We know this because of the latest edition of Marc Stein of the New York Times' weekly newsletter, in which he drops a fascinating nugget about the Timberwolves' attempt to enter trade talks with the Washington Wizards. Brand said he still thinks Philadelphia is the best place for Fultz to develop, and that the trade for Butler wasn't about losing faith in Fultz, but simply pouncing on an opportunity to gain ground in an improving Eastern Conference. There doesn't, however, seem to be a unanimous answer to what "best" entails.
The T-Wolves have won their last two games, both without Butler, so who knows, maybe this deal will work out for them after all. "Obviously, getting good players was a priority". The pick part was important.
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"It was what does it mean for the team?" I don't think there's too many of them that'll tell you that I'm a bad teammate, but people get whatever they want to say out.
It will be interesting to watch how much head coach Brett Brown adjusts his offense in the early days of Butler's Sixers career to use him most effectively. "I have to love where I'm at and have a great chance to win a championship". Per NBC Sports Philadelphia's Serena Winters, Butler will replace Fultz in the starting lineup. Neither Covington nor Saric are as aggressive driving to the basket as Butler and Minnesota's offense will likely suffer as a result. Of those games, they were 11-15 in games in which Butler was on the roster but sat out. "It's obvious that he's been doing this for a long time".
"I'm not looking, I'm listening and [general manager Andy Elisburg] and I are ... we've been doing this all the time. We knew there was risk involved with it".More news: Libya could hold elections next spring: Italy's foreign minister
If he decides he doesn't like the atmosphere in Philadelphia, Butler can opt out of the final season of his current contract and test free agency this summer, but reports after the trade said the sides intend to agree on a contract extension after the season.
"I don't think that's a problem". "At least we know what we got and everybody is going to be on the same page".
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"The transition has definitely been tough", Covington said.