New weekly feature: Greg Cote’s Poll Dance! Vote now on Jimmy Butler’s future with the Miami Heat

The Miami Heat enter a crucial offseason that may center largely on whether to offer or agree to a maximum two-year, $113 million contract extension for Jimmy Butler.

There is an argument the Heat should go that route and run it back with a Butler-led team that has reached two NBA Finals in his five seasons.

There is a differing argument that Butler, about to turn 35 and injury-prone, is not worth the investment -- and that Miami cannot compete for a championship if Butler remains their top player.

Butler missed the first round of the playoffs with a knee injury but said Miami would have beaten the Celtics had he played, a very arguable claim. Club president Pat Riley reacted sharply, saying, “If you’re not on the court playing, you should keep your mouth shut.”

Vote as many times as you’d like, or until your fingers get tired.


What best describes where you side on the Heat and its commitment to Butler moving forward?