Butler, an all-star each of the past four seasons, had averaged 21.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.4 steals in 10 games with Minnesota, but he never meshed with Timberwolves' stars Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins.
Four of Butler's six buckets came in the paint as he effectively got free on backdoor cuts, consistently finding holes in the Magic defence.
Butler stated he was impressed with the youngster, but it seems that he will be taking his place in the starting five. I don't think there's too many of them that will tell you I'm a bad teammate but people get whatever they want to say out.
Joel Embiid sank a three-point shot from the top of the key with less than two minutes left, turned around and raised his arms in the air. On the court, he's demanding and he wanted to win and he pushed me to be better, ' is what I was hearing.
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Jayalalithaa offered free mixer, grinder, laptops and others to the poor. The scene is a swipe at the freebie culture that exists in Tamil Nadu.
Isaac, whose brief National Basketball Association career has been filled with stops and starts because of a series of ankle injuries, will be back in action tonight following a six-game lay off when the Magic (6-8) face the new-look 76ers (9-6) at Amway Center.
Redick, Philadelphia really doesn't have any players who can stretch the floor for them.
So, instead, the Sixers went all-in on Butler now, adding one of the league's elite two-way wing players to a roster already featuring one of its best point guards in Simmons and one of its best centers in Embiid.
Butler talked about when they get out there and play together and how it'll hopefully be a good story. "Next game, I guarantee I will know a lot more than I did this game". That's where my energy comes from. "He's a superstar player so we're definitely looking forward to having those discussions, but we can't have those yet". I love my teammates. "The truth is, we dug ourselves a little bit of a hole, so it's going to be harder than it would be if it was a true start of a season. Everything else will sort itself out".