Jimmy Butler Has 'Aggressively Challenged' 76ers Coach Brett Brown About His Role

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According to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski, Butler has "aggressively challenged" Brown about his role within the offense and even called out the coach in a recent film session.

There already have been reports of a little unrest between the new big 3 in Philadelphia, that of Simmons, Butler and Embiid.

Or perhaps this is more about a recurring theme in the career of Jimmy Butler.


Jimmy Butler was unhappy with the direction things were heading before he forced the Minnesota Timberwolves to trade him, and it appears he has picked up right where he left off with his new team. Overall, the team is 25-14 and sit fourth in the Eastern Conference.

Butler missed the team's last game against the Phoenix Suns as well as their practice on Friday with an upper respiratory infection, and is now listed as questionable for their next game against the Dallas Mavericks.

As a free agent this summer, Butler could choose to leave the Sixers if he doesn't think his fit with Simmons and Joel Embiid works. For the Sixers, Brown and Butler, it may be even more hard when Simmons and Embiid tend to dominate the ball as well.


Also, Brown has already signed an extension with the team and is here to stay, thus how much will the offensive style of the team change is something that can't really be banked upon.

"In searching for answers, Butler has met privately with Brown and his coaching staff, as well as general manager Elton Brand, league sources told ESPN" it added.

"Butler has expressed a desire to teammates that he hopes to play in more traditional pick-and-roll and isolation sets, rather than trying to find his place in the Sixers free-flowing offense, league sources said". The 76ers are now 11th in the National Basketball Association in offensive rating, and yes the team needs to find more ways to get Butler involved on offense, but that's going to take some time.


"We're coming together", Brown said after Monday's victory over the Clippers. Those four are huge. "That's why I lost it".

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