Report: Jimmy Butler clashing with Brett Brown over role in 76ers’ system

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Nearly two months after he was disgruntled with the Minnesota Timberwolves and traded to the Philadelphia 76ers,¬†All-Star Jimmy Butler is reportedly already clashing with head coach Brett Brown and challenging him over the team’s offensive system.

According to Ramona Shelburne and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN,¬†Butler has aggressively challenged Brown over Butler’s role in the offense and caused further issues with the team’s chemistry.

According to the report, witnesses described a “disrespectful” confrontation by the All-Star guard during a film-room session in Portland.

The report further details that Brown, in addition to coaching, has had to try and mediate a relationship between Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons that has been tenuous at different times.

While Butler has played well for the 76ers and made them a serious threat in the Eastern Conference, it seems his arrival has added fuel to an already slow-burning fire in Philadelphia.