy Butler Heat Apr 17, 2024; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) hugs Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) on the court after a 76ers victory in a play-in game of the 2024 NBA playoffs at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Miami Heat will face an important decision this offseason. After several terrific seasons together, the Heat will have to decide whether or not to retain superstar Jimmy Butler.

Butler, 34, is set to have a cap hit of a whopping $48.7 million next season before a player option presents itself in the 2025-26 season. He is two years away from free agency, a prospect that some Heat fans might not look forward to.

NBA writer Rohan Nadkarni joined The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz on Thursday to discuss the happenings in the NBA. Among them were Butler and his looming expiring contract, and comments the star made about owner Pat Riley recently. Nadkarni thinks it’s a no-brainer that the Heat should make the move to lock their superstar up for the foreseeable future.

“I think it would be crazy for the Heat not to extend Jimmy Butler,” Nadkarni said. “I think people have already very quickly forgotten where this franchise was in the 3-4 years before he got there.” Nadkarni continued on, and then added, “No superstar in the NBA has done more with less than Jimmy Butler has in the last five years.”

It’s yet to be seen if Miami feels the same way.

[Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz]

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