Age: 34 Height: 6-4 Weight: 190 lbs School: Duke
Jimmy Butler is telling his side of the story after starring in the months-long NBA reality show of when and if the Minnesota Timberwolves would trade him. Butler, now a member of the Philadelphia 76ers, went on teammate JJ Redick’s podcast to tell all about requesting a trade, sitting out the preseason and a secret from the infamous practice that no one yet told. Butler told Redick he was told by management to practice, which “lit the match,” and their insistence on him practicing with a team that was likely to trade him made the fire roar.
Assuming we also retain JJ Redick and Mike Muscala, two potential free agent targets I am intrigued by are rugged 6'9 Noah Vonleh and another broad shouldered forward 6'7 restricted free agent, Stanley Johnson. Both are potential fifth options who provide more athleticism and upside than Wilson
Heading into Wednesday night's matchup vs. the Knicks, the Sixers had yet to piece together a complete game. Joel Embiid (26 points, 14 rebounds, seven assists) and JJ Redick (24 points on 10 for 14 shooting) led the way for the Sixers.