SIXERS OUT OF PICTURE (THEY WERE BARELY IN) ON JIMMY BUTLER!

By Jack Ryan

The Sixers kicked the tires on Jimmy Butler and said no thanks.

With Timberwolves star Butler available, could Philadelphia land another star to join Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons?

Sam Amick of The Athletic:

All the noise about Jimmy Butler yesterday was about Miami, but it’s clear Minnesota’s price tag remains extremely high. To highlight one rumored team, I’m told Philly is currently completely out of the JB situation and has never had any traction after preliminary discussions.

Butler would have fit well in the 76ers. They have the young players and picks to present a compelling offer. Butler is a superb defender, and though not an ideal outside shooter, he would have added a perimeter player able to create his own shot.

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