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Heat’s Dwyane Wade is glad Jimmy Butler trade drama is over with

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Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade is glad his friend, Jimmy Butler, got his wish and was traded from the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Philadelphia 76ers.

Dwyane Wade and Jimmy Butler played one season together with the Chicago Bulls and are very close off the court. The future Hall of Famer says the trade was good for both the Timberwolves and Sixers.

“From afar, it was definitely not good from a media standpoint,” Wade said via K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune. “A lot of stuff started coming out. It’s never good when you let something like that drag on. I think he wanted everything to get resolved faster than it did. I’m glad that’s in the past and he’s in a good place. He’s a winner. You put him in place and a culture where he can do that, and I’m happy.

“I know Jimmy. I know his heart. I know what kind of competitor he is. But I also know how tough he is. Now you can see Minnesota and their young guys are getting back to their comfort zone.”

The Timberwolves are 4-2 since trading Jimmy Butler, who was also linked to the Heat. The four-time All-Star was close to reuniting with Dwyane Wade in South Beach, but the Timberwolves and Heat weren’t able to agree upon a deal.