July 22, 2024

The Philadelphia 76ers Are Thinking About Reuniting With An Old Friend To Play With Joel Embiid…

Despite the fact that Jimmy Butler will be 35 years old by the time the 2024-25 season begins in the Fall, the Miami Heat forward will reportedly be seeking a max contract extension that would make him among the highest-paid players in the NBA.

Should the Heat decide that they want to move on from Butler and not give him the extension he’s looking for, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reports that the Philadelphia 76ers might pursue Butler as they are “monitoring” his situation.

The other player that the Sixers will be reportedly monitoring is Brandon Ingram of the New Orleans Pelicans.

Butler played in Philadelphia for half a season in 2018-19 after the Sixers acquired him in a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves. Things didn’t work out for Philly and Butler, however, as he signed with the Heat during the following offseason.

With Embiid now 30 years old and having never played more than 68 games in a season (he played in just 39 this year), the Sixers are likely beginning to wonder how much time they’ll have left with Embiid at the peak of his powers before his body starts to break down permanently.

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