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Jimmy Butler

Jimmy Butler

Shooting Guard, Philadelphia Sixers

Age: 29 Height: 6-7 Weight: 231 lbs School: Marquette

Philadelphia Sixers

Jimmy Butler News

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.

Jimmy Butler's MRI "came back favourable" but the Philadelphia 76ers star is still listed as doubtful for Wednesday's game against the Brooklyn Nets with a groin strain, according to head coach Brett Brown. Butler strained his groin in Monday's win over the Detroit Pistons – the four-time NBA All-Star missing all three of his shots and grabbing four rebounds in 10 minutes of action before leaving the court. The 29-year-old avoided structural damage but he is set to miss the midweek showdown with the Nets.

An MRI on Jimmy Butler's strained groin revealed no structural damage, sources told ESPN's Zach Lowe.

Kemba Walker is one of the NBA's smallest players, but he's playing a huge role for the Hornets. That bodes well with free agency looming.

Philadelphia 76ers swingman Jimmy Butler left Monday's game against the Detroit Pistons due to a groin injury after logging nine minutes of action and will not return.

Player Role

Starting SG

Draft Rankings

Overall

#18

Among SGs

#3