All-star guard Jimmy Butler will return to Miami in a multi-million dollar deal that will keep him with the Heat through the 2025-26 season, and ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Saturday that Butler has signed a four-year, $184 million contract. The deal includes a player option for $37.6 million in the 2022-23 season and will see the Houston native now earn seven years and $287 million guaranteed to him from Miami since joining via signing and trading in 2019. Butler, 31, will anchor the Heat’s rapidly forming roster Trying to return to the NBA Finals for the second time in three seasons. Miami has struck a signing and trading deal with the Toronto Raptors to acquire guard Kyle Lowery and already has All-Star status, Pam Adebayo. “Jimmy is an announcer and face of our franchise with Pam and Kyle,” Heat president Pat Riley said in a statement. “With Jimmy, we got an All-NBA player, an All-NBA defensive player, strong as nails and a complete player across the board. He deserves this contract as he consistently positions himself at the top of the league at his center His presence in the Heat has been a huge coup. Our “. Please use your Chrome browser for an accessible video player Jimmy Butler became the first player in Heat history to triple in back-to-back All-Star games five times, and Butler has spent the past two seasons with the Heat. In 10 NBA seasons, he averaged 17.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.0 assists but surpassed them in 2020-21 with 21.5 points, 6.9 rebounds and 7.1 assists. He also led the league in steals at a rate of 2.1 per game. “I am excited for this upcoming season,” Butler said in a statement released by the team. “Good players find a way to play good basketball. We have a lot of these people on this team.” Butler isn’t the only Miami player to be re-signed to a huge new contract. Duncan Robinson, the team’s shooting wing player, also agreed to extend the franchise. Robinson signed for five years and $90 million, the most expensive contract ever awarded to an unoccupied player. Duncan Robinson secured the biggest contract ever for a non-occupied player, quitting the Miami Heat for 5 years, $90 million pic.twitter.com/sjsVJ6BBAL— Sky Sports NBA (SkySportsNBA) August 2, 2021 to finish with an impressive performance – given the fifth start Riley also added PJ Tucker in a two-year, $15 million deal during the free agency. Tucker was an integral part of the Milwaukee Bucks last season after his mid-season trade from the Houston Rockets and will add to the strong defensive identity the Heat appear to be building behind Butler, Laurie and Adebayo. Head coach Eric Spoelstra, two-time champion in 2012 and 2013, are definitely a team to watch for next season.