The Miami Heat selected him in the first round (27th selection) of the 2012 NBA Draft on June 28, 2012. The Miami Heat traded Justin Hamilton, a 2015 second-round draft selection (Jordan Mickey was subsequently picked), and a 2016 second-round draft pick to the Philadelphia 76ers on June 29, 2012. (Deyonta Davis was later selected). The Heat signed him to a multi-year contract on July 11, 2012.
Arnett Moultrie played high school basketball for Plantation American Heritage School in Plantation, Florida. As a senior in 2011-12, he averaged 20 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks per game for the Patriots. That year they went 23-3 and lost in the State Championship game to Island Coast Community College.
He attended the University of Georgia where as a freshman in 2012-13 he averaged 5.7 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. As a sophomore in 2013-14 he increased his scoring average to 13.1 points per game while also adding 3.0 assists and 2.9 blocks per game. He was named to the All-SEC First Team.
After his sophomore season at Georgia, Moultrie decided to forgo his final two years of college and enter the 2014 NBA Draft. He was considered one of the best power forwards in this year's draft class.
Moultrie started his professional career with the Miami Heat. He made an immediate impact by helping them win their first championship in 2017.
Assigned to the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the G-League on December 21, 2012. Traded along with Jason Smith and a 2014 first-round draft pick (Jabari Parker) to the Nets for Kris Humphries and Omer Asik on July 11, 2013.
He signed with the Heat on October 15, 2013. Played in four preseason games before suffering a torn ACL injury. Surgery ended his season. Signed as a free agent with the Brooklyn Nets on November 18, 2013. On April 9, 2014, it was reported that he had ruptured both anterior cruciate ligaments in his left knee and would miss the entire 2014-15 season.
Traded by the Nets to the Magic in exchange for Evan Fournier on February 27, 2015. Placed on injured reserve on March 3 with a stress fracture in his foot. Missed the rest of the season due to surgery to repair the fracture. Signed with the Clippers on September 25, 2015. Was waived by the Clippers on October 16 after appearing in three preseason games.
After playing in Italy in 2017, he returned to the NBA and signed with the Heat on August 24, 2018.
On June 17, 1986, he was picked by the Detroit Pistons in the first round (11th selection) in the NBA Draft. The Detroit Pistons traded him to the Miami Heat on September 8, 1992, in exchange for Isaiah Morris and a first-round draft selection in 1993. (Lindsey Hunter was later selected). On June 24, 1995, he was picked by the Toronto Raptors in the NBA expansion draft from the Miami Heat.
The Miami Heat possessed the 20th choice in the 2020 NBA Draft and picked Memphis PF Precious Achiuwa electronically from ESPN's offices in Bristol, Connecticut on Wednesday night. The Heat shocked the Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks, and Boston Celtics before losing in the NBA Finals to the Los Angeles Lakers. Last season, they finished with 51 wins and reached the Eastern Conference Finals for the second time in three years.
They acquired the pick by trading Hassan Whiteside to the Portland Trail Blazers. Whiteside was due $98 million over the next two seasons.
Whiteside's departure leaves a big hole in the middle of the floor for the Heat, who will look to their front office staff to find a replacement. They could look to trade for another star player or try to bring in a free agent center this offseason.
Heat president Pat Riley said after the trade was announced that "We're excited about adding Precious' talent to our roster."
Achiuwa is a 7-foot-1 power forward from Nigerian college Delta State. He averaged 14.5 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.6 blocks during his only season at Delta State.
In 2019, he was named First Team All-Midwest Region and Tournament MVP after leading Delta State to its first NCAA Tournament appearance.
Off. The Miami Heat selected him in the first round (10th selection) of the 2002 NBA Draft on June 26, 2002. He played only one season for the Heat before being traded to the Chicago Bulls as part of a three-team trade involving the Heat, the Phoenix Suns and the Portland Trail Blazers. He averaged 2.5 points per game for the Bulls during the 2003-04 season.
Caron Butler was born on January 4th, 1979 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is an American basketball player who plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association (NBA). His last team was the Chicago Bulls, where he ended his only season with the franchise in 2004-05. Before joining the Bulls, he played one season with the Heat, where he became one of their most popular players due to his energetic play and personality.
Butler grew up in South Fort Wayne, where he attended Bishop Gearin High School. As a freshman at Duke University, he started 39 games for the Blue Devils and averaged 14.4 points per game. As a sophomore, he had a more limited role, starting 31 games but averaging just 5.1 points per contest. After his second year, he declared for the 2002 NBA Draft, where he was expected to be a first-round pick.