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Heat star Dwyane Wade explains how Jimmy Butler should play with the Sixers

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Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade says Philadelphia 76ers All-Star small forward Jimmy Butler can’t play the hero-ball role with the Sixers like he did with the Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves.

Because Philly has so much talent, Wade believes Butler has to adapt to his teammates and pick his spots when to take over games like he’s accustomed to.

“It’s different now,” Dwyane Wade told Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports. “When I played with him with the Bulls, he was the man. He was a young guy coming up, had some success, he’s an All-Star. He was ‘The Guy’. Here, they got a lot of guys, so he has to play that plug.

“And then he has that opportunity like you see where they just let him go. He has to play that game. You can’t come to a team like this and expect to play your same game. Tobias Harris, you know? You have to find a way to spot greatness in spot moments. Chicago … it was a lot of young guys and Jimmy had to be a guy who did it every night for us.”

Since the Sixers acquired Tobias Harris from the LA Clippers, Jimmy Butler has the seventh highest usage rate on the team. Knowing Butler, he’s probably not happy about that.

Philly, though, is 39-22 on the season, good for fourth place in the Eastern Conference standings. Butler is averaging 18.5 points in 39 games with the Sixers while shooting 47.8 percent from the field. As long as the team is winning, you would hope Butler remains happy.