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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Report: 76ers have rebuffed teams seeking Jimmy Butler trade

Jimmy Butler

Reports of tension between Philadelphia 76ers guard Jimmy Butler and coach Brett Brown were apparently taken seriously enough that a few teams decided to try to see if the star player was available via trade.

According to Yaron Weitzman of Bleacher Report, some opposing general managers called the 76ers to ask if Butler might be available via trade. They were turned aside, and a Sixers source said that dealing Butler hasn’t even been considered by the front office.

The speculation comes after it was reported that Butler and Brown have clashed over the team’s offensive direction. Brown has downplayed whatever happened, and the Sixers don’t seem particularly worried about it either.

Essentially, it looks like a few teams read the reporting and did their due diligence. They have been turned back, and that looks unlikely to change anytime soon.

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