Butler is expected to decline his player option for 2019-20 and test free agency, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports. According to Haynes, the 76ers remain determined to retain Butler.
Last season, the four-time All-Star averaged 18.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.9 steals while helping lead the 76ers to a down-to-the-wire Game 7 against the Raptors in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Butler is one of the best two-way players in the league, and he'll be highly sought-after by a variety of teams. The Sixers have the advantage from a financial standpoint -- able to offer Butler the most total money -- but that may not be all that matters to the 29-year-old. Jun 14 3:29 pm (EST)
- Butler managed 16 points (5-14 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 5-6 FT), four rebounds, one assist, and one steal in 43 minutes during Sunday's 92-90 loss to the Raptors.
- Butler contributed 25 points (9-18 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 7-7 FT), eight assists, six rebounds, and two steals in 35 minutes during Thursday's 112-101 Game 6 win over the Raptors.
- Butler tallied 22 points (6-16 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 10-11 FT), seven assists, five rebounds, one steal, and one block in 30 minutes during Tuesday's 125-89 Game 5 loss to the Raptors. All Jimmy Butler News
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