Jimmy Butler to meet with Sixers soon, has interest from Lakers, Nets and other sign-and-trade options
Jimmy Butler plans to meet with the Sixers soon, but the four-time All-Star also has interest from other teams with maximum salary cap space, including the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Butler also has interest in joining the Houston Rockets and Miami Heat, two teams who would have to complete a sign-and-trade with the Sixers to acquire the 29-year-old All-NBA swingman.
Sources: Jimmy Butler plans to meet with the 76ers soon and has interest from other teams with maximum salary space, including the Lakers and Nets, and sign-and-trade possibilities elsewhere.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 29, 2019
The Sixers can offer Butler the most money in free agency and a fifth year on his deal. Philly could do a sign-and-trade with the Heat and Rockets if Butler tells them he’s not going to come back. That would allow the franchise to get assets in return for Butler and not lose him for nothing.
All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving will sign with the Nets on Sunday. If Brooklyn feels two-time Finals MVP Kevin Durant isn’t going to come with Irving, it appears they’ll shift their focus to Butler, who has a close relationship with Irving.
This past season with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Sixers, Butler averaged 18.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.0 assists while shooting 46.2 percent from the field, 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 85.5 percent from the free-throw line. Along with Butler, Philly has to address Tobias Harris and J.J. Redick’s free agencies.
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