Jimmy Butler Reportedly ‘Aggressively’ Challenged Brett Brown on Role in Offense | Bleacher Report

LOS ANGELES, CA - JAN 01: Jimmy Butler (23) of the Philadelphia 76ers rests during a game on January 01, 2019 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

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Two months after being acquired by the Philadelphia 76ers, Jimmy Butler is reportedly unhappy with his role in Brett Brown’s offensive system.

Per ESPN.com’s Ramona Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski, Butler “aggressively” challenged the Sixers head coach about his role in the offense, leading to bigger questions about the long-term marriage between the All-Star and the organization. 

While a source close to Butler contends that his intense, direct style can come off as combative as he’s trying to make clear his viewpoints, Butler’s sluggish assimilation into the Sixers environment is causing some concern about his long-term viability and fit with the organization, league sources said,” per the report. 

     

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