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With the expected move, Jimmy Butler will reject his 1
Haynes noted that "The Chess Stars were prepared for this decision," adding that the Los Angeles Lakers have a real interest in Butler Bulls before trading with Minnesota Timberwolves before the season 2017-18
Butler was excellent for Mines this year, averaging 22.2 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.9 assists, and 2.0 stolen per match, while firing 47.4% of the pitch and 35.0% out of three. It turns out he will be a long-term player along with superstar Carl-Anthony Towns and little preacher Andrew Wiggins.
But things broke down before the season 2018-19. Butler rejected Minnesota's bid for four years, $ 110 million in July, seemingly looking for a supermarket deal he will receive after the season. He then made a commercial request, which became nothing but a public circus . Buttler also never attached either to the Towns or to Wiggins, who, in his opinion, was too soft and was not hard-working for his taste. And while Butler is a two-way star, neither the city nor Wiggins has ever become solid at the defensive end, which is perhaps another point in Butler's argument. His time in Minnesota ended in early November when he traded to Sixers to join Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, a young pair more talented by the duo Towns and Wiggins, and certainly a more stubborn defense. end. Sixers then doubled in the season 2018-19, adding Tobias Harris during the NBA trade.
While there were some concerns about the floor space of the Butler team added to the team, along with the questions about how Embiid, Simmons, Butler and Harris would exist at the same time, given that there were only so many shots – the combination eventually works Enough to get Sixers to rank third in the Eastern Conference playoffs. isolation and pickup. His defense of the ball was also met in Philadelphia
Sixers are engaged with Embiid and Simmons in the foreseeable future and have the capacity to keep Butler and Harris. But Butler's return stays in the air, and he will surely be a free agent for the teams who want to upgrade to the wing.