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For his part, Wade left his breakup with Miami in the past, and confirmed he and Pat Riley never had communication during free agency, that he only held negotiations with Micky and Nick Arison. “They’re the ones cutting the check,” he said. For Riley and Miami, this was a change of direction – away from the Heat’s longtime franchise cornerstone and toward younger players.
“I need all the information on you, Jimmy,” Wade said, pointing at Butler. “What time you go to bed, what time you wake up. Your habits. …I’m not trying to play 40 minutes, I’ll let the young Bull over there handle it.” Jimmy Butler had received knowledge of Wade considering joining Chicago earlier this month, and people around him say no message from a Bulls exec was needed. Butler made the call to Dwyane Wade, made his pitch about succeeding together, and the pressure to co-exist has followed Wade’s arrival.