It’s not a secret that Joel Embiid isn’t having the best time with the Philadelphia 76ers and rival teams are preparing for the possibility of the Sixers trading the big man at the end of the season.
Moreover, Jimmy Butler, Embiid’s former teammate, has taken things to the next level. In an Instagram exchange, Butler appears to be recruiting Embiid to his Miami Heat.
I’m sure this is going to go over well pic.twitter.com/zUTrwW9Vqd
— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) February 11, 2020
Butler signed with the Heat this past summer in free agency when the Sixers and Heat agreed to a sign-and-trade deal. Butler got his money and landed in South Beach, while Embiid and the Sixers acquired Josh Richardson.
Embiid has stated several times this season that he wishes Butler stayed with the Sixers. Butler, meanwhile, has hinted that something behind the scenes happened in Philly which led to his departure.
JoJo and his team were booed on Sunday against the Chicago Bulls despite winning the game anyway, with Butler silencing the crowd after hitting a big 3 in the fourth quarter.
The past few weeks haven’t been easy for the Sixers, who look nothing like the contender team everybody expected them to be before the start of the campaign.