The Sixers have gone a step further in their goal of becoming one of the leading teams in the NBA and have signed Jimmy Butler. The forward of 29 years and four times 'all star' had decided to leave Minnesota several months ago, but so far had not managed to close his transfer. The deal crystallized after the Sixers, in return, agreed to send Minnesota to Saric, Covington, Bayless and a second round of the draft of 2022. Butler will sign a contract with the Sixers for five seasons and a total of 190 million of dollars.
The Sixers occupy fifth place in the Eastern Conference, with eight victories and six defeats, after losing in extra time their duel against Memphis (112-106). Mike Conley carried the weight of the Grizzlies' attack with 32 points and six assists. Marc Gasol He scored a remarkable performance with 18 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and two steals. Temple, Mack and Brooks completed the good game of the Grizzlies who have won the five games they played at home.
Redick, with 20 points, Embiid, with 14 points and 16 rebounds, and Simmons, with 18 points and 14 rebounds, stood out in a team that did not have any of the players that go to Minnesota to make effective the incorporation of Jimmy Butler.
Toronto continues to lead the Eastern Conference after adding its 12th win against the Knicks (128-112). The Cameroonian Pascal Siakam scored 23 points, the Lithuanian Jonas Valanciunas contributed 19 points and 10 rebounds and the Hispanic-Cameroonian Serge Ibaka, 12 points and eight rebounds. The Raptors extended their lead in the standings thanks to the Milwaukee loss in overtime against the Clippers (128-126). The Bucks did not have enough with the 27 points, 18 rebounds, four assists, five steals and two blocks Giannis Antetokounmpo, the 23 points of Brogdon and 20 of Brook Lopez. The Clippers triumphed thanks to Harrell's 26 points, Beverley's 21 points and Harris' 20 points and 11 rebounds.
Golden State sends in the West. The Warriors beat Brooklyn (116-100) with 28 points and 11 assists Kevin Durant, 24 points from Klay Thompson and 27 from Quentin Cook, who took the place of the injured Stephen Curry.
Luka Doncic continues his excellent start to the season in his NBA debut and with 22 points, eight assists and six rebounds he led the victory of Dallas against Oklahoma City (111-96). JJ Barea, with 21 points, seconded the Slovenian forward. Adams and Paul George, with 20 points and 13 rebounds each, stood out in the Thunder, who could not line up Russell Westbrook, injured. The German Schröder, his substitute, scored 19 points. Álex Abrines He played 26 points and scored six points and two rebounds.
Neither could Pau Gasol play, injured on one foot. The Spurs, with 28 points and 10 rebounds from LaMarcus Aldridge, beat Houston (96-89). Harden added 25 points, Gordon, 23, and Chris Paul, 13. But it was not enough and the Rockets crisis, finalists of the Western Conference last season, is accentuated. They have seven defeats in 11 games.
The Lakers, with 25 points and seven rebounds Lebron James, they won in Sacramento (86-101). The team from Los Angeles has six victories and many defeats.